acute rehab

Rehabilitation after COVID-19

As the only facility of its kind between Salinas and Santa Barbara, the Acute Rehabilitation Center is a valuable asset for Central Coast residents. It provides a hospital-based, comprehensive and robust program for patients recovering from serious illnesses or injuries such as stroke, brain injury, amputation, and spinal cord injury. Recently, it has expanded its services to treat non-infectious patients recovering from COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 can cause respiratory, cognitive, cardiovascular, or mental health issues; fatigue; pain; or loss of taste and smell. These symptoms are often debilitating and can affect the patient’s ability to work, care for family, and live comfortably.

Often the symptoms are similar to those seen in stroke, brain injury, cardiac, pulmonary or neurological patients. The physicians, nurses, and physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists at the Acute Rehabilitation Center use an interdisciplinary rehabilitation model to help individuals who have disability after COVID-19 rebuild their lives.

While many infected with COVID-19 face a difficult path to recovery, the Acute Rehabilitation Center is here to help them return to the best possible quality of life. If you would like to help support the therapies and technology available at the Acute Rehabilitation Center, please click here or contact the Foundation.