Short -Term Rehab in CT

Elim Park's Post-Acute Care Rehabilitation Center

Elim Park’s continuum of care in Cheshire, CT includes top-rated Post-Acute Rehab and clinical care conveniently located on our campus. We offer inpatient and outpatient services for our residents and the general community. Our entire staff is here to help and promote peace of mind. Good care is Elim Park’s highest priority.

For individuals in need of short-term, intensive rehabilitation after a hospitalization, surgical procedure, injury, or illness, we offer a 45-bed, post-acute rehabilitation wing with nursing staff available at all times.

Our full continuum of services also offers independent apartments and assisted living services, Medicaid certified residential care , and long-term care in our skilled nursing facility. 

Elim Park’s health care programs and clinical collaborations have earned us the honor of being a preferred provider for the Yale and Hartford Healthcare hospital systems. 

On-Site Amenities

Elim Park Health Care Center Honored to be Named a U.S. News & World Report Best Short-Term Rehabilitation

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The designation of a U.S. News & World Report Best Short-Term Rehabilitation for 2021-22 represents only 13% of all homes in the U.S. The designation of Best Nursing Home is given only to facilities that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in national quality measures. To qualify as a Best Nursing Home this year, facilities had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during the reporting period.

Elim Park is honored to have our ongoing efforts acknowledged and we are dedicated to remaining a recognized leader in quality healthcare services. We want to be the best choice for short-term skilled nursing care and to continue to be an exceptional community healthcare resource.

Post-Acute Care and Short-Term Rehab in CT | Elim Park

Rehabilitation Treatments & Therapies

The Elim Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center offers a unique blend of rehabilitation services and clinical care located right on the Elim Park campus. Inpatient and outpatient services are available to both residents and non-residents to help address a wide range of medical conditions. 

Key to these services is an interdisciplinary team approach to a patient’s care. This multi-disciplinary approach includes professional specialists in nursing, rehabilitation, recreation, and social work- all of whom work closely with the patient, physician, APRN, nurses and family members to create a personalized care plan.

Rehabilitation Pavilion

Our spacious rehabilitation pavilion is fully equipped to meet the needs of old and young alike with new facilities, diverse programs, state of the art equipment and a highly trained and experienced professional staff, all available up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Wide Range of Services

CT Physical Therapy | Short-Term Rehab in Connecticut | Elim Park

Our collaborative team of rehab specialists provide a wide range of therapeutic services, including homemaking and community re-entry training. For patients who may need additional therapy after discharge, our therapy team also provide outpatient rehabilitation services to help meet their goals and achieve the highest level of independence possible. Our social workers hold a commitment to making sure each person is discharged to a safe environment and will also make referrals to home care agencies or set up other forms of assistance to ensure a smooth transition.

Our Physical Therapy services include mobility retraining, balance restoration, therapeutic exercises, physical conditioning, and neuromuscular retraining. Bracing, orthotics and prosthetic services are also available.

We offer Occupational Therapy that includes self-care skills, activities of daily living, kitchen and home management, a bathroom and home assessment – all to enhance a patient’s independence and address physical limitations.

Our Speech Therapy and language pathology services include swallow evaluations, verbal and nonverbal communications techniques, cognitive and memory retention programs, and dysphagia training.

Additionally, our team of health care professionals excel at creating  individualized treatment plans for a wide range of post-acute care needs including but not limited to:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Post-acute rehabilitation programs are a great choice following a hospitalization with the goal of going home. When a patient is unable to return directly home from the hospital, rehabilitative care may be recommended by the hospital’s team of healthcare professionals, usually as a brief stay. Elim Park’s post-acute rehabilitation unit offers a consistent therapy program addressing individual medical needs in a supportive environment. Our short-term rehab team sets the main goal of getting each person back to their baseline level of functioning and discharging to the most appropriate level of care. Long-term care is a great choice for someone who needs 24-hour skilled nursing care and more assistance with activities of daily living and supervision than can be provided at their home or by home care aides. The resident usually lives permanently on the unit. Both levels of care focus on individual needs and care for a variety of conditions.

As of January 2022, most insurances are accepted at Elim Park. Elim Park is a Medicare and Medicaid-certified facility that also accept most of the more popular plans in CT. We are in-network with most plans through Anthem, Aetna, Connecticare, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, and Care Partners of CT, and accept all supplemental policies following Medicare. We are currently out of network with United HealthCare, WellCare, and Humana. All insurance authorizations, copays and deductibles are determined by a patient’s insurance plan and not by Elim Park. To find out more about how certain insurance covers a short-term rehab facility, please contact the insurance company by the number on the card or their website.

The average length of stay for short-term post-acute stay is 1-3 weeks. Insurance plans often have guidelines about how long they will cover an inpatient stay based on a patient’s medical needs and progress. Elim Park has a dedicated team to assist with the discharge process. When coming to Elim Park for post-acute care whether a patient is recovering from an illness, accident, or surgery, they can expect to be cared for by a team of professionals whose goal is to accelerate healing & improve quality of life promoting independence. In addition to receiving rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy if needed, patients are also provided with around-the-clock medical care including provider coverage 7 days a week.

For short-term rehabilitation, patients are admitted to the facility with the ultimate goal of getting home safely and quickly. With that goal in mind, discharge planning begins on day one of the stays. Elim Park’s initial process includes reviewing physician’s orders during medication reconciliation, implementing an individualized baseline care plan, establishing goals, and identifying barriers. During the stay, our collaborative team of therapists and nursing staff will be assisting with activities of daily living while the patient is working towards their discharge goals. Prior to discharge, supportive care services such as outpatient therapy or homecare services are set up for them to continue therapy and nursing care while they’re transitioning back home.

Learn More

For further information about the quality care Elim Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center offers, average cost information or to make an appointment to visit us, please contact our Admissions Director at 203-272-3547 extension 139 or email your questions to admissions@elimpark.org today!