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  • Inpatient rehabilitation – Abbott Northwestern and United Hospitals

    inpatient rehabilitation

    Together with the patient and family, our care team formulates a rehab plan designed so that each patient will reach the highest level of performance possible, to accomplish what he or she hopes to achieve by the time of discharge. Length of stay is based on the needs of each patient.

    Our inpatient program is well-coordinated with an interdisciplinary approach to care. The Institute provides a healing environment that optimizes recovery. Patients receive a daily, customized therapy schedule.

    Patients receive a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week, which may include speech, occupational, physical and therapy. Recreational therapy, counseling and neuropsychological sessions are provided as well. The team's treatment plan continues during the weekend.

    Our care team provides a wide variety of services, including:

    • physiatry
    • rehabilitation nursing
    • neuropsychology/psychology
    • care coordination
    • social work
    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • speech therapy
    • recreational therapy

    We also offer a variety of specialty services, including respiratory therapy, dietary, spiritual care, community, school or vocational re-entry.

    Abbott Northwestern and United hospitals have the full scope of medical, diagnostic, laboratory and pharmacy services available on site. Doctors respond to emergencies within the hospital and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute 24 hours a day.

    When patients are ready to take the next step in their therapy, they are encouraged to use home passes, participate in day outings with their families, or stay in the apartment on the unit. These are opportunities to practice new skills and to discover possible issues before discharge.


    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute remains on the cutting edge of advanced rehabilitation technologies. The rehabilitation units feature:

    • private or semi-private rooms. Patients who have medical or behavioral issues and require a private room will be given priority.
    • therapy areas with simulated real-life conditions and equipment
    • a convenient way to purchase adaptive equipment if needed
    • WiFi and Internet access
    • dining room
    • deck
    • therapeutic gardening
    • laundry area
    • fitness center
    • family lounge
    • therapeutic swimming pool and technology center

    Typical diagnoses

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation program accepts patients starting from the age of 18.

    We provide services to patients who have activity or participation limitations due to the following CMS defined impairment groups:

    • stroke
    • brain injury
    • spinal cord
    • neurological
    • orthopedic
    • amputee
    • arthritis
    • cardiac
    • pulmonary
    • pain
    • multiple trauma

    The number served per year is in accordance with the CMS 60 percent rule. Patients served in the rehabilitation units may demonstrate limitations in any two or more of the following areas:

    • mobility
    • activities of daily living
    • bowel/bladder continence
    • communication
    • cognition