Rehab Center

What Is a Rehab Center

What Is a Rehab Center

Depending on the therapeutic project, there are different types of rest and care homes to ensure the care of patients, including the rehabilitation center that we will discuss in this blog. We will come back later in our next publications on the 5 others, including convalescent home, specialized home, psychiatric rest home, a rest home for the elderly, and the palliative care units. For now, let’s take a close look at the rehab center and how it can help you.

Rehabilitation center: rehabilitating the patient

Patients may be hospitalized on a full-time or part-time basis.

The rehabilitation center is an establishment of follow-up care and rehabilitation. It can be a public or private healthcare establishment (with or without a contract).

This type of establishment has a double mission:

– to treat different pathologies,

– to reintegrate the patient into the social, family, and professional environment.

The different pathologies encountered in this type of care facility are

– polyvalent pathologies: orthopedic, rheumatological, traumatological,

– other pathologies: neurology, traumatic and spinal cord.

Who can benefit from a rehabilitation center?

The rehabilitation center welcomes and treats all patients suffering from pathologies requiring rehabilitation:

– all able-bodied or dependent people,

– high-level athletes.

Services offered by this type of center: supervision and equipment

Thanks to its staff and specialized equipment, the rehabilitation center provides

– basic services: accommodation (single room or not), meals, hygiene, and medical care,

– Rehabilitation services: they are generally individual and adapted to each case, whatever the disability.

Rehabilitation center supervision: specialized staff

Rehab Center

The care teams are available to put their know-how at the service of the patient so that the latter can recover his faculties very quickly.

Here are the medical and paramedical staff present in the rehabilitation center:

Management teams

Medical team

Paramedical team


General practitioner

Social worker






Hospital agents

Hydrotherapy rehabilitation agents


Care supervisors

Occupational therapists


Speech therapists



Not to mention the administrative teams in charge of formalities and patient care.

Rehabilitation center: adapted means and specific equipment

The rehabilitation center has innovative and efficient means and equipment supervised by specialized and multidisciplinary professionals.

Here is a summary table of these different means:

Re-education center: adapted equipment

Type of rehabilitation


Traumatology orthopedics

Rehabilitation of the locomotor system after accidental injuries (bones).

– Massage and mobilization boxes,

Occupational therapy

Rehabilitation through motor activity.

– electrotherapy (muscular electrical activity),

Speech therapy

Rehabilitation of language and communication disorders and swallowing disorders.

– isokinetic: a method of quantitative evaluation and re-education of muscular strength and motor functions, the movements on the equipment are done at a constant speed,


Allows the evaluation of different functions:

– praxis (gestural activity),

– memory (attention, intellectual efficiency)

– gnosis (perceptions),

– behavioral problems.

– specialized gymnasiums,

– in some rehabilitation centers: marine kinebalneotherapy (working pool, hydromassage, jet shower, etc.)

Rehabilitation center: formalities for coverage

It is not necessary to ask the health insurance company for reimbursement if you are discharged from a hospital: the transfer is done directly by the administrative services.

On the other hand, if you are going to a follow-up care facility from your home, you will need a request for a prior agreement written by a doctor and the agreement of the social security.

Be careful, there can be long delays.

Rehabilitation center: a daily rate

The rehabilitation center can be a public or private establishment (private or not).

The daily rate covers accommodation, meals, and care.

If the establishment is under the agreement:

– part of the price is covered by the health insurance,

– the other part is paid by the resident or by complementary health insurance if the resident has one.

If the establishment is not covered by a convention, all costs are paid by the patient.

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