Hartford Hospital’s 26-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy to those who have suffered a major illness or injury.

Our goal is to help our patients improve their day-to-day functioning so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life when they return to their home.

Patients on our unit benefit not only from focused rehabilitation therapies, but also from a team of doctors that manage their ongoing care and treatment.

And because we know a patient’s needs go beyond medical care, our therapeutic recreation specialists, case management and social work teams offer support to address the social, recreational and spiritual aspects of healing.


What to Expect

The experienced team on our unit includes physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, registered dieticians, pharmacists and specialists – all committed to the personalized care each patient needs.

During a stay on the unit, patients can expect:

  • 100% all private rooms for comfort and privacy
  • Close medical monitoring from specialized rehabilitation doctors and nurses
  • A customized treatment plan focused on the skills needed to function safely at home
  • A minimum of three hours of therapy per day, at least 5 days a week
  • A state-of-the-art “skills” apartment where patients practice activities of daily living
  • Family and caregiver support and training throughout treatment
  • Convenient access to a full range of hospital services, if needed
  • The coordination of follow-up services to monitor and extend progress at home

Most patients spend about 12-13 days on our unit and are discharged home faster and healthier compared to other levels of care. Patients who receive care in a hospital-based rehab unit are also less likely to be readmitted to the hospital after discharge.


Who We Care For

We provide care for people with the following conditions:

  • Neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain/spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple trauma
  • Amputation
  • Complex orthopedic injuries
  • Patients disabled from surgery or prolonged hospitalization

Comprehensive Treatments

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Swallow Assessment and Treatment
  • Wound Care

Admission Criteria

Depending on a patient’s individual needs, a stay in an acute rehabilitation facility like Hartford Hospital’s versus a sub-acute facility in the community may be the best environment to achieve rehabilitation goals. Patients must:

  • Be referred by a physician
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be medically stable
  • Require medical monitoring and 24-hour nursing care
  • Require at least two therapies including physical, occupational or speech therapy
  • Be able to tolerate 3 hours of therapy a day
  • Have the potential to improve function and achieve independence
  • Be willing and able to participate in a therapy program

For More Information

To learn more about the Inpatient Rehabilitation ProgramDownload our Brochure


What Our Patients Are Saying

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“APRNs, nurses, PT, OT, Recreation Therapist, PCAs all went above & beyond!!! Loved them.”
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“I was very happy with the therapists skills & overall they were fabulous.”
“Your inpatient PT dept. is excellent.”
“Exceptional PT staff in every way!”
“Excellent experience, thank you all so much for helping me get better and home!”
“PCA's were great, nurses too! They always made me as the spouse (and my son) feel welcome.”

Contact Us

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06106

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860.972.0990


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