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Outpatient Rehabilitation

The Adult Comprehensive Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program includes a 37-bed unit located within Advocate Christ Medical Center. We serve a diverse population of adults, 18 years and older, and have been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for more than 30 years.

Our TEAM

Our interdisciplinary rehabilitation team includes experts who work together to personally individualize and coordinate a treatment plan for each patient. Physiatrists (doctors specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation), rehabilitation nurses, social workers, psychologists and therapists are highly trained in knowing how to help a patient with a disability maximize their skills and independence to live life to the fullest. We work with each patient and family when setting goals and discharge plans as both are a major part of the team. Nothing motivates us more than the gratitude of an appreciative patient and family who are able to navigate the challenges of a disease or injury with our assistance.

Our PROGRAM

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The rehabilitation program provides a daily physiatrist visit, 24 hour rehabilitation nursing, social services and therapy, including occupational, physical, recreational and speech therapy. Patients will receive a daily minimum of three hours of therapy Monday through Friday. At times a modified therapy schedule, including weekend therapy, may be used based on individual needs. A great advantage of our program is its location within Advocate Christ, which is a quaternary, medical center. That means any type of Additional services or medical consultations needed, as determined by the physiatrist, will be readily available during a patient’s stay.

Who Do We Serve:

The inpatient rehabilitation program serves over 850 patients annually with a higher percentage of stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and cardiac conditions compared to other rehabilitation facilities in the nation. A summary of conditions we treat include:

  • Amputation of Limb
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Debility following medical complications
  • Major Multiple Trauma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Other neurological conditions
  • Other orthopedic conditions
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Additional services, based on patient needs, may include the following (services with an asterisk are affiliated):

  • Audiology
  • Chaplaincy
  • Chemical dependency counseling*
  • Community reintegration
  • Custom wheelchairs*
  • Home visits
  • Nutritional services
  • Orthotics*
  • Prosthetics*
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Support groups

Medical Consultation Services – Advocate Christ Medical Center is a tertiary teaching hospital with physicians on staff in the specialties and subspecialties listed below. All listed specialties and subspecialties are available by consultation:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear Nose & Throat
  • Family Practice
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound Care

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