The Alta Bates Summit Regional Acute Rehabilitation Center in Oakland, California is recognized as one of the best in the country.
Everyone faces difficult challenges when recovering from severe traumas, brain injury or stroke, as well as illnesses and other disorders. At our center, you can meet those challenges in a caring, comprehensive and intensive program designed to improve your ability to perform daily tasks and increase your independence.
Our acute rehabilitation program specializes in treating stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, complex orthopedic conditions and multiple traumas for people age 18 and older.
We offer an intensive, structured and interdisciplinary team approach that incorporates physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreation therapy, neuropsychology and social work. Our program includes 24-hour acute rehabilitation nursing care under the direction of our rehabilitation physicians.
All patients in our 58-bed unit participate in therapy for a minimum of three hours each day, at least five days per week, depending on their individual goals.
- Professional, highly skilled and experienced staff including occupational, physical, speech and recreational therapists; neuropsychologists; social workers; registered dietitians and respiratory therapists
- State-of-the-art therapy equipment including LIKO, Bioness and Ekso bionic skeleton
- Easy referral and admission process
- 12,000 square-foot treatment space
- All private rooms with bathrooms and showers
- Daily visits from rehabilitation and medical doctors as needed
- Outdoor therapy garden
- Registered nursing staff with a specialty certification in rehabilitation
- Staff physiatrists (doctors with a specialty in rehabilitation medicine)
- Comprehensive Program Evaluation System demonstrating excellent outcomes
- Family and patient education classes and support groups
- Individualized behavior management programs
- Community Reintegration Program
- Canine-assisted therapy
We measure the outcomes and successes of our patients’ recovery so that we may continuously improve our services by comparing our outcomes against regional and national benchmarks. The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredit our program for comprehensive rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation. In addition, our program has one of the nation’s highest proportions of Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses. View our Report Card.
Canine Assisted Therapy Program
Our Regional Acute Rehabilitation Center team includes trained therapy dogs who help people recovering from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and other illnesses.
Our therapy dogs help lift spirits and can get patients moving, which is an important part of recovery. The dogs go for walks, play fetch and generally improve the health and well-being of our patients.
One patient stated after a prolonged hospitalization, "The dogs make me feel so much better, they bring the outside in."
A variety of conditions in the inner ear and brain can cause dizziness, imbalance, vertigo and other visual tracking problems. Our Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Program can help you overcome these symptoms.
The Keys to Rehabilitation Success
- Goals — During your recovery journey, our experienced rehabilitation care team will help you set goals for recovery and will work with you to create an individualized treatment program to meet your goals. The team will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as needed.
- Education and Training — You and your family are critical members of the rehabilitation team. We believe that patient and family education and training are key to rehabilitation success.
Our care team is committed to updating you and your family with evaluation results and progress in achieving short- and long-term goals. You can also any questions you may have. We will provide information to help you and your family prepare for your transition to home and how to continue your improvement after leaving our center.
Please call (510) 869-6325 for more information about our program and for referral information.