Inpatient Rehabilitation

CARF Accredited gold sealSaint Francis Healthcare has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF International for Inpatient Rehabilitation.

CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates Saint Francis's commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality.

Find supportive care for every situation

It can be daunting to begin putting the pieces back together after a life-changing event. It takes patience, time, and effort to rebuild strength and increase mobility after a surgery, stroke, or injury. The rehabilitation team at Saint Francis Hospital can create a personalized rehabilitation program, which serves as a map to regaining a good quality of life. Our team will help you find the courage to start moving, and they’ll support you all the way.

Get your life back


Getting you back to a healthy lifestyle is our priority. That’s why our patients begin rehab as soon as possible. Experienced therapists, the proper tools, and working with your therapy team all help to improve your functional abilities and quality of life.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Certain injuries or conditions require intensive rehabilitation in a hospital setting. Our dedicated rehab program  provides comprehensive therapy and nursing services to patients who have experienced  cardiac and pulmonary conditions, , stroke, surgery, a  major illness or trauma in a supportive, caring environment.  Patients work with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, and they receive at least three hours of therapy, five days per week.

Inpatient Rehab testimonial

Glenda Ward and her daughter, Tammon Cole share their experience at Saint Francis.

Conditions Treated

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Neuropathy and Myopathy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Hip Fracture
  • Amputation
  • Degenerative or Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • Guillain Barre
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • General Medical/Cardiac or Pulmonary


  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Medical Consults (if necessary)
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Case Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Respiratory Services
  • Dietitian Services
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Wound Care
  • Psychology

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy program aims to help patients regain movement and mobility, increase their independence and maximum function through personalized plans.  Therapists will work with you to improve your balance, strength, ability to walk, go and down stairs, endurance and assist you in determining what adaptive equipment is needed if necessary.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy services are available to patients recovering from stroke, brain injury or muscular disorders. Whether your goal is to improve your quality of speech, re-educate your vocal muscles or control a swallowing disorder, licensed therapists are here to guide you through a personalized recovery experience.  Speech therapy may also assist the patient with cognitive processes such as problem solving and memory.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy aims to restore patients to daily living activities after an accident, illness or surgery. Saint Francis Hospital’s occupational therapy programs are designed with the patient in mind, and include customized therapy plans which may include manual treatment, exercise, self-care, physical activities, feeding, grooming, toileting, homemaking skills, perceptual and coordination training, hand splinting, and adaptive equipment training.


Saint Francis Hospital Memphis inpatient rehabilitation team works to provide patients with high quality care. In 2020 our patient outcomes were above the national average in several categories. For stroke patients, 82% of those cared for at Saint Francis return home compared to 73% nationally. For all diagnoses treated at Saint Francis inpatient rehabilitation, 83.5% go home as opposed to 76.28% nationally.

Sharing our outcomes

Saint Francis Hospital Memphis inpatient rehabilitation team works to provide patients with quality care.

Discharge Destination

Short-Term General Hospital11.27%10.45%7.41%
Skilled Nursing Facility5.88%5.47%10.58%
Home Under Care of Home Health Org23.53%13.93%24.34%

Length of Stay

Average LOS (days)15.617.3016.28

Conditions Treated

Brain Injury1214
Spinal Cord61415
General Rehab & Other665482

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