The experts at Sheltering Arms Institute help people recover from a wide range of illnesses and injuries. The Institute blends advanced technology, research and evidence-based clinical treatment to create an innovative, transdisciplinary model of rehabilitative care that facilitates superior outcomes for patients. We have multiple specialty units designed to treat severe and complex neurological and orthopedic conditions – stroke, spinal cord injury/complex care, traumatic brain injury, and multi-specialty.
In addition to these specialty diagnoses, other common diagnoses our patients experience include, but are not limited to:
We specialize and treat many other conditions. For a complete list, call (804) 877-4000 or visit ShelteringArmsInstitute.com/conditions-services. Here, you will be able to see our full list of services and conditions we treat.
Yes. Family/caregivers are an important part of the transdisciplinary model of care and may be asked to participate in therapy. Patient rooms are all private and spacious to accommodate visitors. A designated family member or caregiver is welcome to spend the night once approved by a team member. We also have relationships with several nearby affordable hotels and The Doorways, another local nonprofit that provides lodging for family members whose loved ones are in the hospital.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our visitor policy has changed. Please visit ShelteringArmsInstitute.com/patients-and-visitors/visitor-information/ for the most up-to-date visitor policy.
Sheltering Arms Institute is a hospital; therefore, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires that patients:
Rehab hospital patients are required to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy each day, but at Sheltering Arms Institute, we exceed that benchmark. In addition to physical, occupational, and speech therapies based on specific needs, other therapies such as recreational therapy are a regular part of patients’ schedules.
During downtime, patients may practice walking or activities of daily living. Social and recreational events provide opportunities to socialize and network with others coping with similar diagnoses while enjoying favorite activities. Support groups and peer mentor programs are specially designed for the challenges facing our patients and their caregivers. Participants can learn from specialists and each other how to adapt to their own unique situations.