Definitions for "Rehabilitative Care"
Rehabilitative care includes health care services for persons requiring professional assistance to restore physical skills and functionality following an illness or injury. An example is therapy required by a person recovering from a stroke (e.g., physiotherapy and speech therapy).
That phase of therapeutic care necessary for re-education or functional restoration of an injured body system or part. It may include treatment that relieves an exacerbation, but there must be continuing documented subjective and objective signs of improvement. 23.
The care of patients with the intent of curing, improving or preventing a worsening of their condition. For example, physical therapy after hip replacement surgery to resume walking, or occupational therapy to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.