Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center offers three levels of rehabilitative care to meet the full range of patient needs. You may be admitted into one program level but move to another as you progress through rehabilitation treatment and recovery.
Acute Rehabilitation Program
The Acute Rehabilitation Program provides intensive rehabilitation on an inpatient basis for patients who have significant impairments from illness, injury, surgery, neurological disorders, or chronic disease. Each patient works with a team of rehabilitation experts tailored to his or her specific therapeutic needs, and receives three or more hours of daily therapy up to seven days a week, as appropriate or tolerated, between the hours of 7 AM and 4 PM.
Swing Care Program
The Swing Care Program supports patients who no longer need acute hospital care but who are not yet well enough to be cared for at home. Some patients may also require continued physician management of complex medical conditions or a modified pace of therapy for continued recovery. Patients in this program receive skilled nursing care on a 24-hour basis and therapy services for one to two hours a day.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
The Outpatient Rehabilitation Program provides ongoing physical medicine and rehabilitation therapies for adult and pediatric patients. The program supports patients who have left the hospital but continue to need rehabilitation to increase their level of function, and patients who do not require a hospital stay for treatment due to an injury or chronic illness.
Treatment plans are coordinated to enable patients to receive all of their services in one location. Patients may be seen in Mt. Ascutney Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, which is home to Physiatry, Outpatient Orthopaedics and Physical Therapy departments, or Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmenary Rehabilitation, the Miller Therapeutic Pool and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Center.