Hospital-Based Care

Acute Care

From the first day of admission after surgery, illness or injury, rehabilitation services are available to support the road to recovery.  Education, equipment recommendations, safe discharge planning, and encouraging first interventions for walking, talking, eating, dressing and moving all occur during your hospital stay via the dedicated therapy team.

  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services are available by order of the treating doctor for all patients admitted to MacNeal Hospital. 

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Patients no longer requiring acute hospitalization, but with needs for intensive, comprehensive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation may be considered for this level of care.  Patients with a significant loss in function due to a disabling illness or injury maximize recovery through coordination of care between nursing, therapy services and a rehabilitation doctor. Patient-centered care focuses on supporting patients to return to their community to live as independently as possible.

  • Patient must be medically stable yet may have vulnerability to medical complications and require 24-hour nursing support and regular physician involvement in care.
  • Need and benefit from at least two therapy services (physical, occupational and/or speech pathology) for intense rehabilitation a minimum of three hours across each day, five days a week. 
  • Patients experiencing a significant decline in function, with an expectation for recovery may be considered.  The most common diagnoses include:  
    • Stroke
    • Amputation
    • Brain dysfunction
    • Spinal cord dysfunction
    • Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome or neuromuscular disorders
    • Major multiple trauma
    • Orthopedic disorders
    • Cardiopulmonary disorders 

Subacute Rehabilitation

Patients no longer requiring acute hospitalization, but with continued needs for 24-hour nursing and rehabilitation support to continue recovery and return to function may benefit from this setting. 

  • Appropriate patients should be medically stable, yet may have vulnerability to medical complications or conditions that require ongoing medical support warranting ten or more days of post-acute care.
  • Proximity to the hospital offers continued medical attention and intensity of care that may not be found in a stand-alone skilled nursing facility. 

Patient requires low to moderate intensity of therapy services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology) up to 2.5 hours a day based on patient assessment.

Please call (708) 783-2991 for more information.