Inpatient Subacute Rehabilitation

Our six Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers offer short-term rehabilitation after surgery, serious injury or illness. We help patients with many different medical needs and conditions, including neuro recovery and treatment following stroke and brain injury; rehabilitation after elective total joint surgery or complex orthopedic surgery; reconditioning following severe illness; post-cardiac and medically complex care; and rehabilitation for general needs.

Is Inpatient Subacute Care What I Need?  Or is it Inpatient Acute?

Inpatient rehabilitation means that a person will stay on the rehabilitation unit while receiving care, including physician and nursing care, therapy services, and support from other care team members. 

It can be confusing to know what the best level of care is for you and/or your loved one.  Inpatient rehabilitation has two different levels of care:  “acute” and “subacute” rehabilitation.  Each level of care has different qualifying criteria and offers care that will compliment your rate of recovery and will provide you with the specific services you need to get back to your highest level of independence. 

Learn More About Acute Rehab

Spectrum Health
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Inpatient Subacute Rehabilitation Program

4118 Kalamazoo Avenue
Grand Rapids, Michigan

View Location Page

For more information or to make a referral, call 616.486.3042
Fax: 616.486.3049 (centralized intake)

Inpatient Subacute Rehabilitation Program

For over 30 years Spectrum Health has provided a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program at the Kalamazoo Avenue location, where a team of clinical professionals provide coordinated medical, nursing, clinical and therapy services for people who need to stay in the program 24 hours/day, until they are stronger and ready to return back to community based living. This 77 bed program is located on the first floor of a two story building, and is designed to meet the needs of people who would benefit from an integrated interdisciplinary approach to care, but do not meet the criteria for an ‘Acute Rehabilitation Program’, such as Spectrum Health’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Blodgett Hospital. “Subacute” rehabilitation programs are provided outside of the hospital, in skilled nursing facilities (SNF).

Program Description

As specialists in rehabilitation, our program team members are passionately focused on helping every person who comes through our door to improve their overall function and abilities. The entire rehabilitation team works with the person served and their families or support systems to develop a treatment plan that addresses the goals and preferences of each person.
The program serves people with orthopedic and medical diagnoses, ortho-trauma, and neurologic conditions such as ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, rehabilitation following brain tumor , hypoxic and anoxic brain injury and traumatic brain injury. The average length of stay for all people served is 21 days, however length of stay may be shorter or longer, depending on each person’s diagnosis and rate of progress. Please see our Patient Outcomes report for more information.
We are able to safely manage medically complex issues such as
  • tracheotomy care and weaning
  • enteral feeding (‘tube feeding’)
  • wound care, including management of vac dressings
  • IV medications
  • TPN

Located on a 10 acre campus, the Rehab and Nursing Center’s indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to provide opportunities for improving independences, strength, and confidence. Two main floor courtyards provide easy-to-access outdoor space for rest and renewal. Most patient rooms are private, and have an attached bathroom and shower, television with cable, phone, and a large window. Each unit has a large and accessible living and dining space, and a menu-based meal service is provided. Please see the Visitor Guide and Virtual Tour for more detailed information.

Therapy Services

Core therapy services provided include physical, occupational and speech therapy. Therapy intensity is based on each persons’ diagnosis and tolerance, however most people will receive 1.5-3 hours of therapy a day. Therapy is provided 5-7 days a week. In additional to these core therapies, the program offers Recreational Therapy and Neurologic Music Therapy. Therapists have a variety of advanced training and/or certifications to ensure the best opportunity for recovery. Therapy is provided in a variety of locations, including two therapy gyms, private treatment rooms, a rehab kitchen, the rehabilitation dining area, and outdoors in our mobility pathway or indoor courtyards. The program also has a practice apartment, complete with a traditional bathtub, kitchen and double bed, which provides a great spot to practice newly acquired skills.

Specialty Programs - Neuro Rehabilitation

In addition to providing general medical rehabilitation, this Spectrum Health location has CARF- accredited Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Rehabilitation programs. These specialty programs focus on the unique medical, physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs of persons served following stroke or acquired brain injury.

In order to maintain this specialty CARF Accreditation level, the program must demonstrate that it has the commitment, capabilities and resources to assist each person served to optimize their recovery following neurologic injury. Staff receive training specific to brain injury and stroke, and many team members have advanced level certifications. Many team members have met the requirements for ‘Certified Brain Injury Specialists”, a training program focused on brain injury rehabilitation that was developed by the Brain Injury Association of America.

In addition to the clinical services provided, the program also demonstrates a commitment to participating in ongoing research. Program team members have knowledge of community and state-wide resources, can assist with providing information about local support groups, and are involved in professional communities so that we continue to advance staff knowledge and expertise.

Onsite Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) providers coordinate and make recommendations to the program medical and rehabilitation team to optimize outcomes. Clinical consulting neuropsychology and neuro-psychiatry services are available as well.

Emerging Consciousness Program

Our inpatient subacute rehabilitation program Emerging Consciousness Program addresses the unique needs of people who have low levels of consciousness following a severe brain injury. The program includes interventions to promote awareness and arousal, reduce risk of medical and physical complications, and provides and adjusts stimuli in order to provide the best environment and opportunity for improvement. More information about this program can be found here.

Neuro Residential Care Program

Also located on the same campus is Spectrum Health Neuro Residential Care program, which consists of six individual homes that provide longer term support to people following traumatic brain injury. More information about this program can be found here.

Admission Criteria

People served by the program
  • Are medically stable and no longer require acute hospitalization.
  • Breathe independently (the program does not accept people on vents)
  • Has the potential to participate in and benefit from daily skilled nursing and/or therapy services
  • Has a reasonable expectation of discharge to a community-based living environment , such as home or assisted living, or to a next step rehabilitation program.
  • Does not demonstrate behavior that is a danger to self or others
  • Is 16 or older. Younger persons may be served on a case by case basis.


The program is able to work with a broad number of insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid, many Commercial insurances, Michigan Auto No Fault and Worker’s Comp. Upon referral, our Access team will identify and clarify coverage and benefits available.


Spectrum Health At Home

CARF accreditation is voluntary, and provides a way for to open up the program service delivery and processes to outside scrutiny to improve the quality of rehabilitation provided. This program has a history of successful CARF accreditation surveys for over 30 years.

What is accreditation?
Accreditation is official recognition that this program is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices. The accreditation process consists of onsite in-depth reviews and consultations to help the program achieve the highest quality of care for the people we serve.

The program is one of very few licensed skilled nursing facilities in the country that is accredited by CARF International as a “Comprehensive, Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program”. This voluntary accreditation is an official recognition that the program is guided by internationally recognized standards. The program has been CARF Accredited for over 30 years, and has specialty accreditation in the areas of Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Stroke Rehabilitation. More information about the value of choosing a CARF Accredited program is available at

Our clinical team includes:

Neurologic Music Therapist

Spectrum Health
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Fuller Avenue

750 Fuller Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

View Location Page

For more information or to make a referral, call 616.486.4032
Fax: 616.486.3049 (centralized intake)

About the Location

The inpatient rehabilitation center at Fuller Avenue provides short term subacute rehabilitation helping patients recovery from surgery, serious injury or illness. Our multidisciplinary team works with patients to help them reach their therapeutic goals and regain their functional independence.

When you enter our inpatient rehabilitation center at Fuller Avenue you will be greeted by our friendly information and security staff. Our spacious lobby offers several conversational areas for you to meet with your family and friends. Café 750 is located in the lobby and offer a great selection of snacks and deli options.

Features include:
  • private and semi-private rooms
  • state of the art rehabilitation gym which includes basic equipment like parallel bars, cross training bikes and the car. We also use specialized equipment like the riftonTram assistive mobility device
  • Activities of daily living rooms where you can practice navigating in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom
  • Therapeutic garden with outdoor terrain area to practice walking in community settings
  • Dining room
  • Multipurpose rooms where activities are held

Our clinical team includes:

Spectrum Health
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Reed City Hospital

300 N Patterson Rd,
Reed City, MI 49677

View Location Page

For more information or to make a referral, call 616.486.2790
Fax: 616.486.3049 

About the Location

Spectrum Health’s Inpatient Subacute Rehabilitation program at Reed City Hospital is located with the rehab and nursing facility and provides rehabilitation to those who are recovering from illness, serious injury or surgery.
  • Private rooms with interactive white board
  • Rehabilitation gym- parallel bars, ramp, stair case, kitchen to practice daily activities
  • Dining room area for meals
  • Offering a wide variety of recreational activities
  • 2 outdoor therapeutic garden areas with wheelchair accessible raised flower beds
  • IDT team discusses plan of care with you and your family
  • Beautiful country view, quiet and healing space for mind, body and spirit
  • Wheelchair access swing in one of the outdoor courtyards
  • Resident cats and visits from pet therapy animals
  • Dedicated team- committed to help patient regain their functional goals and return you to the activities you enjoy most.

Spectrum Health
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Kelsey (located in Lakeview)

418 Washington Ave.
Lakeview, MI 48850

View Location Page

For more information or to make a referral, call 989.352.7211
Fax: 989.352.1861

About the Location

The inpatient subacute rehabilitation program at Kelsey Hospital is located within the small village of Lakeview, known for its historic downtown area and Tamarac Lake.

Located within the Rehab and Nursing Center – helps serious injury, surgery or illness.
  • Offers private rooms and semi-private rooms with interactive white board
  • Rehabilitation Gym- parallel bars, ramp and staircase to help you regain mobility skills
  • Dining room offers nutritious and delicious meals as well as a place to visit with family, enjoy music and participate in recreational activities
  • Outdoor deck which has flower pots
  • Led by dedicated team to help patients regain functional goals and return to the activities you enjoy most

Spectrum Health
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
United (located in Greenville)

615 S Bower St.
Greenville, MI 48838

View Location Page

For more information or to make a referral, call 616.754.4691
Fax: 616.754.3760

About the Location

Spectrum Health’s inpatient acute rehabilitation program at United Hospital is located in the center of Greenville, MI.

Is located within the rehab and nursing center and provides short term subacute rehabilitation designed to help patients recover from illness, surgery or serious injury.

  • Semi-private rooms
  • Rehab gym designed for safe skill practice and regain mobility- ramp, staircase and parallel bars
  • Working kitchen offers a place to practice daily activities including navigating the kitchen environment to help prepare you for returning home
  • Dining room area offers nutritious and delicious meals and a place to enjoy music, visit with family and friends as well as a number of daily recreational activities
  • Recreational Therapy activities including Wii, arts and crafts, pet therapy
  • Raised flower beds on the outdoor deck
  • Outdoor wheelchair access swing in the outdoor courtyard area

Spectrum Health
Lakeland Pine Ridge

4368 Cleveland Avenue
Stevensville, MI 49127

View Location Page
Virtual Tour

For more information or to make a referral, call 269.983.6501

About the Location

Spectrum Health Lakeland's inpatient acute rehabilitation program at Pine Ridge is located in Stevensville, MI.

Patients who call Pine Ridge home have access to a team of over 130 healthcare professionals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Discover new peace of mind knowing you are receiving expert care from our attending physicians, licensed nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, therapists, and registered dietitians.

We provide care for individuals who may require a variety of medical services including

  • Short-term rehabilitation
  • Long-term care
  • 24-hour skilled nursing
  • Hospice and respite stays
  • Restorative care
  • Certified wound care

Residents can expect:

  • Private (33) and semi-private (39) rooms
  • Spacious shower and restroom facilities
  • Nutritious, country-style dining
  • Engaging recreational and social activities
  • Beauty salon and barber shop services
  • Gorgeous wooded views and walking paths
  • State-of-the-art rehabilitation areas for those who need physical, occupational, or speech therapy
  • Large, welcoming lounge with fireplace
  • Cozy places to relax

Health Beat

  • Todd_Abbott

    'Giving up ‘was never an option'

    Six years after battling back from a ruptured brain aneurysm and month-long coma, Todd Abbott offers hope to other patients coping with brain injuries.

  • gr_symphony

    'A concert of hope and healing'

    The Grand Rapids Symphony and Spectrum Health music therapists perform in a special event for nursing and rehabilitation residents, family and friends.