Rehabilitation for all ages
Kela provides access to rehabilitation for persons of all ages and in various life situations.
Children can get multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation in rehabilitation institutions. It can take such forms as services for persons with sensory impairments or with musculoskeletal disorders or rheumatoid arthritis, or as general and neurological rehabilitation services. .
Children may have a right to intensive medical rehabilitation if they have an illness or impairment that causes significant problems with daily activities (e.g., makes it more difficult for them to participate fully in day care or school activities). Intensive medical rehabilitation can also be offered in the form of various therapies. .
For young persons and adults
If you have an illness or impairment that makes it difficult to choose an occupation, to pursue an education, or to cope with job demands, you could get help from vocational rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation can take the form of such measures as vocational rehabilitation aimed at supporting the integration into work, education and training, and vocational rehabilitation courses. .
If you are between 16 and 19, you may be able to get a rehabilitation allowance for young persons while participating in intensive rehabilitation aimed at promoting your ability to study or to find work. .
At rehabilitation and adaptation training courses you and your family can get information about your diagnosis and support with the changes caused by the illness or impairment. Courses are arranged for a variety of different age groups. .
You can apply for Oma Väylä rehabilitation if you have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder without accompanying intellectual impairment (Asperger syndrome) or an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or an attention deficit disorder (ADD). The individual and group sessions are aimed at supporting your ability to study and to engage in working life. .
If you have an illness or impairment that significantly limits your ability to function and makes it more difficult to handle daily activities, you may have a right to multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation in a rehabilitation institution. There are dedicated programmes for young persons. These include rehabilitation services for persons with sensory impairments or with musculoskeletal disorders and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as general and neurological rehabilitation services. .
If you have an impairment or illness that causes significant difficulty with daily activities and participation, you may have a right to intensive medical rehabilitation. It can take the form of various kinds of therapy, multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation, and rehabilitation and adaptation training courses. .