Spaulding for You

Spaulding For Patients

Rehabilitation isn’t just about getting better. It’s about getting stronger. At the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, our physicians, nurses, therapists, and other clinicians work together to help you move forward – physically and emotionally – so you can get back to living life to the fullest. Care at Spaulding is customized for your individual needs to heal the “entire you.” That means making sure that you and your family are included in the rehabilitation process. It also means listening to your concerns and questions and doing everything we can to make your rehab successful.

  • Types of Care
  • Why Spaulding?
  • The Patient Experience
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.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

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

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.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

At Spaulding, outpatient therapy is about meeting you where you are, and taking you further than you imagined.

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 daily lives.

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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

Nationally recognized as a leader among rehabilitation hospitals

Renowned care, now close to home

Excellent outcomes

Commitment to innovation and research

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.

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Our programs provide access to a range of therapeutic activities from cycling to water sports to golf.

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