Sub-Acute Rehabilitation

Program Overview

The Skilled Medical Rehabilitation Center at Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, (SMRC) is designed to treat individuals 16 years of age and older with brain and neurologic injuries who are no longer in need of acute hospital care, but continue to be medically dependent.

We are experienced in providing specialized rehabilitation services to adults and adolescents whose neurologic dysfunction is the result of:

  • Closed or penetrating head injury
  • Central nervous system disease
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (stroke)
  • Anoxic/hypoxic encephalopathy
  • Exposure to neurotoxin
  • Varied encephalopathies
  • Brain tumors
  • Metabolic disorders


The Skilled Medical Rehabilitation Center is able to provide skilled medical care including:

  • Sensory stimulation
  • Wound care
  • Infectious disease management
  • Ventilator weaning & management
  • IV/Infusion therapy
  • Continuous tube feeding
  • Tracheostomy care and
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic
    evaluation of swallowing
  • Total parenteral nutrition


An interdisciplinary team approach is utilized to provide the proper medical and rehabilitation services to increase the individual’s opportunities for recovery. The rehabilitation staff includes:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Internal medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Physiatry (physical medicine
    & rehabilitation)
  • Medical case management
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Dietary services
  • Neurology

Mission Statement

The Skilled Medical Rehabilitation Center at Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, (SMRC) has as its mission a dedication to providing the highest quality of services and treatment to the survivors of brain and neurologic injury. Through early intervention and the provision of:

  • Individualized assessment
  • Wound care
  • Medical case management
  • Medical rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Ventilator weaning
  • Occupational therapy
  • Coma stimulation
  • Dietary services
  • Speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Physical therapy

SMRC seeks to assist its patients in obtaining their maximum level of functional recovery and quality of life.

SMRC is also dedicated to promoting public awareness of the needs of brain and neurologic injury survivors and their families and educating professionals in the field of medical rehabilitation through education and training.

Core Values

SMRC operates according to the following set of core values:

  • All patients should be given an opportunity for early intervention in medical rehabilitation.
  • All patients’ treatment goals are aimed at achieving the maximum level of functional independence in the least restrictive medical environment.
  • Provide all patients and families with the opportunity to participate in family training and education.
  • SMRC is committed to a rehabilitation continuum that ensures continuity of care.


Joint Commission

  • Long Term Care
  • Traumatic Brain Injury