In 2011, the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) treated 338 patients.
What does this data mean?
Our specially trained staff provides comprehensive rehabilitation for children, teens and young adults from birth to age 21. We individually treat patients based on their needs. The graph shows the ages of patients admitted to the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) in 2011.
Why is it important to know the age range?
While in the CIRU, patients have the opportunity to interact and attend group therapy with others their own age. This allows the patients to communicate their fears or issues about their injuries or illnesses and support each other. This interaction among peers is important for developing self-confidence and social skills in children, teens and young adults.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- Children’s provides peer, family and sibling support groups. This helps the whole family cope with rehabilitation the injury or illness while getting the most benefit out of the rehabilitation.
- We have specially sized equipment to fit children of every age, and our three board-certified pediatric physiatrists create different treatments based on a child’s age, ensuring his developmental needs are met
- Child life specialists ease stress and educate patients and their families about what to expect during and after treatment.
- Our hospital teachers work with patients and families to guide them through the process of returning to school. They also work with the patient’s school to provide education about the patient’s current condition and potential needs.
- Age and developmentally appropriate activities and recreational outings help prepare patients to return to everyday life.