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Programs & services

At Staten Island University Hospital, we offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Patients at the Rehabilitation Center reside in a specialized unit that accommodates 63 people. The unit is staffed with rehabilitation nurses who promote patient independence. Patients dress in their own clothes and are able to socialize when therapies are not in progress.

During the day, patients attend specific therapy sessions. In the state-of-the-art gym, patients receive occupational and physical therapy services ranging from ambulation training to homemaking skill development. Those who have difficulty with communication, reasoning or swallowing are also seen by a speech and language pathologist daily. During one's stay at the Rehabilitation Center, case managers engage in discharge planning with patient and family, as well as provide vital links to support groups and community services.

The Staten Island University Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is proud to be accredited by CARF: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF is a private, nonprofit organization that sets standards in quality for services to people with disabilities

Outpatient rehabilitation

Patients are discharged from the unit when they are able to function better in the community and inpatient services are no longer needed.

Rehabilitation therapy may not stop here, however. Outpatient services are also offered for those who have accomplished much as inpatients and need to continue to improve their skills and abilities.

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Department also offers many of the same therapies to patients who do not need daily comprehensive treatment. The department treats people who have had brain injuries, sports or orthopedic injuries, low back and neck pain while also treating patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis. Outpatient services also include a pediatric rehabilitation department, which offers an infant and early childhood development program.

Outpatient programs

At Staten Island University Hospital, our special outpatient rehabilitation programs are individually geared to meet your rehabilitation needs.

Our outpatient rehabilitation staff consists of healthcare professionals who are skilled in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and vestibular problems that can affect your ability to participate in daily activities, movement and functional mobility.

These programs include:

  • Adult ADHD Program
  • Adult Speech
  • Brain Injury Waiver Program
  • Driver Training Program
  • Hand Therapy Program
  • Early Intervention Program
  • Hearing Services
  • Lymphedema Rehab Program
  • Neuropsychology Services
  • Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehab
  • Physical Therapy Program
  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Program