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Rehabilitation Services

What are rehabilitation services?

Rehabilitation services are healthcare services intended to reduce disability and optimize functioning in individuals of all ages.  

Individuals may receive rehabilitation services for multiple reasons, including: 

  • Surgery 
  • Illness 
  • Age-related decline 
  • Injury 

In many cases, rehabilitation services help individuals return to recreational activities, work and school. It accomplishes this by working on: 

  • Communication 
  • Seeing 
  • Thinking  
  • Eating 
  • Hearing 
  • Moving  

Why are rehabilitation services important to healthcare?

Rehabilitation services are important to healthcare because they restore patients’ health and functioning, letting them live a higher quality and more independent life. Rehabilitation services can also manage chronic conditions by decreasing pain. 

In addition, rehabilitation services reduce lengths of stay in hospitals, prevent hospitalizations and prevent readmissions.