The Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center

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

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

Offering rehabilitation services for many types of injuries and illnesses; physical, occupational, speech and psychological therapy are just a few services we offer.

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Thank you Lighthouse Heroes
Thank you Lighthouse Heroes

Thanking our phenomenal staff that have went even more above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Thank you Lighthouse Heroes

Thanking our phenomenal staff that have went even more above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic

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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 exceptional 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. 

The Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center has two locations to serve you.  Our locations in Caro, Michigan & Traverse City Michigan offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, social work, psychology, vocational services and much more! 

To learn about all of the programs we offer please visit our treatment programs page or contact us here!





Inpatient Services

Outpatient Services

Respite Care

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Recreational Therapy

Music Therapy

Social Work Services

Psychological Services


Vocational Services

Behavioral Health

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation (TBI) 

Zero-G Gravity System


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Phenomenal Care

  • Lighthouse takes pride in providing phenomenal care 

  • Professional multidisciplinary rehabilitation team

  • 24 hour nursing care available

  • Ongoing training for all staff

  • Transportation for inpatient/day program

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Our Caro location is located in the Thumb of Michigan and is just a short drive from Bay City, Saginaw, Midland and Flint.  We serve the whole state of Michigan.

Our Traverse City location is located just outside of the beautiful Traverse City area. They too, serve the whole state of Michigan.

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Important Update: 07-26-2021

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. 


  • Due to current orders for residential facilities, such as the Lighthouse, the "Visitor Policy" has been created to meet the orders put into place by MDHHS Emergency Order due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Please note policies will be modified as needed to comply with current orders for each location. Visitors will also be required to fill out a "Lighthouse Visitor covid-19 Attestation" form as well, this will be provided before visitation takes place. Notification will be sent to all family members/ guardians of when changes have been made to policies, please let the home manager or clinical director know if you need a current copy.  

  •  If you have any questions 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.                           

  • The Lighthouse Therapy Centers; Traverse City and Caro, are accepting outpatients as of Monday, June 15-2020 with Covid-19 guidelines to follow. Guidelines and procedure will be explained when appointment is made. For any questions please contact Caro @ 989-673-2500 or Traverse City @ 231-263-1350. 

  • 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.  

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 Lighthouse is available in two convenient locations to better serve you. We are located in Caro and Traverse City, Michigan.


Both locations offer a full array of treatment programs and are staffed with compassionate and caring staff. We are committed to the well-being of our patients.

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