Senior Living

Rehabilitation in Altoona

Senior Physical TherapyThe Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg offers an excellent multi-leveled therapy program which can accommodate a person's recovery process. Our therapy program is perfect for aging adults who cannot tolerate the level of therapy that a rehab hospital demands.

 The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg rehabilitation program is committed to returning patients to their own homes as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Rehabilitation Services

  • Individualized rehabilitation programs
  • Average length of stay is only 4-6 weeks
  • Full-time occupational, physical and speech therapists
  • Short-term stay facilities close to the Therapy Room
  • Meals are provided
  • Personal assistance as needed
  • Medication management
  • Individual discharge plans including in-home evaluations
  • Variety of therapeutic modalities to treat residents, including moist heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and paraffin treatments

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Short-term rehabilitation is provided to residents who may have been recently hospitalized or recovering from medical conditions including hip or knee replacements, hip or pelvis fractures, back surgery, falls, strokes, and other injuries/surgeries.

Therapists treat each resident one on one. Combining occupational, physical and speech therapy, they coordinate the most efficient recovery possible to get residents back into their own homes. Our therapists will then conduct in-home evaluations and, if necessary, order equipment to make the home safe and accessible, such as a raised toilet seat or grip bar for the shower.

Short-term rehabilitation residents can enjoy the benefits of restorative nursing. Therapists train the nursing staff to maintain and develop the residents’ skills and strength that they gained in therapy.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

When additional therapy is required, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg offers outpatient therapy, allowing former Hickory Commons residents to continue with the team of therapists that they know and trust, and who are already familiar with residents’ therapy needs and goals.

Home Health Rehabilitation

The therapy department at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, in partnership with ALSM at Home, provides in-home rehabilitation services after illness or hospitalization to continue improving independence so that individuals can remain at home as long as possible.

Long Term Rehabilitation

Our long-term senior residents also benefit from therapy to allow them to live at their highest functional level at any stage of life.