The Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center

"Making Sure the Life They're Living is a Life Worth Living."

Providing phenomenal residential care to brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI) and behavioral health patients in a home like environment since 1987.

Offering outpatient rehabilitation services for several types of injuries, illnesses and disabilities. Our treating team is exceptional in rehabilitation and recovery, ask your doctor for a referral! 

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Coronavirus Information

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Lighthouse Mission Statement:


Lighthouse seeks to provide phenomenal care, treating every resident and client as we wanted our son to be treated. -Dorothea Wilson


The Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1987 by Jim and Dorothea Wilson when they set out on a mission to establish a facility that would provide an extraordinary level of care after their son, Jamie, was in an auto accident and they were unable to find a facility that provided the level of care they wanted for him.  







Inpatient Services 

Outpatient Services

Respite Care

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Recreational Therapy

Music Therapy

Social Work Services

Psychological Services

Personal Training 

Massage Therapy 

Vocational Services

Behavioral Health

Respiratory Therapy 

Registered Dietician



and much more!

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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Ergometer (arms and/or legs)

Aquatic Therapy

Adaptive Sports (cycling, kayaking, skiing, and more!)

Hippotherapy/Horse Assisted Riding

Return to Hunting

Vision Rehab

Wellness Activities


Concussion & Post Concussion Therapy


Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Injuries (Back & neck pain, extremity pain, sprains, post-surgical) 

Phenomenal Care & Diagnoses 

  • ​24/7 phenomenal residential  care 

  • Professional multidisciplinary rehabilitation team

  • 24 hour nursing care available

  • Ongoing training for all staff

  • Onsite appointments with Primary Care Physicians (PCP), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians (PM&R) 

  • Transportation for inpatient/day program

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 

  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

  • Stroke

  • Other Neurological Disorders (Parkinson's Disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumors)


Areas We 

Serve/ Accepted Insurance


Our Caro facilities are located in the Thumb of Michigan, just a short drive from Bay City, Saginaw, Midland and Flint.  

Our Traverse City facilities are located just outside of the beautiful Traverse City area.

We serve the whole state of Michigan!

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Accepted Insurance:

  • Auto Insurance (residential & outpatient)

  • Workers Compensation (residential & outpatient)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (outpatient)

  • Medicare (outpatient)

  • MOU Program (residential)

  • Other insurances may be accepted, please contact for referral 


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Our therapeutic treatment programs are designed to maximize each client's functioning ability as well as assist clients in gaining insight, enhancing self-esteem, developing coping skills, and improving relationships. The setting in which the program is implemented promotes independence, self-respect, and positive peer relationships in a supportive, caring environment. 


The health and safety of our clients, staff, and guests is a priority at the Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center.  We are committed to taking the proper precautions as recommended by the CDC and MDHHS to minimize the risk of Coronavirus. 


If you have any questions regarding our policies and/or procedures please contact, Connie Hart at (989)673-2500 (Caro) or Susan Brinklow at (231) 263-1350 (Traverse City). The Lighthouse continues to compassionately understand how hard this time is for everyone and is providing different means of communication with loved ones at this time. The staff, therapists, and all parties at the Lighthouse are anxious for loved ones to be able to physically visit without any restrictions as well and empathize with those missing their family member.                           

Telehealth/teletherapy is provided to qualifying residential and outpatients. This is to ensure that there is no time lapse in patients recovery process and to offer a means of therapy for those that do not feel comfortable with in-person therapies.  

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