Inpatient Rehabilitation

At Sacramento Rehabilitation Hospital, we provide rehabilitative services to people recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they can return home at their highest level of independence.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

As an inpatient, you’ll be the center of a multi- disciplinary team helping you maximize return of function, perform daily activities, and return to work, school and leisure pursuits. You will learn the foundational skills for independent living by assuming greater responsibility to direct and perform your own care. We also educate family members to play an active support role while you are in the hospital and after returning home.

We also treat individuals with:

  • Strokes
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries, including hip fractures
  • Neurological conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Amputations
  • Debility from illness
  • General weakness, deconditioning and loss of independence
  • Post-surgical care – ortho, cardiac, multi-trauma and neuro
  • Worker’s Compensation injuries
  • Post COVID recovery

If you have a question about whether we provide treatment for a condition or diagnosis not listed, please email us or call us at 916.628.8301.

Our Inpatient General Rehabilitation Program includes:

  • Physical and occupational therapy focused on progressive mobilization; restoration of function; improving strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance
  • Speech therapy focused on cognition, swallowing and voice and communication disorders
  • Interdisciplinary pain management
  • Ongoing communication and consultation with referring surgeons and physicians to ensure effective treatment and continuity of care
  • Functional living areas to practice newly learned therapy techniques and ensure a safe discharge
  • Social Work and Case Management to ensure adequate resources, equipment and agency support at home
  • Education about risk factors, lifestyle changes, smoking cessation and stress reduction
  • Dietary and Nutritional support, education and counseling
  • Interdisciplinary team approach to ensure recovery of patient, optimization of functional mobility and adequate caregiver training and support to prepare for a safe discharge to home
  • Individually tailored care plan to help patients return to their maximum level of function
  • TOPS (Transitional Outcomes Program)

How we provide care
Our medical professionals work as a team with our patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so our patients can progress at their own ability levels. Our rehabilitation team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. It is led by our full-time medical director who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Our healthcare team provides our patients with 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care and daily physician management. Our patients have access to private patient rooms and well-equipped therapy areas. Our therapy areas include a 4,000-square foot therapy gym and a therapeutic courtyard.

We also offer treatment in our multiple day rooms, which include an Activity Daily Living (ADL) suite and a transitional suite. These areas allow patients to practice normal, daily, at-home activities while still under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Some of these activities may include getting in and out of bed, showering, cooking, or doing laundry. In addition, we offer home evaluations to identify any necessary modifications that may need to be made to a patient’s home before leaving the hospital. This helps ensure a safer return to home.

Services we provide include:

  • Physician-led patient care team
  • Rehabilitation nursing care
  • Respiratory care
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Wound care
  • Case management/social services
  • Dietary
  • Pharmacy
  • Pain management
  • Transitional Outcomes Program (TOP) to help reduce hospital readmissions

Why Rehabilitative Care?

We know that inpatient rehabilitative care is significant to a patient’s healing process.

Patients who receive rehabilitative services often experience positive results in regaining or improving productivity and independence. For example, a recent national study shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities have better long-term results than those treated in skilled nursing facilities. The study, which was commissioned by the ARA Research institute, shows that patients treated in rehabilitation hospitals live longer, have less hospital and ER visits, and remain longer in their homes without additional outpatient services.

These patients:

  1. Returned home from their initial stay two weeks earlier
  2. Remained home nearly two months longer

In addition, patients who were treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities experienced an 8 percent lower mortality rate and 5 percent fewer emergency room visits per year.