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North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton

Rehabilitation Services


For more than 50 years, North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton has provided rehabilitation services to help restore our patients to independent living. No matter your rehab needs – from an outpatient setting to long-term care – we can help.

Our services:
Physical therapy restores function, improves mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or limits permanent physical disabilities for patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical therapists encourage patients to use their own muscles to increase flexibility and range of motion before advancing to other exercises that can improve strength, balance, coordination and endurance.

Occupational therapy helps individuals improve their ability to perform work skills and activities of daily living, such as dressing, cooking and eating. Occupational therapists not only help patients improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also compensate for permanent loss of function.

Speech-language pathologists work closely with physicians in diagnosing and treating communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. By assessing speech, language and swallowing skills, speech-language pathologists can identify problems and develop treatment plans. Like physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists offer varying techniques and adaptive devices to address communication disorders.

Social work assesses social and emotional factors related to the patient’s illness, need for care, response to care and discharge planning needs. Social workers collaborate with the physician and treatment team to develop the plan of care.

These services are offered in various settings – outpatient, acute care, swing bed and long-term care.

Swing Bed
NMMC-Hamilton’s swing bed program is designed to transition individuals from an acute care setting to their home setting. Our therapists strive to return patients to the highest level of independence possible. Often, our program is utilized for individuals who have had surgery, like a hip or knee replacement. However, it may be used for many other reasons, such as a stroke patient who hopes to return home soon. Our swing bed patients receive physical therapy and occupational therapy services.

Short and Long-Term Care

Marion Regional Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care is home to residents who require long- term or short-term specialized care. The facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and fully licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health. A staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants provide 24-hour care under the supervision of a physician director. A social worker and activity staff provide leisure and entertainment opportunities for residents.

Short-term care provides individuals with skilled services until they are ready to be discharged to home or elsewhere. Medicare covers the first 21 days, and if a longer stay is needed, the admissions office will help you with your options. Occupational, physical and speech therapy are utilized to help return patients home and become independent again.


The majority of our patients reach their goals during the 21 days. The basic goals of our rehab program are to:

  • Relieve pain and discomfort
  • Regain movement and promote healing
  • Restore function to the injured body part
  • Rebuild confidence and motivate patients to work toward recovery
  • Help adapt to permanent physical changes
  • Regain speech and communication skills
  • Regain strength and condition to return to daily living skills to promote independence


Long-term care provides a “home” to residents who require extended care. Hospice is provided through local agencies for residents who elect to use hospice during the final phase of a terminal illness.


Additional Services & Amenities

  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Medicare and Medicaid certified
  • Nutrition support with a registered dietitian
  • Dental and vision referrals when needed
  • Daily activities including exercise, games, educational offerings, crafts and musical guests
  • Wound care provided by or under direction of a certified wound care nurse
  • IV therapy
  • Laboratory, radiology and respiratory services through NMMC-Hamilton (conveniently adjoined)
  • Licensed beauty and barber shop
  • Dining facilities
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Pastoral care
  • Resident Council

For more information on Marion Regional Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care, call (205) 921-6344.