Subacute Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers rehabilitation medicine services for subacute rehabilitation patients in conjunction with the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health.

This allows patients of New York Presbyterian Hospitals to continue the level of care they are accustomed to while receiving the therapy services outside of the hospital.  Subacute rehabilitation is a short-term program of care, which typically includes one to three hours of rehabilitation per day, at least five days per week, depending on your medical condition.

The subacute unit provides multimodal therapy and the clinical team specializes in meeting rehabilitative care, post-acute care, wound care, respiratory care, pain management, intravenous therapy and any other needs that arrive that arise for patients. Subacute rehabilitation services at Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health are provided to adult patients who are ready to leave the hospital, but not yet ready to return home. Subacute rehabilitation supports recover from surgery, illness or injury such as:

  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Stroke and other neurologic conditions
  • Parkinson disease and movement disorders
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Decubitus ulcers and other complex wounds
  • Complex infections requiring intravenous medications
  • Pain management
  • Post-amputation rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

This comprehensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation unit includes Rehabilitation Medicine physicians from the New York-Presbyterian medical staff, working with nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, dietitians, and social workers. The team’s main objective is to maximize your recovery so you can return home and regain your independence as quickly as possible. For more information please visit: