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Comprehensive Senior Rehabilitation
Programs to Restore Independence

The comprehensive senior rehabilitative center at Walnut Place provides the expert care needed to quickly recover when short-term skilled nursing or rehab care is recommended. Whether you or a loved one are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery, our attending physicians and clinicians oversee all rehabilitation, from occupational therapy to physical therapy for seniors and more. The result? An impressive record of successful patient outcomes.

It’s easy to downplay the importance of rehabilitative services, but the value is immense. At minimum, we do quarterly screens for our residents to identify any changes that may result in a need for therapy services. With constant communication between therapists and nurses, our residents are at a lower risk for rapid decline. Acknowledging their deficits and seeking help allows residents to thrive in their current environment, maintain their independence for longer, and improve their overall quality of life.


Services and Amenities

Post-Acute Care Accommodations

At Walnut Place, we have an entire floor dedicated to comprehensive short-term rehabilitative care and includes two dining rooms, a therapy gym, and the support of nurses, therapists, and social workers—all under the direction of a physician.

We also go out of our way to provide a set schedule for residents so they can come to know and anticipate their rehabilitation. By working with the same therapists each day and at the same time, it’s much easier for residents to see the progress they are making and stay committed to therapy.

Rehabilitation Center Services and Amenities At-A-Glance

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • 24-hour nursing care and aid attendance
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Lymphedema (certified nurses)
  • Wound care

Complimentary wheelchair van transportation to the rehabilitation center at Walnut Place is provided for those who are able to leave the hospital with the ability to sit in a wheelchair.

Those staying with us for short-term rehabilitative care enjoy a private suite upon arrival. Each suite has cable television, and WiFi access so residents can keep up with their favorite sports team or news show while recovering from their illness or surgery.

Walnut Place also provides complimentary laundry services to residents in rehabilitative care.

Friends and family may visit anytime, and parking is always free!

Goal-Driven Expertise

Upon admission to our senior rehabilitation center, you can expect to receive the high-quality, expert care you need to help you recover quickly and get you back to the life you love. Our compassionate staff—from therapists to nursing team to advisory physician—is here to help until your discharge date – and even thereafter!

Our therapists bring valuable expertise to our residents, they love what they do and it shows. We have even found residents returning to rehabilitation for other issues because of the comfort and familiarity of our staff. We are proud to have several certified Lymphedema therapists and a VitalStim® certified speech therapist on our staff.

You or your loved one will receive the care you need to achieve the highest level of function and medical recovery possible to accelerate your transition from hospital to home. Transitional specialties include:

  • Medicare-certified healthcare community
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • 24/7 registered skilled nursing
  • VitalStim (Certified)

Care-Intensive Treatment

As patients recover from serious illness or surgery, close monitoring of complex chronic conditions or additional pain management may be required. In our senior rehabilitation center, you can rely on us for physician-supervised around-the-clock care to meet unique needs. Clinical capabilities include:

  • Comprehensive wound care
  • IV pain management
  • Dobhoff tube and trach care
  • LifeVest™ program support
  • Certified lymphedema therapy
  • Diabetes management
  • Trilogy

Senior Rehabilitation Planning Tips

Even though we are senior rehabilitation experts, there are still some things you should consider before your procedure or operation.

Your surgeon likely will recommend post-acute care to ease the transition from hospital to home and help you recover more quickly and effectively. At Walnut Place, we accept pre-registration for transitional care and would be happy to offer a tour of our post-acute care floor. We’ll also offer details about what to pack for your stay. Feel free to give us a call to discuss pre-registration.

We’re here to help you until your discharge date and beyond. From occupational therapt to physical therapy for seniors, our transistional care is designed with a healthy recovery as a top priority.

Friends and family may visit anytime, and parking is always free!

Specialized Senior Healthcare Programs at Walnut Place

Health & Wellness Navigation™ Program

Consider our Health & Wellness Navigation program your one-stop shop for coordinating all your care needs, both on and off site our community.

Available at no cost to you, our Health & Wellness Navigation program helps you and your loved one navigate the healthcare system across all levels of care. Whether you are just beginning to think about your future, already a resident of our independent or assisted living community, or you are here for rehabilitation after a hospital stay, our trained wellness navigation team partners with you to anticipate your needs. They will connect you to the appropriate resources both inside and outside of our community. From day-to-day nutrition, fitness and life-enriching activities, we serve as your advocate, coordinating services and information based on your individual needs to ensure peace of mind and confidence for you and your family.


The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates an organization’s commitment to elder care excellence. As a participant in this program, Walnut Place is able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families and staff.

“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.”

-Adult Child/Long-Term Care Industry Professional

“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.”

-Therapy Staff

“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! ”


A Senior Living Community Fit For You

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.

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5155 Glen Lakes Dr.

Dallas, TX 75231

P: (214) 361-8923

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