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CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital

CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital is an 80-bed inpatient facility for acute rehabilitation located in Asheville, NC. A regional referral center, we offer rehabilitation programs for a multitude of illnesses, injuries and conditions, from stroke to traumatic brain injury to amputation.

Formerly known as Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital, we started in 1938 as a haven for children with disabilities. Today, CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital is recognized across the Southeast as a trusted choice for physical medicine and rehabilitation services.

Rehabilitation is a different process for every patient. For some it means learning to walk again; for others, it means adjusting to the challenges of a wheelchair or artificial limb, or re-learning the tasks of everyday life after a brain injury. At CarePartners, we treat every part of the rehabilitation process as a step closer to a fuller, more independent life.

From traditional physical, occupational and speech therapies to specialty rehabilitation programs, CarePartners provides a full continuum of post-acute rehabilitative care. In many cases, CarePartners is the only health care provider in the region with these services.

At CarePartners, you’ll have an entire team of physicians, therapists, nurses and other specialists dedicated to helping you become as independent as possible in a timely manner.

Our physicians and specialists will closely evaluate your condition to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs, abilities and goals. A care manager will coordinate the plan and assist with communications between you and your physician as well as staff members, family members, caregivers and outside resources.

Typical Patient Experience

At CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital, our goal is to help you return to a productive and fulfilling life. That means working with you to regain strength and the highest degree of functionality and independence possible.

What can you expect?
CarePartners inpatients must be able to participate in at least three hours of rehabilitation activities, five days per week. Your specific therapeutic activities will be based on your individual rehabilitation goals, and will change as you make progress.

For most patients therapy starts first thing in the morning, as you get ready for your day. Your rehabilitation nurse or occupational therapist will help you with “Activities of Daily Living,” or ADLs, which include getting dressed, grooming and having breakfast. Afternoon and evening sessions will follow, with breaks in between to rest and eat. Therapies include activities to improve your strength, mobility, self-care and cognitive skills.

Here is a typical schedule for one of our patients:

6–7 a.m.

  • Medications
  • Breakfast

7–8:30 a.m.

  • Nursing assessment
  • Lab work
  • Respiratory treatments
  • Occupational therapy (ADLs)
  • Receive daily therapy schedule

8:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

  • Doctor visit
  • Therapies
  • Rest

12–1 p.m.

  • Lunch
  • Medications
  • Nursing assessment
  • Rest

1–5 p.m.

  • Individual or group therapies
  • Rest

5–6 p.m.

  • Dinner

6–9 p.m.

  • Shower
  • Medications
  • Nursing assessments
  • Visiting hours until 8:30 p.m.

Please note: Daily schedules vary based on patient need. This schedule should be viewed as a guide only.

Rehabilitation Hospital Admission Criteria

If you are an adult or a teenager whose illness or injury prevents you from being able to perform at least two everyday activities (such as walking, eating, speaking or self-care), you may benefit from admission to the rehabilitation hospital.

To be admitted, patients must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Require a hospital level of care (24-hour nursing and physician availability)
  • Be able to tolerate at least three hours of rehabilitation activities five days per week
  • Have potential for significant improvement
  • Need more intensive services than those provided by a skilled nursing facility
  • Be able to learn new information or have a caregiver available for training
  • Expect to be discharged in a timely manner once rehabilitation goals have been met

To find out more about inpatient rehabilitation at CarePartners, please call 828-274-6151.


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