Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units are an integral part of the nation’s health care system. They play a crucial role in advancing the care, treatment and recovery of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses.
Rehabilitation hospitals offer a unique level of care – a highly specialized, medically supervised and carefully coordinated program that improves a patient’s health, function, mobility and independence. This includes restoring the skills and abilities to perform daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing and eating. Rehabilitation hospitals and units prepare patients to successfully return to home, work school and community activities.