Senior Living

Short-Term Rehabilitation in Johnstown

Short-Term RahabilitationThe Lutheran Home at Johnstown’s short-term rehabilitation program is committed to returning patients to their own homes as soon as it is safe to do so. Our therapy program is perfect for aging adults who cannot tolerate the level of therapy that a rehab hospital demands.

Short-term rehabilitation residents may be recovering from hip or knee replacements, hip or pelvis fractures, back surgery or 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.

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

Elder Care Rehabilitation Services

  • Individualized rehabilitation programs
  • Average length of stay is only 4-6 weeks
  • Full-time occupational, physical and speech therapists
  • Personal assistance as needed
  • Medication management
  • Individual discharge plan including in-home evaluation

All residents are screened upon admission and then periodically for physical, occupational or speech therapy needs that can assist in gaining or maintaining strength, endurance and independence. Restorative nursing services and our specially trained nursing staff also enable residents to maintain the skills and strength they gained in therapy.