The goal of short term rehabilitation is to help the individual regain their strength, mobility, and independence, so that they can return to their normal daily activities. The program may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other specialized services, as well as medical care and social support.
Short term rehabilitation is often used for individuals who have undergone a major medical event such as a stroke, heart attack, or surgery, or for those who have experienced a traumatic injury such as a fall or a fracture. It is also commonly used for individuals who need additional support after being discharged from the hospital. Short term rehabilitation can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities.