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Acute Physical Rehabilitation Unit

Our mission is to provide functionally oriented programs which value interdisciplinary teamwork to help patients achieve their fullest potential for return to an independent lifestyle. The rehabilitation team works together to assist each patient in reaching their maximum level of function and independence

The Acute Physical Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Geneva General Hospital is an inpatient facility with 15 beds designed to meet the special physical and cognitive rehabilitative needs of individuals who have experienced a disabling injury, illness, or surgery.  Our goal is to increase your functional levels, enabling you to return home as quickly as possible.  While at the ARU, you have full access to hospital physicians and services.

ARU accepts patients from Geneva General Hospital and other health care facilities to allow patients to rehabilitate closer to home.

Geneva General Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a New York State Department of Health Primary Stroke Center.

ARU has been recognized by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the unit’s patient outcomes by ranking in the top 10% eight times when compared to similar facilities and programs nationally. ARU received a “2012 Top Performer Award” from UDSMR in honor of its high level of performance and outstanding rehabilitation program excellence. Geneva General Hospital’s ARU is one of 11 out of approximately 800 units nationwide to be in this prestigious ranking for six consecutive years.

Each patient's injury and life situation are unique.  As such, patients' goals and family expectations are incorporated into an individualized treatment program that is continually modified as recovery proceeds during your stay.  The active participation of family and friends is encouraged.  Along with family and caregiver education, training and support, patients receive three hours of daily therapy.

Diagnoses and Rehabilitation problems served include:
• Stroke
• Hip Fracture
• Amputation
• Guillain-Barre' Syndrome
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson's Disease
• Brain Tumor
• Encephalopathy
• Pulmonary
• Huntington's Chorea
• Mild Brain Injury
• Arthritis
• Major Multiple Trauma

Admission to the Acute Physical Rehabilitation Unit

Much consideration goes into the admission for each patient. To qualify for the Acute Rehab Unit at Geneva General, the patient must meet the following criteria:

• Be medically stable

• Require a minimum of three hours of therapy at least five days a week

• Require 24 hours of rehabilitation nursing care

• Require medical supervision by a physician specializing  in physical medicine and rehabilitation

• Have the potential to improve functional capabilities

• Be motivated to participate in the rehabilitation program

• Have an identified placement at discharge

Please contact Judy McTigue, assessment coordinator, by calling 315-787-4475 or by emailing: if you have any questions or need any additional information.

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