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Complete care for rehabilitation

  • Finding comfort and inspiration

    “It was my sanctuary. I learned to walk there, so it is a huge place in my life.”

    --Brian Esparza, Guillain-Barre syndrome patient

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  • RIO put him on the right path

    “Without them pushing me and adapting their practice to meet my needs, I would not be as far as I am today, no way.”

    --Dale Neely, spinal cord patient


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  • Skills for the rest of his life

    “While I was there I had a whole lot of supporters and staff who were behind me to give me a base of skills for the rest of my life. They are great people, too –– they are my extended family.”
    --Dave Pierson, spinal cord patient

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  • Good people, there to help

    “I woke up knowing I was in a hospital and thinking the doctors, therapists and nurses were good people who were there to help me."

    --Elizabeth Hovde, brain injury patient

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A complete approach

Located at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO) is an inpatient rehabilitation facility offering the highest level of care available.

We offer patients and their families a complete approach –– round-the-clock medical and rehabilitation services in a caring environment, as well as therapy, skills training and counseling –– all in one location. That approach offers an extra level of care that sets us apart from other programs.

What is RIO?

Under the direction of doctors who specialize in rehabilitation (known as physiatrists), we create a personalized plan to best meet our patients’ needs that includes goals and a target date for discharge. Each week, the team meets to review and revise the plan to get the best possible results. Family members and patients are an important part of the team.

Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon was the first in the state to coordinate job training, counseling, and physical and occupational therapies in the same location. This coordinated approach remains the foundation for the positive results our patients enjoy.

Common diagnoses

Our team at RIO can help patients through a range of conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple trauma
  • Amputation
  • Burn 

Special technology

RIO is the first in the Pacific Northwest to offer the ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training System, a robotic body-weight support system. The system prevents falls and uses dynamic body weight support to allow patients to practice walking, perform balance exercises, and move from sitting to standing. Patients using the system may start exercising and walking faster and may have a shorter length of stay.

Why choose RIO?

Patients and families may have many options for rehabilitation care. The levels of care and expertise of the staff varies within these programs. Understanding these differences can help you make the right choice.

As an inpatient rehabilitation facility, RIO offers the highest level of care available. A 2014 study shows that patients treated at a medical rehabilitation facility such as RIO on average had better long-term results than those treated at a skilled nursing home.

 The study found that patients at an inpatient rehabilitation facility:

  • Were discharged two weeks earlier than those at a skilled nursing facility
  • Had fewer hospital readmissions per  year for many of the  conditions
  • Had an 8 percent lower mortality rate
  • Had 5 percent fewer emergency room visits per year

Go here to read the full report. Also, see Making the Right Decision about Rehabilitation Care from the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN).

Our location

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