Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
The Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Mission Hospital combines the latest
rehabilitation techniques and an expert team of specialists to create
an unsurpassed healing environment. Our goal is to provide highly personalized
care to enable people with disabling conditions to achieve their goals
and to pursue life with meaning and purpose. And we've done it - our
Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) consistently ranks among the top 10 percent
in the nation for positive results for rehabilitative services. We are
extremely highly regarded for our ability to achieve better outcomes utilizing
fewer resources while returning patients to community living more than
regional and national health care providers. Please review information
about our Acute Rehabilitation Unit
ARU clinical outcomes. Also available for review is information regarding Mission Hospital Regional
Medical “Center of Excellence”
Rehabilitation services are provided for patients who have suffered functional
loss due to any of the following:
- Stroke (CVA)
- Multiple Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injury
- Brain/Spine Tumors
- Cardiac/Pulmonary Dysfunction
Degenerative Neurological Disorders, including
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Guillain Barre
- Parkinson's Disease
- Other progressive neurological impairments
Common functional problems benefiting from Acute Rehabilitation:
- Balance and coordination impairments
- Inability to swallow
- Inability to move in bed, transfer to a wheelchair or come to a standing
position without help
- Inability to perform activities of daily living such as eating, grooming,
dressing, bathing, and homemaking
- Cognitive/perceptual deficits or speech/language problems, in conjunction
with physical limitations
- Inability to work or function in the community due to physical impairment
- Weakness or limited motion in extremities or trunk
We foster patient and family participation:
Patients and families play an active role in developing a customized treatment plan.
Family members are strongly encouraged to participate in the patient’s
- Engagement in therapies and meetings held during hospitalization is essential.
- Dedication to developing skills necessary to transition safely home is vital.
We encourage independence:
- We encourage our patients to become as independent as possible, but we
are always available to assist when needed. It is important that our clients
learn to be self-sufficient when able.
- Often it is difficult for family members and friends to watch loved ones
struggle with various tasks. We ask that family and friends avoid helping
the patient with tasks where help may not be necessary.
entire rehabilitation team will be available to instruct family members on the type of help that
is most beneficial for the patient's recovery.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all Inpatient
Rehab Facilities (IRF) to adhere to a specific set of admission requirements.
The patient must require and be sufficiently stable to participate in
and benefit from at least three hours of therapy/day from at least two
different therapies, one of which must be PT or OT. The patient must require
supervision by a rehabilitation physician leading an interdisciplinary
process that allows the
patient to make measurable improvement in functional status providing for
the likelihood of a community discharge. The Acute Rehabilitation Unit
at Mission Hospital accepts referrals from physicians, social workers,
rehabilitation nurses, case managers, discharge planners, insurance companies,
public and private agencies, patients, and their families. Candidates
for admission will receive an assessment to determine their appropriateness
for the program. Reimbursement is accepted from private insurance and
Medicare. A plan for a viable transition back to a community setting is
an imperative part of our program. More specific
ARU program parameters information and
frequently asked questions.
Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities
Mission Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit’s highly-specialized Brain
Injury and Comprehensive programs have been accredited by
CARF, an independent, international organization that promotes the standards
of care for rehabilitation programs. Accreditation signifies that a hospital's
program represents the highest quality, value, and optimal outcomes for
the individuals served.
Locations & Directions page for directions to the Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo. The ARU is located
in the Pavilion building with access through the East Pavilion entrance.
For after-hours access, please enter through our Tower 2 lobby at the
front of the hospital.
To find out more about our outstanding ARU program or to schedule a tour,
please call (949) 365-2186.