What is Inpatient Rehabilitation?


Your rehabilitation will be an on-going process. After your initial hospital treatment, you will need inpatient rehabilitation. You and your family will need to select a rehabilitation center (See Appendix III). The inpatient rehabilitation phase may last from a few weeks to several months. In this phase, you will learn how to care for yourself or direct others to provide your care. After completing inpatient rehabilitation, you may be discharged to home with family support and return for outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. The rehabilitation process continues until you are taught what to do for yourself, how to do it, and are confident enough to manage your care now and in the future.


Publication of this educational booklet is made possible in part by the generous support of the following sponsors:

  • Metronic
  • Stryker
  • DePuy Spine
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles