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Acute Rehab

Acute Rehab

The Specialty Hospital at Levindale offers a 40-bed CARF and TJC accredited Rehabilitation unit devoted to both acute and medical levels of rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation at the Specialty Hospital at Levindale is life changing. Comprehensive treatment is provided to patients with catastrophic injuries and lengthy illnesses or to those who need post-surgical care. Medical personnel work closely with licensed therapists to create individualized treatment programs for each patient.

Conditions Treated

Levindale’s rehabilitation professionals serve patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and rehabilitation needs including:

  • Ventilator dependency
  • Oncology
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Heart conditions/LVAD
  • Prosthetics or orthotics
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Total joint replacement
  • Wound care
  • Dialysis
  • Amputations
  • Post-fracture rehabilitation
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Brain injury
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory failure
  • Debility
  • IV therapy

Inpatient Rehabilitation Staff

The rehabilitation team is an interdisciplinary group of physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals and may include:
  • Physiatrist
  • Internist
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Therapeutic recreation therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Psychologist
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist


The plan of care is tailored for each individual. A physiatrist (rehabilitation physician) provides oversight and works closely with the medical doctor, therapy staff and nursing staff to help patients achieve their goals. Patients receive:
  • Therapy services, available during the week and on weekends
  • Coordinated care by a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, respiratory therapy, social work, dietary assistance and medicine management
  • Community reintegration sessions and home assessments to ensure a safe transition to the home environment
  • All participants must be financially eligible and 18 years or older. Additional admission requirements for our rehab programs offered on the HICU include the following:

Admission Requirements for Acute Rehab Program
  • The ability to participate in 3 hours of therapy per day
  • The prognosis of functional improvement
  • Needing minimum of two disciplines (therapies)
  • Must be at least 18 years or older

Outcomes of our Acute Rehab Program

Medical Rehab
  • Receive at least 1 discipline of therapy
  • Progressing towards functional goals

Recover Coma Emergence Program
  • Physiatry consult/approval into program
  • Minimum JFK score of 5 at admission (at discretion of Physiatrist)
  • Minimum JFK of 4, two week trial initiated
  • Less then one year onset date of injury
  • Financial eligibility/approval


Learn more about our acute rehab services:

Sinai Hospital Acute Care

Sinai Hospital Acute Care
Levindale Acute Rehab

Levindale Acute Rehab