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Franciscan Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

Franciscan Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Lafayette

Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, bone and brain experts who treat injury or illness non-surgically to decrease your pain and restore your function. Let us be a part of your comeback!

1701 S. Creasy Lane
2nd Floor, West Tower
Lafayette, IN 47904


(765) 502-4170

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Lafayette

About Us

Helping You Regain Your Independence Through Rehabilitation

Franciscan Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is nationally accredited, comprehensive rehabilitation facility located on the second floor of Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

By being located within the hospital, all of our patients have access to ancillary services, diagnostic equipment and specialty services/physicians to meet their needs. We call on the combined expertise of physicians and health care providers from many specialties, including internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, nephrology, endocrinology, cardiology, wound care and others to contribute to your rehabilitation plan.

The Inpatient Rehabilitation program features 24/7 daily physician oversight. Our goal is to assist you in achieving your highest level of independence.

About the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Lafayette

Since January 1994, Franciscan Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Lafayette has served the needs of people with physical and/or cognitive impairments requiring a stay in the hospital.

Featured amenities include

  • 15 private rooms
  • Spacious physical and occupational therapy gym
  • Fully functional rehab kitchen
  • Quiet treatment room
  • Multi-use dining area
  • Mock grocery store
  • Top of the line patient beds with adjustable firmness and USB charging stations

Rehab Program

Achieving your highest level of independence

The goal of our rehabilitation program is to assist you in achieving your highest level of independence. Through treatment, education, family/ caregiver training and support, we strive to help you re-establish an active life. To meet these objectives, we offer a comprehensive inpatient program and we help coordinate your return home.

Intensive Evaluation

The first step in your program is an intensive evaluation by all team members assigned to care for you. The intensive evaluation usually takes three days. During this time, your individual needs will be determined. As part of this process, we need to learn about the functions you need to improve to allow a return to your home or other site. To do this we will be asking a lot of questions regarding your home and activities. For example: how many steps do you have to climb to get into your house; is your bathroom located on the first floor of your home; will you need to prepare meals when you go home, or will there be someone else responsible for that task; etc. We want to know your personal goals for rehabilitation so that those goals are included in the program planning.

Development of Your Rehabilitation Plan

Once your individualized needs have been determined from the goals you have identified and the results of the evaluation performed by the staff are available, a team meeting is held to develop your rehabilitation plan. This team meeting is designed to ensure that a coordinated effort is established early in your stay. Once your rehabilitation plan is determined, Rehabilitation Center staff will discuss the plan with you to assure that it adequately addresses your goals and personal needs. The social worker will also discuss your discharge plan with you.

Intensive Individual Therapy

In this stage you will receive intensive individual and group therapy for a minimum of three hours each day. The therapy sessions may be one-on-one with a therapist or in a group setting. As you progress in your rehabilitation, your therapy may include a home visit to assess your ability to function in your home setting. Throughout this period, team meetings are held at least once a week to review your progress. Your social worker will contact you after each meeting to discuss your progress and answer your questions. In some instances, family conferences will be scheduled to help carry out your discharge plan and prepare for your discharge needs.

Graduation to Other Therapy Services

Prior to discharge, your social worker will discuss your post-discharge needs with you and your family. For many patients, day treatment, outpatient or home health therapy may be needed for a period of time to complete the rehabilitation process. Under your direction, arrangement for this treatment will be made prior to your discharge. You and your family will also be advised of specific equipment which may be needed after discharge so it can be ready for you when you arrive home. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health offers many concurrent services to assist you including Home Health Care and Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy.

Please call us with questions.

If you have questions about our services, insurance reimbursement or rehabilitation in general, call us. We can be reached at (765) 502-4175 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Team

Physician-supervised interdisciplinary team care

During your stay in the Rehabilitation Center you will often hear references to the “team.” This interdisciplinary team individualizes your rehabilitation program to meet your specific needs and those of your family. You will become acquainted with your team members and encouraged to become an active part of the team. The following is a brief description of the role for each member that may be on your team.

You, the patient

You are the most important part of the Rehabilitation Team. The rehabilitation setting is structured to provide you and your family with the ability to become actively involved in the rehabilitation program.

Take charge of your health! Helping set your goals is a major responsibility. You should know about and agree to any major changes in your care plan or goals.

You will communicate and discuss your goals with the Rehabilitation Team, participate in planning for the future following your discharge, and attend family conferences.

We expect you to ask questions, seek information and be the major decision-maker in your own care.

The Rehabilitation Team will help guide you in setting realistic goals.


The physiatrist, a physician who is specially trained in rehabilitation, will monitor and direct your care while at the Rehabilitation Center. The physiatrist will work with consulting physicians, nurses, therapists and other team members to:

  • Develop your program plan
  • Continually assess your progress
  • Order tests and services
  • Discharge you at the completion of your program

Rehabilitation Referral/Reimbursement Coordinator

The rehabilitation referral/reimbursement coordinator begins working prior to admission to the Rehabilitation Center to determine if you meet the criteria for admission and can participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy per day. If precertification is required by your insurance, this is obtained before your admission.

Rehabilitation Nursing

Rehabilitation nurses have advanced training and experience working with rehabilitation patients. The emphasis in rehabilitation nursing is to work closely with other members of the team to help you become as independent as possible. The nurses are instrumental in teaching family members how to care for your medical needs. While you are a patient, there may be medical needs that require special nursing care. The rehabilitation nurses are trained to handle these medical situations. Prevention of complications is emphasized in our nursing care.

Physical Therapy

The physical therapist is trained to work with the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of the body. The purpose of physical therapy is to increase strength and motor coordination while improving flexibility and endurance. You will practice functional mobility skills such as walking, wheelchair mobility and getting into and out of bed and chairs. The therapist works closely with you and your family to instruct you in proper positioning and movement and to incorporate an exercise program to be continued at home. The physical therapist will make assessments and recommend use of appropriate bracing and walking devices such as canes and walkers, if needed. In some cases, the physical therapist will need to show you how to transfer into and out of a car. The therapist will schedule with your family a time to provide this instruction on using your family car.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist evaluates your physical, cognitive and perceptual abilities and how these factors may affect your independence in daily living. The occupational therapist may provide adaptive devices, teach new ways of performing activities, or try to reduce problems so you may be more independent. Some of the specific functions that occupational therapy addresses are self-care, upper extremity movement, proper positioning, homemaking and barriers in the home.

Speech Therapy

Persons who have damage to the brain because of stroke, head injury or other conditions often have speech, language, swallowing or other impairments. The speech pathologists will work with you to help reduce these difficult and frustrating problems. Your care may include evaluation and treatment for speech/ language and cognitive problems; a swallowing evaluation if warranted and requested by your physician; and identification of the safest means for nutrition if swallowing problems are found.

Rehabilitation Social Services

Following admission, a rehabilitation social worker will arrange to interview you and/or your family to obtain background information that will be important to the team in tailoring the treatment process and discharge plan best suited to your particular needs. The most important information is how many family members or friends live in the area and will be available, willing and able to assist you when you are discharged from the center. The interview is an opportunity for you and your family to ask any questions, voice any concerns or suggest any needs that have not already been covered by other therapists and services. The social worker can help coordinate follow-up care after discharge by providing you with lists of agencies and services which are available in your community and making the referrals after you have made your selection.


Most patients admitted to the Rehabilitation Center have special nutritional needs. The dietitian evaluates your individual eating habits, dietary restrictions or special nutritional problems and is available to help you and your family understand the basics of good nutrition. Following the dietitian’s recommendations is very important for your health and recovery. Family members and friends are asked not to give any food or drinks to you without first checking with someone on the staff.


Spiritual resources are available to you and your family. Your own clergy is welcome to visit as well. If you need assistance in obtaining ministerial services, please notify your nurse or social worker.

Please call us with questions.

If you have questions about our services, insurance reimbursement or rehabilitation in general, call us. We can be reached at (765) 502-4175 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


EKSO Robotic Exoskeleton - Help Walking, Especially After Stroke

The Ekso robotic exoskeleton provides advanced rehabilitation therapy for stroke or spinal cord injuries.

Vector Gait & Safety System

The Vector Gait and Safety System is a state of the art rehabilitation system for overground gait and balance training. Vector is designed to give patients confidence for maximized therapy. 

Interactive Metronome 


Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES ) is a procedure that allows physicians to assess areas surrounding the voice box and opening of the esophagus, through the use of a small flexible telescope.


Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) is used for patients who are experiencing vision loss and cognitive challenges

Bioness - Regain more natural hand function 

When placed on a patient's arm or leg, this device uses electrical stimulation to help the patient move their arm or leg. It can help the patient pick up their foot when walking or help the patient open and close their hand.

Lite Gait - A safe and effective environment for walking therapy 

The patient practices walking within the security of a harness, allowing varying degrees of weight bearing without risk of falling. It can be used in a stationary position, as in over a treadmill, or over ground.

Balance / Vestibular Program - Decreasing the risk of falls and injuries

In this program, specially trained therapists evaluate and treat the patient experiencing problems with dizziness, impaired balance and frequent falls.


Visits from friends and family members are good therapy! Visiting hours are evenings and non-therapy times. Our primary concern is that such visits do not interfere with therapy sessions or other regular routines.

We do request that family members who will be involved in your caregiving become involved in your therapies so they can better understand and participate in your recovery.

We strongly encourage you to involve all children, regardless of age, in visiting. However, there may be times when it will be necessary to limit the number of visitors. We do ask that small children not be taken to the therapy gym, as they may create a hazard for some of our patients who have difficulty walking.

Patient Story

We often receive warm, wonderful letters of thanks from former patients, their families and friends. We're so grateful to them for taking the time to praise our staff for the excellent care they received, for telling us about their recovery and for sharing their experience with us. Below is one patient story we we like to share with you. 

Providers of Franciscan Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Lafayette

Pradeep Gnanapragasam MD, Physiatry-Physical Med/Rehab

Pradeep Gnanapragasam MD

Primary Specialty: Physiatry-Physical Med/Rehab

Mark D. Griffith MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mark Griffith MD

Primary Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Catherine I. Hatvani MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Catherine Hatvani MD

Primary Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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