(Facts & Figures, 2013)
Number of Admissions
We care for about 689 patients a year on our Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit; approximately 149 were people recovering from stroke.
Average patient age: 75
We served slightly more men (50.3 percent) than women (49.7 percent).
Type/Duration of Treatment
Every patient's experience on Sarasota Memorial's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit is unique; length of stay and therapy are customized to meet individual goals and needs. Average length of stay for stroke patients was 13 days.
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU)
Sarasota Memorial’s 34-bed Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) is dedicated to patients recovering from strokes, neurological disease and other disabling disorders of the muscles, bones and joints. It is medically supervised and staffed around-the-clock by the most highly skilled rehab professionals in the region.
Our team is led by a board certified physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician) and includes certified rehabilitation registered nurses, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, speech/language pathologists, nutritionists and case managers. Many others, including recreational therapists and social, vocational and pastoral counselors, also provide support.
Stroke Specialty Program: Sarasota Memorial's CRU offers the only accredited stroke specialty program in the region. Our stroke program provides education, medical management and individualized therapy to help patients return home as soon as possible and resume the daily activities they enjoyed prior to their stroke. Comprehensive rehabilitation is available for those experiencing challenges with movement, sensation, vision, eating, language and thinking. Weekly stroke education meetings are provided for patients and their family members, and the hospital welcomes community members to its free stroke support group each month.
Upon discharge, Sarasota Memorial provides a variety of follow-up services to ensure an optimal recovery, including home care, a skilled nursing & rehabilitation center and customized outpatient programs in convenient neighborhood care centers.
Admission & Referrals to CRU
For patient evaluation or a physician consultation, call the Sarasota Memorial Rehabilitation Services at 941-917-7622.