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Rehabilitative Care

Rehabilitation Services

Care New England Inpatient Rehabilitation at Kent Hospital, located at 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick, RI 02886, offers customized patient and family-focused rehabilitation treatment and education that emphasize each patient's unique strengths, abilities and preferences.

Rehabilitative care begins with appropriate therapies that lead the patient to the greatest degree of function possible, with individualized therapy goals to prepare patients once again, to enter the world of independent living. Kent Hospital works with their Care New England partners to provide an uninterrupted treatment path from inpatient rehabilitation, to home care and outpatient rehabilitation.

Contact Information

Inpatient Rehabilitation
A Kent Hospital Facility
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 736-4658


Conditions We Treat

The rehabilitation process is designed to improve the quality of life for patients recovering from a variety of medical conditions which may include:


  • Stroke
  • Brain injury (traumatic, non-traumatic)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury (traumatic, non-traumatic)
  • Neuromuscular disorders, Motor Neuron Disease, Myopathies


  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Bronchiectasis


  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Ischemic Heart Disease

Major Multiple Trauma

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain and multiple fractures


  • Amputation
  • Hip fracture
  • Femur fracture (shaft)
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Hip replacement (unilateral, bilateral)
  • Major multiple fractures
  • Knee Replacement (unilateral, bilateral)
The treatment team includes:

The Rehabilitation Center assures each patient receives superior care and convenience. The focus is on the whole person with the goal of returning that person to the best quality of life possible. The treatment team includes:

  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech- language pathologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Case Managers
Conditions often treated include:

Our goal is simple: to help our patients lead a more independent life following an illness or injury. Conditions often treated include, but not limited to:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurological impairments such as multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple traumas
  • Amputations
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • And many others

Specialty Inpatient Rehabilitation

Stroke Specialty Program
Care New England Rehabilitation Services provides a customized approach to each patient, providing interdisciplinary care on the road to stroke recovery. 
Amputee Specialty Unit

Kent Acute Rehabilitation Unit is an integral part of the continuum of care for patients after an amputation and again for prosthesis training.

Inpatient Rehabilitation FAQs

What is the average length of stay at the Kent Rehabilitation Center?
The average length of stay for overall patients is 12 days. This varies by diagnosis, with stroke patients averaging 14.75 days and orthopedic patients averaging 10.77 days.
What specialty programs or treatments do you offer at the Kent Rehabilitation Center?
The Kent Rehabilitation Center meets all the criteria for specialized therapy and care in the area of stroke. Kent Acute Rehab also offers many specialty therapeutic interventions, including VitalStim (NMES) for dysphagia (swallowing) therapy, LSVT for Parkinson's disease voice therapy, EStim for pain and muscle re-education, ultrasound for edema control, Wii for activity-based movement therapy, simulated grocery store, simulated real-life kitchen and laundry, Omnicycle (ACP's Omnicycle Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System) which represents the most advanced therapy cycle technology available today. It accommodates post-acute patients who may not typically be able to participate in therapeutic exercises due to lack of strength, coordination, partial paralysis, respiratory limitations and other conditions. By serving a broader range of neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses than traditional "resistance" cycles, the Omnicycle Elite supports expanded therapy services for neurological rehabilitation (Stroke-CVA), orthopedic rehabilitation (TKA, THA, shoulder, UE) and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation (COPD).
How do you plan to discharge from the Kent Rehabilitation Program?

Upon completing Kent Hospital's inpatient rehabilitation program, our coordinated discharge planning process ensures that a patient's care needs continue without interruption even after discharge. Case Managers assist with any home equipment the patients may need, coordinate outpatient therapy and make follow-up appointments with their surgeon or referring physician.

Many factors will influence your length of stay, including severity of injury, previous health status, ability to tolerate three hours of rehabilitative services a day and medical complications. The rehabilitation team will discuss your length of stay with you after they have evaluated your condition. The team will work with you and your family to help determine the best discharge environment for you based on your needs at the time of discharge. If you are unable to return home, the team will assist you and your family in making other arrangements.

What are the accommodations at the Kent Rehabilitation Program?
  • Communication Assistance

    Interpretation services are available to all patients with limited English proficiency. Telecommunications devices (TDDs), television decoders, and hearing amplification devices are available upon request.

  • Food and Nutrition

    Since diet is an important part of your therapy, your physician may prescribe a special or modified diet. Special dietary requests are available upon request.

  • Room Assignment

    Your room assignment is based upon your admitting diagnosis. Accommodations are available as a single (private) or semi-private room. Private rooms are reserved for patients with specific infections. We have both private and semi-private rooms. Room assignments are made on medical assessment.

  • Television

    Cable television is provided at no cost.

  • Telephone

    Telephone is available at no cost for local calls.

