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Inpatient Rehabilitation at Sentara

Individuals who have been impaired by an injury or illness often face a challenging road to recovery. Sentara understands these challenges and is here to help you each step of the way.

Our three inpatient rehabilitation centers provide comprehensive rehabilitation services in an intimate setting.

Private rooms with guest accommodations allow opportunities for families to stay overnight comfortably with loved ones, and modernized gym space features specialized equipment to help you develop the strength and functional skills you need to return home.

What is inpatient rehab? And how is it different than outpatient?
Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs offer a comprehensive program for patients who require comprehensive therapy, nursing, and medical support. These services are designed to minimize the disabling effects of physical, emotional, social, vocational and communication impairments due to disability, accident or injury and to maximize the potential for independence and enhance the quality of life.

For those who need inpatient care, Sentara offers both acute inpatient rehab and subacute rehab services for adults who have sustained an injury or illness impacting their ability to live independently. The primary difference between the two is the level of intensity of services.

Sentara’s three inpatient rehab centers are located within hospitals, offering more close supervision and treatment by the medical team. Nursing staff on inpatient rehab units receive special training and many have achieved certification as rehab nurses and are able to offer specialized education and training for patients and families. 

Patients in acute inpatient rehabilitation can expect 3 hours of therapy a day, five to six days a week, while in subacute rehabilitation they may receive less than or up to 3 hours of therapy per day depending on their needs and ability to participate. When a patient will require a longer period of rehabilitation or requires more rest between therapy sessions, subacute rehab is often a better choice.

For those who live at home and can travel to outpatient clinics for therapy, Sentara offers several locations and services.  In an outpatient setting, therapy is provided two to three days per week.  Nursing services are not available, and patients must arrange for their own transportation to and from the clinic.  For more information on Sentara’s outpatient therapy clinics, visit our Therapy Centers page.

Why choose Sentara?
Sentara offers an interdisciplinary team of professionals with specialized education and experience who work together to provide an individualized program for each patient. The patient-to-staff ratio is excellent, primarily offering one-to-one therapist-to-patient treatment sessions
Rehabilitation Therapy, like other medical disciplines, is constantly improving. Our staff is specially trained on new technologies and techniques such as the Biodex Gait Training System, Virtual Reality Therapy, Intrathecal Baclofen trials and botulinum-toxin A treatment.


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