Multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation

You may be entitled to multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation provided by Kela, if you are suffering from an illness with a broad range of symptoms that cause you a variety of disabling problems. The illness may also require a more individual planning of the rehabilitation process and its delivery.

The aim of multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation is to improve or maintain the client’s ability to cope with everyday tasks and to work and study. The rehabilitation comprises both individual and group-based programmes.

Multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation is organised for persons with specific illnesses

Sensory disorders

  • individual rehabilitation for adults with hearing impairment or  visual impairment
  • individual rehabilitation for children and adolescents with hearing impairment, visual impairment or hearing and visual impairment

 Musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders

  • individual rehabilitation for adults with musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders
  • individual rehabilitation for children and adolescents with musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders

Neurological individual rehabilitation

  • neurological individual rehabilitation for adults
  • individual rehabilitationfor aldults with spinal cord injury

Individual rehabilitation

  • individual rehabilitation for adults

General and neurological individual rehabilitation

  • individual rehabilitation for children and adolescents

Delivery of rehabilitation services

Rehabilitation is organised at a rehabilitation institution where you can stay overnight. The content of the rehabilitation period depends on your personal needs and goals. The delivery of the rehabilitation is the responsibility of a multidisciplinary team of professionals comprising among others a specialist physician, a nurse, a physical therapist, a psychologist or neuropsychologist and a social worker.

A close relative or the family members of a child or an adolescent may also attend the rehabilitation sessions. In the case of children and adolescents, other members of the client’s family usually attend all rehabilitation sessions. In the case of adults, only one family member or one close relative may attend rehabilitation sessions part of the time.

Duration of rehabilitation

The duration of the rehabilitation process is a maximum of 15 days, and it starts with an introductory period of 4–6 days. During the introductory period, a multidisciplinary team will, together with you, define a set of personal goals for you and put together an individual programme. The rest of the rehabilitation process (9–11 days) is implemented in periods of varying length in accordance with each client’s requirements.

Costs of rehabilitation

The rehabilitation services are provided free of charge. You may also be entitled to a rehabilitation allowance for the duration of the rehabilitation. Kela also offers compensation for rehabilitation-related travel costs.

How to apply

Would you benefit from individual multidisciplinary rehabilitation provided on a discretionary basis? Apply for individual rehabilitation.