Whether you’re recovering from injury or illness, our intensive inpatient rehabilitation program at Weiss Memorial Hospital is designed to help you reach maximum independence throughout your stay. Our program is designed to prepare you for life outside of the hospital so that you can maintain a more active, healthy lifestyle.
What types of activities does inpatient rehab help with?
With such a diverse group of experts, the inpatient rehab program is able to address a wide range of needs and help with tasks that are important to you. Click on our brochure for more information.
Physical functions such as strength and mobility can be improved by working with a physical therapist. The exercises and activities performed are designed to help you restore your optimal physical function to maintain wellness and fitness and to improve overall quality of life.
You may work with an occupational therapist who will focus on activities that are centered on maximizing your independence surrounding basic daily life needs. For instance, you may focus on learning to eat, dress, or bathe more independently, or on activities such as cooking or cleaning.
If you are experiencing the effects of stroke, head injury, neurological disease, or head or neck cancer, you may benefit from working with a speech therapist. Your time together will focus on deficit areas such as speech and language disorders, cognitive impairments, voice pathologies or swallowing difficulties.
How does inpatient rehabilitation work?
Our inpatient program at Weiss includes daily physical intervention with at least three hours of skilled therapy services every weekday. The program also includes 24-hour nursing care to ensure your safety and comfort during your stay.
Your length of stay is determined early in your stay, and is based on your individual needs and the goals that you and your doctors decide are appropriate. The average length of our inpatient rehab is 10 days, but your stay may vary from a few days to a few weeks depending on your needs.
What is your approach to care?
Our inpatient rehab team includes experts from many specialties, including:
- Case managers
- Occupational therapists
- Speech language pathologists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Physical therapists
Your primary doctor is also kept up-to-date on your progress and is encouraged to be part of your care.
To contact the Inpatient Rehabilitation program, please call our admissions phone at (773) 564-5422. Our admissions fax number is (773) 564-5424.
What if I don’t need inpatient rehabilitation?
If you’re looking for a less intensive rehabilitation program, we also offer rehab services on an outpatient basis. Learn more about our Outpatient Rehabilitation Program.