Medical rehabilitation is an extension and support of acute care. Often, rehabilitation determines the individual’s future quality of life, vocational and recreational opportunities, while deterring secondary medical complications. It takes recovery to its ultimate level by giving individuals who are experiencing catastrophic illness or injury both opportunity and hope for restoring their functional independence.
Through the efforts of an interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation
professionals, patients are taught the necessary skills to care for
themselves and return to a normal and viable lifestyle. The treatment
team may include a physician, rehab nurses, physical therapist,
occupational therapist, speech therapist, social worker, the patients
and their family members.
Because each person’s needs are unique, individualized treatment
programs are developed based on the patient’s physical limitations,
abilities and goals for recovery. Treatment may address areas related to
mobility and strength, performance of activities of daily living,
communication skills and swallowing function. The ARU serves patients
recovering from a variety of medical issues, including: stroke,
amputations, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, closed head injuries,
multiple trauma, spinal cord injuries, hip fractures and hip and knee
The ARU serves thousands of patients from the Midlands to the Pee Dee
of South Carolina each year. You can choose where you go for your rehab
stay. Be sure to let your doctor or case manager know where you want to
go. They can help you get care on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at
Palmetto Health Tuomey. Your stay on the ARU is covered by Medicare
and most private insurances.
For more information, please call (803) 774-9574 for admissions information and screening or (803) 774-9476 for the Program Director.