Senior Rehabilitation in Essex, CT
The Right Help to Return to the Life You Love
After an illness, injury or hospital stay, you look for the best senior rehabilitation in Essex, CT, to help you surmount any lingering challenges. At the award-winning health center at Essex Meadows, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists who will create a specialized care plan for your individual needs. Throughout your treatment, your team will follow up to check your progress and address any concerns.
Rehabilitation services at our health center are available to the seniors in the general public as well as residents of Essex Meadows. There is no entrance fee at this level of senior care, and we accept private payment, traditional Medicare, and some Managed Care Medicare plans.
- State-of-the-art therapy suite
- Personalized care planning with regular assessment sessions
- Specialized therapeutic dietary program
- Medication management and monitoring
- On-site physician and specialized nursing services
- Compassionate end-of-life care if necessary
- Fine dining with chef-prepared meals enjoyed in our dining room or in a resident’s room
- Quiet sitting areas, including a hearth room with a fireplace
- Garden patio
- Laundry and housekeeping services
- Cable TV
- Phone service
The Ultimate Goal
No matter your challenges, we want to help you get back to your highest degree of independence.
We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Physical therapy helps you regain your strength, balance and mobility.
Occupational therapy is aimed at improving your ability to perform everyday tasks.
Speech therapy enhances your communication, eating and/or swallowing skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is occupational therapy the same as physical therapy?
They are similar in that each helps restore strength and mobility. However, occupational therapy improves a senior’s everyday life by elevating their ability to perform daily tasks, modifying the physical environment, and using adaptive techniques and equipment to increase independence.
What can someone expect from speech therapy?
Our skilled speech and language pathologists address swallowing dysfunction and communication challenges. They design treatment plans for each individual to help with language ability, provide alternate communication techniques, and recommend diet adjustments.
How often will a senior receive therapy services?
Each person receives an individualized treatment plan, based on medical certification by their doctor. Their individual plan addresses their current condition and specific rehabilitation needs. We will provide the most appropriate services as often as the senior’s therapy team recommends.
Who will be involved in providing care?
A team that includes a doctor, nurse, therapists, dietitian and social worker will provide care, guide the rehabilitation process, and work in partnership with the senior and their family members.
Is it necessary to be an Essex Meadows resident?
No. While we are committed to our lifecare residents in independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing, and they are our first priority, senior rehabilitation in Essex, CT, is open to local community individuals through direct admission to the Essex Meadows health center. We are Medicare-certified, accept most major insurance providers, and will guide each senior and their family through the administrative process.
What happens when someone is ready to return home?
Prior to discharge, the rehabilitation team will develop a plan that determines any equipment needs and in-home services that may be required. If a senior needs additional therapy, they may also visit the rehabilitation area on campus to continue outpatient therapy services.