Neurological Rehabilitation Provides a Comprehensive Approach to Healing

Our rehabilitation team includes neurologists, physiatrists, rehabilitation nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, recreational therapists, social workers, chaplains and dietitians. The team assesses and evaluates each patient's functional abilities. Individualized treatment goals and programs are then developed in conjunction with the patient and family.

What Patients in Acute Rehabilitation can Expect

  • 24-hour physician availability
  • 24-hour rehabilitation nursing
  • Intensive therapy (a minimum of physical and occupational
      therapy services, three hours a day/six days a week)
  • 7-10 day trial period
  • Interdisciplinary approach to care
  • Medical stability
  • Significant practical improvement
  • Identified discharge placement.

What Patients in the Skilled Nursing Unit can Expect

  • 24-hour physician availability
  • 24-hour skilled nursing
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Prior hospital stay (greater than or equal to 72 hours within 
      the last 30 days)
  • Host hospital medical doctor (in good standing, 
      responsible for primary medical care)
  • Medical stability
  • Realistic discharge plan

Other Specialized Rehabilitation Services at St. Joseph's/Candler

We provide state-of-the-art rehabilitation care, with a professional staff offering physical, occupational and speech therapy. Home rehabilitation services are available through  Home Health, with offices in Georgia and South Carolina. We offer therapy to address:

Frequently Asked Questions

How am I admitted?
A doctor will need to refer you to us.

Will I participate in therapy?
Most patients complete three hours of therapy a day.

Will the treatment plan be designed specifically for me?
You, your family, physician and rehabilitation team develop your individualized plan.

Will I have the same doctor as I have now?
Your hospital doctor may continue to follow your care, but will allow a neurologist or rehabilitation doctor to direct your treatment.

How long will I remain in rehabilitation?
Your length of stay depends on your condition. You and your team will set a discharge goal.

Will Medicare cover my stay?
In most cases, Medicare covers inpatient rehabilitation. Refer to your insurance policy for details and confirmation.

Find a Physician

Meet the team at St. Joseph's/Candler

Our team of highly-skilled doctors are experienced in many aspects of healthcare from primary care to emergent care to specialty care. Find a physician that meets your needs.