After an illness, injury, or surgery, many people need rehabilitative care. In most cases,
the goal is to return home and get back to work and leisure activities. For others, the goal
is to reach the highest level of physical functioning possible in their recovery. Whatever your need,
Spaulding can help.
Rehabilitation care is comprised of four main services: inpatient rehabilitation, long-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation care. You will find all four of these levels of care within the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
Spaulding offers you the full spectrum of inpatient care delivered by a team of compassionate,
goal-oriented rehabilitation professionals.
Inpatient rehabilitation (also known as hospital-level rehabilitation or acute rehabilitation) is the most comprehensive level of care. To be certified as a rehabilitation hospital, a facility must meet Medicare criteria related to physician, nursing and therapy services. These include:
- On-site physicians who are able to see patients frequently, including daily if necessary
- Intensive therapy services, averaging three hours per day
- Specialized nursing and respiratory therapy capabilities
- Clinical resources such as on-site pharmacy and radiology (x-ray)
In each of our facilities and in all of our programs, on-site rehabilitative specialists work as a team to
address your unique needs. This collaborative approach allows us
to constantly adapt and fine-tune therapies along the way to ensure that you make the most progress and
get the best results possible. Learn about the different types of
inpatient care by clicking on the section below.
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Long-term rehabilitation care may be provided in long-term acute-care (LTAC) hospitals with specialty programs such as ventilator care. Length of stay is generally measured in months.
Skilled Nursing Facility
Sub-acute rehabilitation care is generally provided in a specialty unit located within a skilled nursing facility (nursing home) or a designated unit within an acute-care hospital.
At Spaulding, outpatient therapy is about meeting you where you are, and taking you further than
Spaulding offers you an extensive range of therapeutic programs and services built on some of the most
advanced treatment approaches and
technologies in rehabilitative medicine. Now this advanced kind of care is available close to home,
through our network of 23 outpatient
centers, making it easier for patients and their families to integrate regular therapy into their
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HealthCare at Home
Partners HealthCare at Home, an affiliate of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,
provides high-quality nursing and support services at home, where the comfort and security of
familiar surroundings can greatly enhance quality of life.
Patients benefit from the broadest available range of in-home care services,
paired with unmatched commitment to patients' well-being.
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Factors to Consider
Here are some factors to consider when choosing the level of care that is right for you or a loved one:
- The medical and rehabilitation needs of the patient
- The patient's potential for regaining function and independence
- The patient's ability to participate in a rehabilitation program
- The availability of family or community support to assist the patient during rehabilitation and following discharge
- The environment of care at the facility and whether it is suited to the patient's needs,goals and age
As a patient, you have choices about where you receive your rehabilitative care.
We invite you to learn more about why Spaulding can be the right choice for you by
clicking on the sections below.
Spaulding offers the full spectrum of rehabilitative care
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network offers more than 20 nationally recognized clinical
programs and more than 30 therapy-related services at 29 Eastern Massachusetts locations.
This range of services is unmatched regionally and nationally. What this means for you is that
you don’t have to worry about the availability or quality of your care. So you can focus all of
your energy on getting better and getting back to living.
Nationally recognized as a leader among rehabilitation hospitals
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is a leader in rehabilitative medicine in Eastern Massachusetts,
in the United States, and across the globe. Our network is anchored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Boston, which is ranked by #5 among rehabilitation hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report and
is the official teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and
Renowned care, now close to home
Spaulding care is now available from Cape Ann to Cape Cod and west to Framingham.
Through our network of 6 inpatient facilities and 23 outpatient centers, we make it
easier for patients throughout Eastern Massachusetts to integrate regular therapy into their daily lives.
And for those who travel from afar for treatment with us, our care coordinators, social workers,
and program managers help patients and families explore available community resources such as relocation
services for out-of-town families.
Your body may occasionally quit on you. Your spirit may occasionally quit on you.
Rest assured, however, that at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network we will never
quit on you. Spaulding care consistently rates among the best nationally, which is a
primary reason why we’ve been ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10 rehabilitation
hospitals nationally since 2003. But statistics and rankings only tell part of the story.
Hear from patients themselves about the difference that Spaulding has made in their lives.
Commitment to innovation and research
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston is the official teaching hospital of the Harvard
Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, so we frequently lead the
way in new research and technologies. As a national leader in rehabilitative care, Spaulding
offers some of the most advanced and comprehensive rehabilitation programs and services available.
Spaulding Will Help You Find Your Strength
At every Spaulding facility, our care team works together to develop a customized treatment program
to meet each person’s needs and goals. With us, you are never just a number – you are part of the team.
You are treated as an individual every step of the way, with caring and respect. Your rehabilitation
successes and triumphs are ours, too.
The Spaulding Inpatient Experience
One of the cornerstones of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network's mission is to streamline the
process for inpatient admissions. We’ll work directly with the referring acute-care hospital to
ensure a smooth transition process for both patient and family. You’ll see firsthand how our staff
will immediately become your caregivers, your partners, your friends.
The Spaulding Outpatient Experience
If you are recovering after surgery or illness, the outpatient centers of the Spaulding
Rehabilitation Network will work closely with your referring physician to ensure an easy
process for you to be approved for treatment. We promise to keep you educated, involved,
and inspired on your journey to recovery as we develop a treatment plan just for you.