Who Do We Help?
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) treats patients with functional deficits as a result of (but not limited to) the following:
- Stroke (CVA)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Hip Fracture
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Trauma
- Other Orthopedic or Neurological Disorders
The accredited 19-bed ARU provides intensive rehabilitation services to help patients attain their maximum level of independence for transition to home or a home-like environment.
Referral Line: (307) 256-2178
Patients can be admitted to the ARU from home, a hospital or other facilities.
To be admitted, patients must meet (at minimum) the following criteria:
- Require medical oversight from a physician specializing in physical rehabilitation
- Require a minimum of two types of therapy (PT, OT or ST)
- Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing
- Be able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy per day, five out of seven days/week
How Do We Help?
The ARU provides a supportive, caring environment in addition to highly skilled and individualized care that considers each patient’s needs.
- Daily supervision by a physician specializing in physical and rehabilitative medicine
- Rounding by a neurologist
- 24-hour nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language pathology
- Social work / Case management
- Weekly interdisciplinary team conferences
- Leisure and recreational activities
- Community re-entry, including home safety evaluations
- Dietary services
- Respiratory services
- Wound care
- Chaplain support
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) apartment
- Psychology consultations
- Specialized medical consultations and diagnostic testing
- Laboratory and Pharmacy services
- Weekly rounds with all members of the treatment team, patients and their support system
- Throughout the patient’s stay in the ARU, the family and support team are encouraged to participate in the rehabilitation process and receive all education and training needed to help ensure a safe discharge to the patient’s home.
- Case management is available for consistent discharge planning, patient / family support and help at discharge to secure needed community resources, home health services and outpatient care.
- Home evaluations are available to help ensure a safe and smooth discharge for the patient back into the community.
- Prior to discharge, the ARU team will help schedule required follow-up appointments and review discharge medications.
Stroke Survivors Support Group
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 6-7 p.m.
CRMC- East Campus, 2600 E. 18th St., Cheyenne, WY
Click here for the 2018 Stroke Support Group schedule.
Stroke Awareness Community Symposium
Held annually in May
CRMC – West Campus, 214 E. 23rd St., Cheyenne, WY
Held annually in August