Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 N.W. 22nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97210
503-413-6931 or 1-800-621-6446

Comprehensive care

Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon was the first facility in the state to coordinate vocational training, counseling, and physical and occupational therapies - all in one location.

Today we continue to serve adult patients from across the Pacific Northwest, providing round-the-clock medical and rehabilitation services in a caring environment. Our mission is to help people return to living in their community, whether it's independently or with a little extra help.


Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon

  • Patient testimonial

    "RIO provided me with a safe environment to learn to become independent by helping to construct a foundation for me to build upon through their caring, guidance and fine compassion."

    - Sherri

  • Patient testimonial

    "RIO taught me to focus on the possibilities instead of on my limitations and gave me the confidence that I can do anything."

    - Jesse, RIO patient

  • Patient testimonial

    "Believe in the staff at RIO. One person can and does make a difference. RIO gave me back my dignity."

    - Joan, brain trauma patient


Personalized treatment

Our comfortable facility offers semi-private rooms, 24-hour nursing care, individual and group therapy, meals, medications, television, telephone and newspapers. On a typical day, patients receive a customized daily schedule of therapy and other activities, with rest breaks provided as needed. Throughout the process, we welcome and encourage family members to be involved in therapy sessions and planning conferences.

During the initial evaluation phase the patient, caregiver(s) and rehabilitation team develop functional goals, estimated length of stay and discharge date. Then under the medical direction of rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists), we create a personalized treatment plan designed to best meet each patient's needs. Weekly team conferences allow us to evaluate progress and make any necessary plan adjustments for the best possible results.

Common diagnoses

RIO treats a remarkable range of diagnoses, including:

  • Burn injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple trauma

Interdisciplinary team

RIO patients are assigned to clinical teams lead by the Legacy Good Samaritan staff rehabilitation physicians from Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, PC (RMA). RMA is a private specialty medical practice dedicated to maximizing the quality and independence of their patient's lives. For more information please visit the RMA website

The team supporting each RIO patient may include:

  • Physiatrist
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Neuropsychology services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Horticultural therapy
  • Social work services
  • Nutritional services
  • Spiritual support
  • Respiratory therapy

Admission criteria

To be eligible for inpatient rehabilitation at RIO, patients should meet these criteria:

  • Need for complex medical management from physiatry and rehabilitation nursing 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Need for a comprehensive interdisciplinary team and therapy treatment
  • Need for coordination of complex physical, psychological, cognitive, behavioral and/or social issues related to discharge planning
  • Must have payor authorization

On-site pre-admission assessments of the patient are done within a 50-mile radius of Portland.

Legacy Rehabilitation Services provides a wide range of additional rehabilitation services to treat conditions related to cancer, speech impediments, orthopedic issues and more.