The Spinal Cord Injury Program at Blessing Inpatient Rehabilitation provides special care for patients who have a spinal cord injury due to injury or disease and need to improve physical abilities and/or adaptations to the environment.

Our specialized equipment, along with the clinical expertise of our physiatrist, rehab nurses, physical and occupational therapists assist each patient in the recovery process.

Once admitted to the Blessing Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, you will be evaluated by physical and occupational therapists and examined by specially trained rehab nurses. During your stay, be assured we measure your progress using an inter-disciplinary approach where the physicians, nurses and therapists are in constant communication to develop and deliver the best possible care. All will be working together to assist you with gaining independence with self-care, activities of daily living and mobility.

Throughout rehab, you will have the ability to access Blessing’s room service for nutrition needs, provided around your therapy times.

Prior to your discharge, you and your caregiver will have the opportunity to personally work with the therapists, nurses and discharge planner to assist your caregiver in ways to best meet your healing needs. For example, the nurse will discuss medications and answer questions you might have. The therapists will show your caregiver specially the best way to work with you once you leave the inpatient rehab unit. The discharge planner will work with you to coordinate services you will need after discharge.

Diagnostic Averages (October 2022 - September 2023)

Spinal Cord Injury

  Blessing National
Average Age 71 62
Avg. Length of Stay 19 21
Male 26% 61%
Female 74% 39%
Functional Change    
     Self Care 12% 11%
     Mobility 17% 12%
     Walking 14% 11%
     Wheelchair 5% 5%
Discharge Location    
     Home 79% 72%
     Long Term Care 5% 13%
     Acute Care 16% 14%

Total Number of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: 19
Average Number of Treatment Hours Each Day: 2.19
97% of our patients gave Inpatient Rehabilitation a Favorable Rating for all diagnosis