What is a Rehabilitation Hospital?

A Rehab Hospital is an acute care hospital licensed by the State. An acute care hospital is a place that takes care of people with a serious illness or injury for a short period of time. As a rehab patient, you can expect a minimum of three (3) hours of therapy per day at least 5 days a week, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech and language pathology. In addition, you may receive the services of a psychologist, neuropsychologist, social worker and/or dietician. You will also be provided 24-hour rehab nursing services. While you may receive many of the same services in another setting, such as sub-acute or skilled nursing, an acute rehabilitation hospital offers more intense coordinated, interdisciplinary services in order to help you recover more rapidly and increase the likelihood that you can return home.