What Is Short-Term Rehab?

West Hartford Health GymWhen a patient suffers from an acute illness or injury, short-term rehabilitation helps to improve strength and ability to complete everyday activities. At West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation, our 42-bed rehab unit, under the supervision of a Consulting Staff Psychiatrist, is a dedicated place of recovery for patients who have been discharged from area hospitals. Individuals who have experienced any of the following acute traumas can benefit from a short-term stay with us, among other conditions:

  • Neurological disorders: stroke, balance disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation: fractures, orthopedic injuries, joint replacements, etc.
  • Amputations and prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Accident trauma
  • Corrective surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Wound care

Our recovery care is specialized. Patients are provided pain management, wound care, intravenous antibiotic therapy and many more medical services. Members of our Rehabilitation Team work independently with patients and with family members on occasion.

These experienced professionals include:

  • Physicians
  • Physiatrists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Discharge Planners

Our Approach to Short-Term Rehab

At West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center, we understand the importance of selecting the best recovery center for your loved one. You can rest assured that our services are reliable and our nursing staff is skilled and compassionate. Our commitment to providing dependable rehabilitation and wellness services sets us apart from other facilities. The staff at West Hartford Health is dedicated to meeting the recovery goals of its patients in an efficient and safe manner. Patients are able to work with our experienced rehabilitation staff seven days a week, using state-of-the-art equipment. Skills that short-term rehabilitation patients seek to regain post-trauma include:

  • Personal care
  • Home management
  • Meal preparation
  • Transfer and gait training
  • Therapeutic and balance exercises
  • Restorative feeding
  • Swallowing and speech retraining

Our patients on the rehab unit enjoy complementary cable television, Wi-Fi and telephone service.

Post Care

Our commitment to patient care does not end upon discharge. Our focus is to facilitate a smooth transition. When a patient is set to be discharged from our facility, we may conduct a home assessment to make sure that the environment is safe and allows mobility for the patient. Our staff will recommend necessary equipment and space modifications to ensure maximum safety prior to the patient arriving at home.