Subacute Rehab vs. Acute
To make the best choice when selecting a rehabilitation facility after discharge from the ICU, or intensive care unit, patients need to know the difference between subacute rehab and acute rehabilitation.
Research has shown that acute rehabilitation yields improved patient outcomes compared to subacute rehab.
What is acute rehabilitation?
Acute rehabilitation is an intensive form of medical rehabilitation in which patients receive three or more hours of core therapies per day (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy). In acute rehabilitation settings, patients are cared for by a team of clinicians from a wide variety of medical fields.
What is subacute rehab?
Subacute rehab is a less intense version of medical rehabilitation where three hours of therapy per day are not required. Care is typically limited to the three core therapies, PT, OT and/or speech therapy.
How Else Do They Differ?
Acute Rehabilitation Programs at St. Charles
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