Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute at Methodist Hospitals is one of the largest medical rehabilitation units in the state. Our complete continuum of services includes acute inpatient, neurological, medical, wound care, and outpatient rehabilitation; specialty programs for orthopedic and sports injury patients; home care services; and coordination with community-based organizations to help each patient achieve maximum functional ability. Founded in 1971, we have earned a reputation for excellence and positive outcomes.

CARF Accreditation

Since 1973, our dedicated Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF accredited programs and services meet consumer-focused, state-of-the-art national standards of performance, with a monitoring system in place. It provides patients with a guarantee that we are dedicated to obtaining optimum results for each person we serve.

Ongoing Assessments and Positive Results

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute reaches beyond CARF evaluations, which regularly measure the effectiveness of our program. Our patients experience better outcomes and increased satisfaction, with results that speak for themselves:

  • We measure our performance in delivering quality care on an ongoing basis. These evaluations compare the results from regular patient follow-up research with regional and national, diagnosis-specific outcomes.
  • The Rehabilitation Institute discharged 82% of patients served back to their homes, compared to 77% of those served by other facilities in the NW Indiana region.
  • 98% of our patients reported that they were satisfied with the overall service they received.
  • 100% of our patients said they would recommend the Rehabilitation Institute at Methodist Hospitals to others.

Rehabilitation Therapy Programs

Patients in Methodist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation therapy program receive a customized rehabilitation plan drawn from patient input, the patient’s family, the patient’s physician and our experienced treatment team. This customized plan draws upon the full range of services that our program offers.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

The Treatment Team

The rehabilitation doctor (physiatrist) coordinates the program, meeting weekly with the treatment team and keeping the patient and his or her personal physician informed of the progress being made. This team includes:

  • Integrated Care Coordinators (ICC)
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Patient Profiles

The Rehabilitation Institute serves patients with activity limitations and participation restrictions resulting from:

  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Joint Replacement
  • Neuro-Muscular Disease
  • Multiple Trauma

Following Discharge

Outpatient follow-up will be scheduled at the hospital outpatient center or the patient’s physician’s office. This phase of care allows the rehabilitation team to monitor progress after discharge and provides family members with the opportunity to share questions or concerns with the appropriate rehab staff member.

  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Home Care

Methodist Hospitals Rehabilitation Services

Midlake Campus:  Rehabilitation Institute
2269 West 25th Ave, GaryIN 46404  •  219-944-4160
Southlake Campus:  Pavilion D, 303 East 89th Avenue, MerrillvilleIN 46410