San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital
Close to Home!
Our goal is to restore the quality of life of our rehabilitation patients to the best it can be. Our compassionate staff provides a full complement of inpatient acute rehab and outpatient therapy services tailored to each patient and based on desired outcomes.
For residents of central San Diego and East County, we offer the highest quality care close to your home and family. No matter where you received your initial hospital care, you can choose your rehabilitation facility based on convenience, location and accessibility. We accept almost all private and government insurance plans with physician referral.
Our medical director, who is specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), and specially trained staff treat a range of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, hip fractures, and neurological impairments such as multiple sclerosis, multiple traumas, amputations, orthopedic conditions, as well as many others.
Upon admission, the treatment team directed by a physician specializing in rehabilitation evaluates each patients needs and develops an individualized treatment plan. Personalized goals are established; progress is monitored and formally evaluated throughout the inpatient stay or outpatient treatment.
Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services benefit patients having difficulty with self-care activities, mobility, safety, speech, swallowing, cognitive and psychosocial adjustments as a result of disabling illness, injury or degenerative disease.
The San Diego Rehabilitation Institute's return-to-home and return-to-community outcomes are better than regional and national outcomes. We achieve this by working closely with the patients and loved ones to establish personalized goals specific to each patient, monitor progress and formerly evaluate improvement.
Alvarado Hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for its Stroke Rehabilitation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification recognizes Alvarado Hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's high quality standards after undergoing a rigorous on-site review that included evaluation of the rehabilitation program's standards of care, leadership, meeting the needs of the patients and families, infection control, and medication management.
Our acute rehabilitation services benefit patients having difficulty with self-care activities, mobility, safety, speech, swallowing, cognition and psychosocial adjustments as a result of a disabling illness, injury or degenerative disease. Typical diagnoses include brain injury, stroke, complicated orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation and neuropathy.
Our acute rehabilitation unit provides 24-hour, seven-days-a-week rehab nursing care, and intensive therapy before returning home or to an assisted-living facility. We are committed to helping our patients regain as much function as possible after an injury or illness, maximizing independence, and assisting with re-entry into the community. Team members provide training and education for patients and their families throughout treatment.
Specialized inpatient services are as follows:
- Acute rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Therapeutic recreation
- Nutrition services
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Respiratory therapy
Upon discharge from the hospital or other treatment, most people benefit from intensive outpatient rehabilitation services to enhance and maximize your recovery. At the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute, we provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach tailored for our patients to function at their highest potential at home and in their community. Physical, speech and occupational therapy specialists work closely with our patients, their caregivesr and/or family, to assure they get the best and most from their important recovery time.
We also offer a number of community-based support groups that our patients may choose to become involved in—such as the Stroke Peer Visitor Program, Comebacker’s Neuro Club, Artability, and Restorative Golf program. Our goal is our patients' goal—to resume the highest level of functioning and quality of life, as quickly and safely as possible.
Specialized outpatient services are as follows:
- Adaptive golf program
- Amputee rehabilitation
- Artability program
- Arthritis exercise class
- Balance therapy
- Burn rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Comebacker's Neuro Club
- Custom splint fabrication
- Ergonomic program
- Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES)
- Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation
- Modified barium swallow study
- Movement disorders
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallow
- Social services
- Occupational therapy
- Pelvic rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Pre-driver assessment
- Pre-operative joint replacement education
- Pre-operative spine surgery education
- Recreational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Spine-strengthening Equipment
- Stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation
- Stroke Peer Visitor Program
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Videostroboscopy and voice treatment
- Vision rehabilitation
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: 619-229-7380
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Registration: 619-229-7216
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Fax: 619-229-7161
Alvarado’s Physician Referral Service can help you find a physician who meets your rehabilitation needs. To find a physician or learn more about our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, simply click on the Physician Finder, call 1-800-ALVARADO (1-800-258-2723) or contact us