Comprehensive Stroke Center

St. Anthony Hospital

Acute Stroke Rehabilitation at St. Anthony Hospital
11600 W 2nd Pl
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Comprehensive Stroke Center

St. Anthony Hospital

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility specializes in Stroke Rehabilitation

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) is an 18 bed unit located on the 7th floor of St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, CO. The hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and award-winning Comprehensive Stroke Center.  The Stroke Program holds a Gold Seal of approval from the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and has earned numerous American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awards. 

We are proud to be an integral part of the continuum of care to maximize stroke recovery. Our nursing and therapy staff specialize in rehabilitation for stroke and neurological disorders; our therapists have specialized training in Neuro-Development Treatment (NDT), which focuses on stroke recovery.

To refer a patient to St. Anthony Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation: Call 720-321-1502 

For family members who need to contact the unit: Call 720-321-1500

Photo of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility rehab room

Building Independence - A Team Effort

The IRF is a bridge between the hospital stay and the transition to home. Inpatient Rehabilitation services are provided under the direction of a Medical Director, who is qualified to manage physical rehabilitation programs of patients after a complex injury, disease or surgery.

  • Services

    Patient undergoing walking rehab exercises

    Comprehensive care for complex health issues
    The St. Anthony Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility provides comprehensive rehabilitation in an acute-care setting for patients whose conditions are complex and require a multi-disciplinary approach for optimal recovery. Our therapy team specializes in a variety of medical conditions such as stroke, trauma and spinal cord injuries.

    Our location within St. Anthony Hospital allows for immediate access to medical and surgical specialties, including critical care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. Radiology and laboratory services are also available.

    Medical conditions we treat at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility include:

    • Stroke
    • Brain Injury
    • Amputations
    • Neurological Conditions
    • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
    • Orthopedic
    • Trauma
    • Medically Complex Conditions
  • Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Program

    Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and therapeutic services to help individuals recover from stroke
    The multidisciplinary inpatient acute stroke rehabilitation program provides intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to give patients the strengths and skills they need to return to their highest level of function.

    Admission Process
    A referral can be made by a local physician, hospital case managers or by personally calling 720-321-1502 . An evaluation by a pre-admission screening liaison is required (provided at no charge) to determine rehabilitation needs.

    Health Insurance Coverage
    Health insurance benefits will be verified prior to admission. Most major insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover inpatient rehabilitation programs.

  • Our Team

    Photo of patient working on balance rehab exercises

    A multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists, in collaboration with the patient, work to provide varied services to help patients regain as much of their independence as possible.

    Families are also very involved and receive ongoing training and education to be able to assist their family member safely and confidently at home.

    • Rehabilitation Medical Director
    • Physical Therapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Speech-Language Pathologists
    • Certified Rehabilitation Nurse Specialists
    • Social Workers/Case Managers
    • Psychiatrist/Psychologist
    • Dietitian
    • Pastoral Care
    • Music Therapy
    • Massage Therapists
  • Criteria for Admission

    Potential patients for IRF must meet certain criteria including:

    • Medical necessity - a patient must have medical and nursing needs that require ongoing inpatient hospitalization
    • The patient's medical condition must be stabilized, but continue to need daily management by a Rehabilitation Medical Director
    • The patient's functional ability and endurance must be sufficient to allow for at least three hours of participation in at least two therapy services, five days per week
    • Functional gains must also be evident by an increase in functional independence throughout the stay
  • Why Choose Our Program

    • Rehabilitation Medical Director
    • Highly Trained Licensed Therapists
    • Highly Trained Rehabilitation Nurses
    • Personalized Plan of Care
    • Swallowing management utilizing Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
    • State-of-the Art equipment (Bioness, LiteGait, and TRANS-SIT car transfer simulator)
    • Integrative Healing Services
    • Pet Therapy and Pet Visitation