  • The Blue Wave Café

    Family and friends are welcome to eat in the café, conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital.

  • Gift Shop

    The gift shop is open daily with a wonderful selection of unique gift items. The gift shop sells gift items, lotions, jewelry, toiletries, and greeting cards.

Are there support groups for family members?
Yes. Kent Hospital provides a stroke support group for family and friends and patients who have suffered strokes, as well as an amputee support group. There are also local Parkinson's disease support groups. Our social work team can provide information on getting the support you need.
What should I bring for my family member while at the Kent Rehabilitation Center?
Our focus is regaining independence through individualized treatment planning and intensive therapy. The goal is to have our patients dressed and engaged in daily living activities throughout the day. We ask that you bring casual, comfortable clothes and shoes/sneakers for your family member.
What is the Mission Statement, Scope of Service of the Kent Hospital's Rehabilitation Center?
Mission Statement:
The Rehabilitation Center at Kent County Hospital is an interdisciplinary program committed to fulfilling the rehabilitation needs of our patients. Our efforts are directed towards assisting every patient we serve in achieving their maximum potential and/or adjusting to their limitations. We see our staff as highly trained individuals dedicated to providing the most comprehensive acute rehabilitation program possible.
Our Commitment to You:
It is the policy of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit that all team members will act in a manner consistent with the mission, philosophy and operating policies of the program. In accordance with these principles and policies, team members will:
  • Show respect for the dignity of the individual, whether patient, family member, co-worker, client, or any other person.
  • Provide the highest quality clinical and customer-related services.
  • Demonstrate fairness and honesty in all interactions with the public.
  • Adhere to their professional codes and practice guidelines.
  • Provide a program that recognizes the individual and adjusts to their needs.
  • Employ a treatment staff that is knowledgeable and able to work with other health care staff to provide the best care possible.
  • Provide an accurate portrayal of the services and outcomes of the program.
  • Be ethical in all marketing and public relations activities.
  • Continue to look for ways to improve our program.
  • Seek input from those we serve so that the program may reflect their needs and change over time.
  • Provide a financially sound program.

Patients Served: The rehabilitation program serves patients with a variety of medical, physical, and functional needs. Some of the conditions treated in the program are as follows:

  • Stroke (CVA).

  • Amputation.

  • Brain injury.

  • Inflammatory arthropathies.

  • Neuropathy and myopathy.

  • Neurological disorders.

  • General debility.

  • Cardiopulmonary.

  • Spinal cord injury.

  • Joint replacement.

  • Multiple trauma, fractures.

  • Hip fracture.

  • Orthopedic injuries.

Services Provided May Include
  • Rehabilitation physician.
  • Rehabilitation nurse.
  • Occupational therapy.
  • Speech and language pathology.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Specialty consults.
  • Social work/case management.
  • Orthotic and prosthetic.
  • Neuropsychology.
  • Respiratory services.
  • Psychiatry consults.
  • Dietary services.
  • Wound care.
  • Orthotic and prosthetic.
  • Medical consultations.
  • Renal dialysis.
  • Chaplaincy.

Medical, diagnostic, laboratory, and pharmacy services are located within our hospital. The response time is specific to each of these services in accordance with their policies and procedures. It is the expectation of this unit, however, that the vast majority of orders or consultations will receive some level of response within 24 hours of a department/medical consultative body receiving the order or consultation. That initial response will then be conveyed to the appropriate clinician(s) as soon as possible.
Scope of Services:
Persons served will receive a minimum of three hours a day,five days a week, of the following; physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology as necessary. Your therapy program, including the frequency and intensity of the program, will be designed according to your needs after you have been fully evaluated. Persons who are not accepted to the program are: people under the age of 18 years old and ventilator dependent patients. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit will serve as a resource for suggestions for alternative placement when patients referred to the program do not qualify for our program.

Current Accreditations

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (TJC)
The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital offers distinct advantages over nursing home or sub-acute rehabilitation. These advantages include:
  • Professional nursing staff trained to provide integrated practice with rehabilitation nursing.
  • Interdisciplinary team-focused rehabilitation.
  • Intensive therapy at a minimum of three hours per day, five hours per week.
  • Onsite physician care, 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

At the Rehabilitation Center at Kent, we believe that discharges to a nursing home can be prevented for many patients. They can instead be given the opportunity to come to an inpatient rehabilitation program. It is there that they can benefit from an intensive rehabilitation program and regain their independence for a safe return home.

Inpatient Treatment Team

Tara DeAngelis, PT, DPT

Program Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation at Kent Hospital
Specialty Area: Neurology
Education: B.S. Clemson University, DPT URI

Dr Andrew Sandefer

Medical Director,  Inpatient Rehabilitation at Kent Hospital

Holley Lombardi

Nurse Manager, Inpatient Rehabilitation at Kent Hospital