Inpatient Rehabilitation

St. Francis offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation in a 19-bed unit for those recovering from strokes, neurological disorders, head and spinal cord injuries, amputations, and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. St. Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Debilitation after illness, injury, or surgery
  • Disorders associated with aging
  • Head trauma
  • Heart and lung disorders
  • Hip and other fractures
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke

Patients are treated by a team of professionals that provide physician services, recreational therapy, rehabilitation nursing services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, social work/case management, and speech therapy/dysphagia treatment.

Easy Street

To help patients regain as much independence as possible, therapists utilize Easy Street environments. Easy Street is a simulation of community and business settings, which allows patients to practice negotiating a car, a restaurant, a grocery store, and a bank before they actually return home.

Rehab Candidates

  • Patients with the following limitations may be candidates for St. Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation:
  • Lack of ability to feed, bathe, dress, and groom  
  • Inability to understand and express written or spoken language
  • Lack of ability to swallow properly and safely
  • Lack of ability to walk or be otherwise mobile within a home or community setting
  • Lack of ability to move about in bed,or get in and out of bed
  • Lack of job-seeking skills
  • Disturbed thought processing
  • Inappropriate social behaviors
  • Lack of ability to perform leisure activities

Talk with your doctor or hospital social worker to find out how to be referred to the program.