Care provided in the realms of medicine, therapy, and behavioral and mental health that aids in the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of a patient’s functional capacity and skill set is considered rehabilitative. Limiting or stopping the decline in functional capacity is key to this type of treatment, as is ensuring the patient continues to live independently.

Varieties of Rehabilitative Treatment

Rehabilitation services can take several forms, each tailored to the individual’s unique set of circumstances and aspirations.

  • Remedy via manual manipulation of the body.
  • Therapy for occupations.
  • Therapy for the improvement of speech.
  • Care for the lungs.
  • Medication and treatment for pain.
  • Neuropsychology.

Restoring Psychological Health and Recovering Addicts

Care for mental health issues, such as those with addictions, can be considered rehabilitative as well as physical. Addiction therapy is sometimes referred to as “rehab,” and it is typically provided in a residential setting.

Comparing Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation

Depending on a number of criteria, either outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation services may be provided. Patients who do not require hospitalization or residential treatment can get therapy either at a medical or therapeutic center or at home with the help of visiting therapists. Some patients undergoing rehabilitation are unable to live at home, although temporarily.