Inpatient Rehabilitation Care in Rochester, Minnesota Overview

A man using a walker plays a toss game with a therapist.

At Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus, an inpatient physical rehabilitation specialists team cares for both adults and children. Care is provided in the 36-bed inpatient Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit, located in the Generose Building at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.

Specialized pediatric inpatient rehabilitation care

  • Our pediatric inpatient rehabilitation facility features a specialized pediatric gym designed to cater to the unique needs of our youngest patients.
  • Our health care team is extensively trained to provide individualized treatment and support tailored to children's specific conditions and developmental stages.

Regardless of age, care in the unit is designed to maximize your independence and assist with your transition back into your community.


Learn more about CARF

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Mayo Clinic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This means that Mayo Clinic inpatient physical rehabilitation applies CARF International's comprehensive set of standards for quality to our practice, and we're committed to continuous quality improvement.


An inpatient rehabilitation team focused on you

As your specific needs require, your care team can include several specialized roles, each offering specific physical rehabilitation expertise:

  • PMR physician specialists.
  • Nurses.
  • Physical and occupational therapists.
  • Speech therapists.
  • Psychologists.
  • Social workers.
A young person interacts with a touch screen during a session with a physical therapist.

Some of the inpatient care programs we provide include physical and occupational rehabilitation for include:

A glimpse at your Mayo Clinic rehabilitation experience

Welcome to Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation. Your stay on the unit will help you transition from hospital to home. At Mayo Clinic, we tailor your rehabilitation plans specifically to you, and your caregivers take an active role in your recovery. These efforts will pay off as you move towards independence and an enhanced quality of life.

Rehabilitation involves a team of highly trained, passionate professionals who are dedicated to caring for you and helping you reach your goals. With the partnership of Caregivers, they'll work to ensure your success and the best possible outcome when you return home. Bring plenty of comfortable, washable, and loose-fitting clothing with you to the rehab unit. Laundry facilities are available on site. We provide basic personal supplies such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, and shampoo, but you are welcome to bring your own.

The rehab team may consist of physicians, nurses, social workers, and neuropsychologists along with physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapists. Depending on your specific needs, your daily work with your therapy team may involve mobility activities to help you become stronger, along with the development of daily living skills such as bathing and getting dressed. Throughout the rehabilitation process, you will gradually work towards performing some of these activities with more independence. If needed, the care team will work with you to strengthen your communication and concentration skills.

The rehab unit includes a team of pediatric specialists who are trained to care for children by helping them with everyday activities like putting on clothes and washing hands. Activities may include walking, climbing up and down stairs, or riding bikes. There are also toys and games, along with arts and crafts, on the rehab unit. They also focus on strengthening communication and concentration skills and help parents develop a support plan for when it's time for their child to return to school activities.

Throughout the unit, the caregivers' daily involvement is critical and requires focus and commitment. As valued team members, caregivers attend therapy sessions to get instruction from members of the healthcare team so they can support in recovery. You may continue to work with your healthcare team after you leave the rehab unit, or they can help arrange for follow-up care closer to home. They can also help connect you to community resources and support groups.

The journey through rehabilitation can be both challenging and rewarding. At Mayo Clinic, we are committed to providing care specifically tailored to your needs. Ask a member of your healthcare team if you have any questions or concerns throughout the process so that we may provide you the best possible care.

Inpatient rehabilitation program outcomes

A man works on a specialized balance apparatus with a physical therapist.

The Mayo Clinic physical rehabilitation unit provides a personalized rehabilitation experience for every patient — offering hope, more independence and enhanced quality of life. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the best level of care that is right for you. Below you can find additional data and information for our inpatient programs:

Referral and admission process

Are you a candidate for inpatient physical rehabilitation? Mayo Clinic follows federal guidelines for admitting people eligible for inpatient physical rehabilitation unit care. Those who are admitted to the unit need to meet certain criteria.

To be eligible, you must have completed your medical and surgical testing and care but still require hospitalized care.

  • This means that you need physician monitoring, 24-hour nursing support and intensive daily therapy.
  • You must be able to take part in three hours of therapy a day. This includes physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy.
  • You may be ineligible for inpatient physical rehabilitation if you have any ongoing medical or psychiatric conditions that prevent you from fully participating in daily therapy.
March 13, 2024