September 3, 2021
Often, seniors aren’t quite ready to go home after they’ve been in the hospital. When you have an illness or injury that needs extra recovery time, short-term rehabilitation is there to support you. It helps you get back home sooner.
To stay at short-term rehab, you may need a doctor’s order. But usually, you can choose the provider that fits your needs best. Get to know some of the conditions treated in short-term rehab and why Walnut Place may be the right choice for you.
You may need short-term rehab for many reasons. These facilities help people recover from major illnesses, surgeries, and injuries. Rehab provides therapies to help you regain function and strength. It also gives you access to multiple types of care providers all in one place. The ultimate goal of rehab is to get you back home.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says short-term rehab may be right for:
Not every short-term rehabilitation provider is the same. You may find one that provides more services that meet your needs than others. Be sure to compare your options on features like staff, access to care, and quality of care. Here a just a few of the features that Walnut Place offers you.
Your care team is central to your experience. At Walnut Place, you have the support of an entire team of providers—all focused on short-term rehabilitation for seniors. We have tenured staff who provide you with expertise to help you recover. As a result, our staff has a long-standing reputation in the community for their care.
Easy access to care
You may look for a short-term rehab facility that’s close by to your local hospital. This can make moving from hospital to rehab even easier. It also allows you to stay nearby to your home and loved ones. For instance, our facility is located across the street from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Highly rated quality
You want a location that offers high-quality care. That’s because proven methods and goal-driven therapies can help you recover better. Care facilities are rated on quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). You can find out more about these ratings at Medicare’s Care Compare website. Walnut Place is ranked 5-star in both “Quality Measures” and “Overall Rating” by CMS.
Multiple types of therapy
Some short-term rehab providers offer care in addition to physical therapy. If you may need a specific type of therapy, make sure your chosen provider can meet those needs. Walnut Place provides both physical therapy and occupational therapy. We also have speech therapy and lymphedema therapy services.
Ability to age in place
Many seniors benefit from a short-term rehab provider that also provides other types of care. For example, Walnut Place offers all levels of care in one place. From independent living to short-term rehab to memory care, you don’t have to move communities. We also accept Medicaid as care needs change. In the end, this ability to age in place allows for easier financial and care planning.
At Walnut Place, we have an entire floor ready to provide you with the short-term rehab care you deserve. You’ll have a dedicated team that works with you to make progress toward your goals. We help you feel confident in your ability to return to daily life.
“A 20-year veteran in long-term care shares her thoughts about the Walnut Place staff and programming. She says: "For 30+ nights, I slept in the other bed in my mother's room and experienced first-hand the care delivery. I feel I must recognize the teammates who have impressed me as clear industry standouts.”
“It was a tough decision to not take my mother to my employer at the time of admission, but I have to say I have absolutely ZERO regrets for being led to and choosing Walnut Place. It has been a very positive experience and the therapy services, especially the team that worked with my mother, were excellent.”
“They took great care of me after my surgery. Great staff! The exercise people helped me to learn how to walk again, thank you so much! ”
For middle-class seniors seeking care for themselves or a loved one, Walnut Place is the only senior living community with a 35+-year history located next to Presbyterian Hospital offering a continuum of care on site in a comfortable environment with long-tenured staff.See Location