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Rehabilitation

Helping You Get on with Life

Comfort. Independence. Peace of mind. This is what the Benefis Rehabilitation Center strives to help you achieve when you’re recovering from a serious illness, injury, or major surgery.

Our 20-bed specialty unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and offers a comfortable, homelike atmosphere as you recuperate. With all private rooms, it is the destination of choice in Great Falls and the surrounding area for those needing assistance returning to a safe, fulfilling lifestyle.

Meet Your Team

Rehabilitation requires teamwork. You and those you rely on for support will have key roles in setting goals and working to achieve them. But you’ll have a team of dedicated healthcare professionals backing you up and offering guidance and encouragement.

Your team may include:

  • Physiatrists, who specialize in rehabilitation and direct your overall care
  • Psychologists, who help you adjust to the mental, emotional, and physical challenges that may surface during recovery
  • Rehabilitation nurses, who offer highly specialized, around-the-clock medical care in addition to education and emotional support
  • Physical therapists, who work to improve your strength, flexibility, range of motion, and endurance so you can move safely and with as little assistance as possible
  • Occupational therapists, who help you learn new strategies to accomplish day-to-day activities, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, driving, and cooking
  • Speech therapists, who specialize in helping you communicate by addressing issues related to speech, memory, and thinking; they may also help address swallowing problems
  • Rehabilitation transition planners, who help with the many issues that may arise during your recovery, whether that be financial concerns, family considerations or the need for additional assistance when you return home

Dietitians, orthotists, respiratory therapists, and other providers may be brought in on an as-needed basis to ensure your needs are addressed. In all cases, guided by compassion and their expertise, the team keeps you at the forefront.

What to Expect

The Benefis Rehabilitation Center accepts self-referrals as well as referrals from providers and insurance companies. Our team evaluates everyone for rehabilitation potential and preauthorizes services with your insurance provider before admission. We work with Medicare, Medicaid, Workers’ Compensation, and most private insurance plans that cover rehabilitation services ordered by a medical provider.

Once receiving our services, your team works together to form a plan of care tailored to your situation and focused on your quality of life. Team members will collaborate closely and meet weekly to evaluate your progress.

Each day:

  • We will post your therapy schedule. Family members and/or friends who may be involved in your care after discharge are encouraged to join you and the therapists working with you at these times. 
  • Therapy sessions may take place in your room, the center’s gym, hallways, our dining area, and other places as needed.
  • Meals will be served three times, along with snacks. Joining other patients who share similar challenges and goals in our dining area can provide additional support and give birth to lasting friendships.
  • We will offer therapeutic recreation through activities such as table games, crafts, gardening, discussion groups, and Wii games.

Animal-Enhanced Therapy Program

We’re pleased to offer a pet therapy program in which volunteer dogs may play a role in your recovery. A visit from a furry friend may be just the “medicine” you need to brighten your mood and lift your spirits.

Support Groups

In addition to inpatient rehabilitation, Benefis facilitates several support groups for patients and families living with ongoing health challenges in the Great Falls area:

Brain Injury Support Group

Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.

Benefis East Campus, North Tower, Malisani Room
1101 26th St. S.

For more information: Call Mike or Charlene at (406) 453-6028 or Chuck at (406) 455-2906 (leave a message)

Dementia Support Group

Meets: First Tuesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Benefis Eastview Senior Services Center, Activity Room
2621 15th Ave. S.

For more information: Call (406) 455-5950

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets: Fourth Tuesday of each month, noon

First Baptist Church
525 Second Ave. N.

For more information: Call (406) 868-2448

Stroke Support Group

Meets: Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

Benefis West Campus, Second Floor, Rehab Dining Room

Contact Us

To learn more about how we can help with your rehabilitation needs, please call or visit us:

Benefis Rehabilitation Center
500 15th Ave. S., Second Floor
Great Falls, MT 59405
406) 455-2200