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  • Individualized Care

    We are a CARF-accredited facility with a team of specialized doctors, nurses, and therapists.

Acute Rehabilitation

When faced with the need for acute rehabilitation due to disabling illness or injury, your choice in care is important. At Saint Francis, private rooms help facilitate healing, patients receive individualized care from a dedicated rehabilitation team, and free Wi-Fi access helps patients stay connected to family and friends.

Saint Francis CARF Accredited Acute Rehabilitation Center

Choosing a CARF accredited facility is your assurance that the facility meets the rigorous Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) national and international standards of quality patient care. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation program is a Medicare-certified facility accredited by CARF for Adult Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation and Adult Inpatient Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation and contracted with most insurance carriers. CARF accredited programs reflect conformance to national standards and practices that are based on the continuous pursuit of quality improvement and accountability. The Rehabilitation Center has a more than 20-year history of providing outstanding patient care as seen by our excellent functional outcomes and high patient satisfaction scores and is recommended by physicians and health care providers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


CARF Accreditation

CARF Accredited Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation - This is the highest level of rehabilitation care available and designed for individuals whose rehabilitation needs require a wide variety of intensive specialty therapy.

CARF Accredited Adult Inpatient Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation - An important part of stroke recovery, acute rehabilitation helps individuals re-learn basic skills such as talking, dressing and walking, while increasing strength, flexibility and endurance. Our trained physical therapy and occupational therapy staff are dedicated to helping each person regain as much independence as possible.

The Saint Francis Acute Rehabilitation program and professional team specializes in treating patients who have experienced:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple trauma Neuropathy or myopathy
  • Orthopedic injury, hip fracture and joint replacement surgery 
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal cord dysfunction
  • Stroke/cerebral vascular accident (CVA)
  • Traumatic brain injury  

The Rehabilitation Center also treats patients who have experienced: 

  • Cardiovascular diseases 
  • Congenital deformity  
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Organ transplant
  • Physical debility
  • Pulmonary diseases  
  • Polyarthritis

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Medical Professionals

The comprehensive acute rehabilitation team consists of specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and case management, as well as an administrative team who help with making your transition from rehabilitation to home as easy as possible.

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Patient Guide to Rehabilitation

Our mission is to help you gain greater independence. We encourage family and caregiver involvement throughout your stay. In addition to dynamic therapies, the acute rehabilitation program and acute stroke rehabilitation program include caregiver training and education as a bridge to helping you return to your community.

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Why Choose Saint Francis Acute Rehabilitation

When faced with the need for acute rehabilitation or acute stroke rehabilitation due to disabling illness or injury, your choice in care is important.

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Learn More About Our CARF Accredited Acute Rehabilitation

For more information about the acute rehabilitation or acute stroke rehabilitation services at Saint Francis, please call 415.353.6271