Inpatient rehabilitation

The Parkview Rehabilitation Center, located at Parkview Hospital Randallia, provides a range of inpatient, therapeutic services for patients age 6 and older.

The center is accredited in these specialty programs:

  • Comprehensive Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program (kids, teens and adults)
  • Stroke program
  • Brain injury program

Comprehensive Inpatient Medical Rehab

The Comprehensive Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program helps patients in their recovery from an illness or trauma that interferes with their ability to move, think and/or care for themselves.

Individualized treatment is provided for a variety of conditions or disorders:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Physical disability
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neurological diseases (examples: Guillain-Barr´, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Complex orthopedic conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries  – traumatic and non-traumatic 
  • Stroke

The center provides a full range of inpatient services and programs, using a team approach to assist patients in maximizing their potential. As a patient, you and your family members work with the rehab team to create an individualized team care plan following an evaluation of your condition.

Peer visitation

The peer visitation program is an integral part of your stay as a patient. Former patients volunteer to provide support to you and your family during the hospital stay. Volunteers are paired with patients according to the similarity of injury or illness.

Education for stroke patients

To assist in your recovery, you will attend a series of classes taught by various members of the rehabilitation team. Topics include: stroke risk factors, prevention, nutrition, safety, identification of depression, stress relief measures and many other subjects. Family members are encouraged to attend with you.

Patients with other diagnoses receive education by team members on topics specific to their individual condition and needs.

Stroke program

Fifty to 60 percent of the patients who receive services from the Parkview Rehabilitation Center have experienced a stroke. The rehabilitation center team treats a variety of diagnostic conditions, including damage due to hemorrhage, ischemia or blockage of arteries.

Patients admitted to the stroke program must be willing to actively participate in their own recovery and must have a condition indicating a potential for significant practical improvement. It is our goal to help you regain as much function as possible so you are able to resume your previous activities of daily life. Families/significant others are encouraged to participate in the program as an integral part of your team.

Based on inclusion criteria, patients treated in the stroke program may be enrolled in cutting-edge research studies through the Parkview Research Center.

Brain injury program

The brain injury program at Parkview Rehabilitation Center provides care and treatment for patients who have suffered a brain injury due to trauma or illness. The program meets rigorous national standards for quality and is focused on helping you achieve the most favorable results possible.

You and your family members work as partners with the rehab team to create an individualized team care plan following an evaluation of your condition.

Certified brain injury specialists

To provide the highest-quality rehabilitation care possible, our rehab team includes staff members who have received specialized certification from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. These Parkview rehabilitation professionals have a detailed understanding of the impairments in physical function and behavior caused by specific types of brain injury. Well-versed in effective treatment approaches, these members of our rehab team assess available therapies and assistive equipment on an ongoing basis, incorporating new choices into patients’ treatment plans as appropriate. 

Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale

Patients admitted to the Brain Injury Program must have at least a generalized response to external stimulation, which is a Level II on the Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale. This neurological tool is widely used by rehabilitation facilities to describe and measure a patient's level of functioning and progress over an extended period of time. The Rancho scores also guide clinicians in the development of individualized treatment programs.

Some third-party payors – insurance carriers – require that patients be able to demonstrate behaviors at Level IV or higher.

Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale


Parkview Rehabilitation Center patients and their families will find comfortable accommodations. The center has 25 rooms:   19 single occupancy rooms and six double occupancy rooms.

Each wheelchair-accessible, over-sized patient room is equipped with:

  • Adjustable bed facing a large window
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Cable TV and DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Couch or large chair that can be converted into a bed for a family member

Guests may dine in the Parkview Hospital Randallia cafeteria, which is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight and offers a wide variety of hot and cold meal options.

For the convenience of families and friends visiting patients, the Rehabilitation Center provides a coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave oven.

Our team

A multidisciplinary team of specialists work together to provide care for patients and their families at Parkview Rehabilitation Center.

  • Rehab-credentialed physician coordinates the rehabilitation program
  • Physical therapists take the patient through a program to increase strength, balance, endurance and mobility
  • Occupational therapists assist in maximizing self-care activities such as grooming, dressing, bathing, eating, home management and other daily tasks
  • Speech pathologists care for patients who have problems with speaking, swallowing, writing, thinking and reasoning skills
  • Certified rehabilitation registered nurses are specialists in rehabilitation who provide daily care
  • Certified brain injury specialists are highly trained in delivering quality care tailored to the needs of patients with brain injuries. These specialists represent a variety of disciplines: rehab nursing, rehab case coordination, neuropsychology, clinical education, clinical nursing, and physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Registered nurses and other nursing staff members are experienced in caring for the particular needs, and promoting the independence, of rehabilitation patients
  • Neuropsychologists provide testing and counseling for patients and their families to help them cope with new lifestyle limitations. They also work with the school system to reintegrate injured children back into the classroom
  • Nurse practitioners are master’s degree-prepared nursing specialists who offer patients and families personalized educational opportunities
  • Case coordinators provide coordination of care and discharge planning, and serve as liaisons with other team members, including insurance case managers
  • Registered dietitians provide nutritional education and input for patients who follow specialized diets
  • Pharmacist provides medication education
  • Physician specialists are available by referral
  • Support staff members complete countless tasks that benefit patients, their families and other staff members
  • Diabetes educators
  • Respiratory therapy

Special features

The Parkview Rehabilitation Center offers a number of features designed to enhance recovery for patients.

Activities of Daily Living Suite

This area affords patients and families the opportunity to learn and practice domestic skills in a homelike environment.

Transitional Living Unit 

The Transitional Living Unit resembles a small, accessible apartment, complete with bedroom, sitting area, kitchen and full bathroom. It is available to patients and their caregivers – on the recommendation of the therapy team – as part of a patient’s individual rehab program. Moving about the unit allows the individual to practice the skills necessary to return to living at home.

Community re-entry program

The rehab center’s wheelchair-accessible bus takes patients and their families “on the road” to practice the skills they have learned in the hospital setting. Each outing has a particular goal and is supervised by the recreational therapist and other therapy staff members. Typical outing destinations include restaurants, stores, salons, malls and theaters. Staff members help patients and their families identify and overcome obstacles that will be faced after discharge.

Aquatic therapy 

If appropriate, the rehab team may incorporate into the patient’s treatment care plan the use of a therapeutic heated pool with lift access.

Lounge area

The lounge area is the center of activity for scheduled events and free-time visiting for large groups. A computer is available for patients and families for research and education.

Advanced technology

Therapists may incorporate any of the following into a patient’s treatment care plan as appropriate:

  • Practicing with Wii™ and Wii Fit™ can help build hand-eye coordination.
  • Bioness® devices can assist with movement for patients who are experiencing weakness in arms and legs as a result of stroke, illness or injury. Small, lightweight devices using mild electrical stimulation may be used to help with hand and foot movement. Parkview Rehabilitation Center uses the NESS H200® Hand Rehabilitation System and the NESS L300™ Foot  Drop System by Bioness, a leading manufacturer of advanced technology devices improving mobility and independence for people with neurological or spinal cord damage. 
  • LiteGait® gait therapy can help patients who have difficulty with balance and mobility. This piece of equipment uses a harness to support part of the patient’s weight and provides stabilization as he or she practices walking under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  • VitalStim®, non-invasive treatment for patients who have dysphagia, can help overcome difficulty swallowing.

Wii™ and Wii Fit™ are trademarks of Nintendo.

Bioness®, NESS L300™ and NESS H200® are trademarks of Bioness Inc.

LiteGait® is a registered trademark of Mobility Research.

VitalStim® is a registered trademark of Empi, Inc.

Robotic Assisted Therapy

Parkview Rehabilitation Center, located at Parkview Hospital Randallia, is pleased to introduce robotic-assisted therapy to complement traditional rehabilitation in patients with various neurological impairments, amputations, orthopedic disabilities or other traumatic conditions impairing their ability to walk.

The G-EO Evolution™, made possible through generous donations to the Parkview Foundation, is a robot used for gait training, a form of physical therapy used to improve a person’s ability to walk. The G-EO simulates normal walking and stair climbing with individualized levels of assistance, speed and body-weight support. This advanced rehabilitation technique is used by Parkview’s treatment team to enhance patients’ motor learning more efficiently than traditional therapy alone.

The G-EO located at Parkview Hospital Randallia is the first in the state made available for both inpatient and outpatient use and is one of only seven nationwide. This innovative technology will be used in physical therapy for appropriate adult patients in the Inpatient Rehabilitation program of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and the Continuing Care Center and appropriate adult candidates participating in the Outpatient Therapy Clinic at Parkview Hospital Randallia.

G-EO Evolution™ is a trademark of Reha Technology

Admission criteria

In order to be admitted to the Parkview Rehabilitation Center, there must be a reasonable expectation that you will be able to improve in function based on abilities before the accident or illness. In addition, patients must:

  • Be medically stable, alert and willing and able to participate.
  • Be free of mechanical ventilation.
  • Will benefit from a minimum of three hours of intensive therapy per day.
  • Need 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care as well as 24-hour availability of a rehab-credentialed physician.
  • Need at least two of these forms of therapy: occupational, physical or speech. Third-party payors may require physical therapy plus occupational therapy or speech therapy.
  • In the case of a brain injury, show responsiveness at or above Level II on the Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale (at Level IV or above to meet some third-party payor requirements).
  • Be age 6 or older

Every patient referral for admission will be reviewed. Patients are evaluated individually based on medical needs, functional status and insurance.

Insurance coverage will be verified and pre-certified prior to admission. A hospital financial counselor can assist you in arranging for payment of charges not covered by insurance. For more information, contact the financial counselor at (260) 373-8812.

Referral process

To refer a patient to Parkview Rehabilitation Center, call the rehab admission specialist at (260) 373-6404. If the patient is currently in a Parkview hospital, the referring clinician may also enter an order for a "rehab screen."

In response to the referral, the rehab admission specialist will:

  • Review documentation of patient information to determine need/eligibility for acute inpatient rehab as the appropriate level of care.
  • Complete a face-to-face assessment if the patient is within the Parkview system and within a geographic area that permits on-site evaluation.
  • Verify and pre-certify insurance coverage prior to admission.
  • Review the pre-admission screen with the rehabilitation physician.

If the patient referral is accepted, the following will be required:

  • A physician’s order to admit, along with orders for medications, treatments and other elements of care
  • Nurse-to-nurse report phoned to (260) 373-3659

For questions, contact the rehab admissions specialist at (260) 373-6404 or (260) 266-4014.

Conditions of continued stay

You may continue to stay at the Rehab Center as a patient providing you:

  • Make significant, functional progress toward goals
  • Participate actively in, and tolerate, at least three hours of daily therapy
  • Continue to need 24-hour rehab nursing

Discharge from the center

You will be discharged as a patient when:

You (or family members) request discharge

  • Goals have been accomplished
  • You no longer require an intensive inpatient program; rehab needs may be met via outpatient care, home health care or a stay at an extended-care facility
  • Significant functional progress is not being made

Contact us

For more information, call (260) 373-3202.?