A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent

Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation

No two diagnoses are alike...

Rehabilitation is designed to assist you in achieving your highest potential. The team will work with you to set and achieve realistic goals – both initial goals for discharge from acute inpatient rehabilitation and long-term goals that you have for post-acute rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to return to full participation in the community and activities that you did prior to your injury or surgery.

What should I look for in a specialized medical rehabilitation program?

  • A program with specially trained staff with specialized training in multiple areas
  • A program with an interdisciplinary team focused on a common goal: YOUR recovery
  • A program with a perspective of care dedicated to preparing for the moment you leave acute inpatient rehabilitation
  • A program you can trust that is open to questions and provides information
  • A program that has an established continuum of care
  • A program that is flexible and takes caregivers into consideration
  • A program that provides patients and their families with an ongoing support system
  • A program with a team driven by a spirit of hope, healing, and compassion

RHI Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Program Provides Care For:

  • Dialysis support
  • Post-organ transplant
  • Pulmonary disease and dysfunction
  • Amputation follow-up and education
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-orthopedic surgery and trauma
  • Debilitation

What else can my caregivers and I expect at RHI?

Our goal is for patients in our comprehensive medical program to regain as much independence as possible.
  • Caregivers will be fully involved in the recovery and therapy process. Outcomes are much better when caregivers are involved.
  • Therapy carries into every aspect of the day.
  • Nurses are trained to fill the day with therapeutic interactions during unscheduled therapy or meal times.
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What should I expect when I arrive to RHI?

Day 01
Your first day at RHI will be light to allow you to transition and get settled.
  • Nurse will greet you when you arrive
  • Head-to-toe assessment by your nurse
  • A visit with your physician is possible depending upon your arrival time
Day 02
  • Meet your care coordinator
  • Comprehensive evaluations by the treatment team
  • Meet your therapists who will each assess your abilities and set goals
  • Meet with a clinical dietician
  • Meet with a wound care specialist (if needed)
Your therapist team will include:
  • An occupational therapist
  • A physical therapist
  • A speech therapist (if needed)
  • A therapeutic recreation specialist (if needed)

What is the daily routine for brain injury patients?

We simulate a real day so you can return to a daily routine. Here is a sample day for an RHI patient.
6:00AM - 7:00AM
Wake up and get dressed with assistance
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast and socialize in the program common area (not in patient rooms)
8:30AM - 11:30PM
Morning therapy sessions*
11:30PM - 12:30PM
Lunch and socialize in the program common area
1:00PM - 4:30PM
Afternoon therapy sessions*
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Dinner and socialize in the program common area
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Relax, socialize, and bathe
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Get ready for bed
*Patients receive a minimum of three hours of individual 1:1 therapy, 5 days per week
Therapy for Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation at RHI Includes:


  • Team comprised of physiatrist, physician, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, case manager, other specialized medical care (if needed)
  • Weekly team conference to discuss patient progress, set goals, and tailor care to your specific needs.


  • Cutting-edge research conducted at RHI
  • Therapy based in proven treatments
  • Ongoing physician and therapy education based on RHI research studies


  • Patient education is based on individual level of injury or illness.
  • Patients learn to become as independent as possible for their injury or illness.
  • Patients learn to explain and describe what they need and self-advocate for help from others when needed.
  • Caregivers learn alongside patients about patient needs and care.


  • Transition Binder - Upon admission you will receive a Transition Binder which will include information pertinent to your rehabilitation program. Throughout the course of your hospital stay, additional information and resource materials specific to your rehabilitation recovery will be added to the binder.


  • Full-time wheelchair technician with Advanced Technical Proficiency (ATP) certification for selecting wheelchair and determining proper positioning
  • Wheelchair follow-up clinic to ensure precision, strength, and effectiveness
  • Specialty-trained team members: physicians, physical therapists, & occupational therapists in wheelchair seating and positioning as an ongoing evaluation process
  • Coordinated wheelchair consultations with vendors to identify the best recommendations for each patient


  • Respiratory therapists are available in the hospital 24/7 to assist if medically needed.
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