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What Is Short-Term Rehab?

The purpose of short-term rehab is to improve a patient’s physical strength and ability to accomplish everyday tasks after an acute injury or illness. Patients who have been discharged from local hospitals, but need further rehabilitative care are welcome in our 30-bed, dedicated rehab unit at Avon Health Center. Among other conditions, we offer short-term rehab stays to those who have experienced any of the following acute traumas:

  • 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

We provide specialized recovery care, such as pain management, intravenous antibiotic therapy, wound care and more. Patients and their family members will work with members of our Rehabilitation Team, which consists of the following experienced professionals:

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

Our Approach to Short-Term Rehab

Avon Health Center understands the importance of finding a reliable recovery center for a loved one. For those who require the skilled care of a compassionate nursing staff to recover from an acute trauma, our commitment to rehabilitation and wellness sets Avon Health Center apart. Our staff is devoted to helping its patients reach their recovery goals in a timely manner within a safe environment. Patients will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and our experienced rehabilitation staff seven days a week, who will work with them to help regain skills lost due to their short-term illness or injury. These skills 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 patient care does not end upon discharge. Prior to discharge, the Rehabilitation Team at Avon Health Center can conduct a home assessment to ensure maximum safety and mobility for the patient. We will recommend any modifications or equipment needed to better facilitate the transition from our recovery center to home.