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Short-Term Rehab


Bridging the gap between hospital and home

When you are discharged from the hospital following surgery, illness or an accident, you may need additional nursing care to recover fully. Or perhaps you have already returned home and realize you need therapy services in a structured environment to regain your strength and independence.

Whether as a result of a trauma, surgery, stroke, disease, or chronic condition, when mobility, function or cognitive abilities are impaired, rehabilitation is often the pathway to recovery, renewed independence, and quality of life. Depending on your situation, your rehabilitation stay can range from a few days to a few months post-hospitalization.

Individualized attention

At CathedralCare, we have a team of experienced master clinicians and certified professionals licensed in physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy. We’re here to help restore your health, and have the capability of providing physical, occupational and speech therapies as often as your physician recommends it – up to six days a week.

In collaboration with Aegis Therapies, we will customize a plan of care for you using various rehabilitation programs, based on your individual needs. Your plan will address medical, physical, social and/or psychological issues that may need attention as part of your recovery.

By continuously measuring and tracking your progress and outcomes, we can adjust and adapt the therapies we utilize, so that you can maximize your abilities.

Our advanced therapeutic modalities address a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and other disabilities, diseases and conditions.

We measure your progress and adjust your therapy on an ongoing basis so that you can continue to improve. Our goal is to improve your quality of life, by helping you achieve your highest functional potential and safely return home or to the next stage of your care.


A central component of your rehabilitation is education. At CathedralCare we believe it is crucial for you to understand your condition and how to manage your care after you leave us.

We alert you to precautions for certain conditions. For example, we might recommend that you not cross your legs while sitting if you are recovering from a hip fracture or replacement.

Our therapists and other staff members will communicate with you about your condition throughout your stay, and are available to answer any questions you may have.

As part of your discharge planning, we also train you and your caregivers so that they can assist you with how to function at home and safely perform your activities of daily living. This instruction will cover matters such as:

  • Dressing, grooming and personal hygiene
  • Orthotics and prefab splints
  • Positioning
  • Proper use of assistive devices
    • Wheelchair
    • Walker
    • Cane
    • Hemi walker
    • 3 in 1 commode
  • Ramps, grab bar recommendations
  • Utilization of showers/tubs


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If you find yourself in need of cardiac rehabilitation care as a result of a heart attack, heart surgery, congestive heart failure, COPD, or hypertension, our skilled therapists can help. They will tailor a cardiopulmonary protocol to fit your needs and aid in your recovery.

During your stay at CathedralCare, we will work with you to restore your health. The focus of your cardiac therapy sessions may range from standing and walking, to oxygen safety or balance issues.

Therapy sessions can vary in length, up to a maximum of 75 minutes, depending on your capabilities. We monitor your heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure during the session to determine your activity tolerance. The number, frequency and length of your various types of sessions will depend on your specific health needs and your ability to tolerate activity.


When the road to recovery calls for intravenous therapy, our experienced staff can ensure it’s done correctly and with compassion.

From maintaining the right fluid balance, to monitoring drug effectiveness, to treating infection and relieving pain, our highly trained IV therapists and dedicated nurses work closely with our resident’s personal physicians to maximize comfort and speed recovery.


The key to recovery is restoring and enhancing your daily living abilities. Helping you care for yourself again is the goal of our occupational therapists.

If you’ve lost daily living abilities, we’ll help you restore them. You’ll get assistance with learning to care for yourself again, from dressing, bathing and eating, to oral care, personal hygiene, and toileting.

To promote your return to independence, you can also develop cooking and homemaking skills in the familiar home-like setting of CathedralCare’s fully-equipped kitchen.


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A variety of situations such as surgery for back, hip, knee, shoulder injuries, joint replacement or neuro-muscular diseases can create the need for orthopedic rehabilitation.

To assist you in building your strength and enhancing mobility, your therapy sessions may include:

  • Transfer training, if not weight bearing
  • Muscle re-education
  • Strengthening of other muscles
  • Pain management

We utilize multiple treatment methods to achieve the desired result based on your condition. For instance, to increase blood supply to an area we may use thermal ultrasound. To break down adhesions, we may use non-thermal methods.


To help you return to your previous level of function, our therapists will work with you in your room or in our spacious 3,300 square foot gym and therapy area.

We are proud to provide a full range of Nautilus® equipment, supplemented by stability balls, weights, stairs, and standing frame, to give you the optimal rehabilitation experience.

Our goal is to help you:

  • Restore mobility, balance, gait and confidence
  • Improve circulation and flexibility
  • Reduce pain
  • Prevent further falls, injury, or illness

Our programs feature the latest therapies to treat falls and balance issues, and a “freedom through functionality” program tailored to seniors.

We are committed to providing you with customized therapeutic services so you can achieve and maintain the highest level of independence while improving your quality of life.


If you have lung disease, chronic respiratory problems, or a tracheotomy, we collaborate with respiratory therapy professionals to design a program to help you recover and better cope with your condition.

Since breathing problems are often accompanied by a great deal of stress and apprehension, individualized physical and occupational therapies may be supplemented by breathing control techniques designed to promote relaxation and alleviate fear.

The program may also include oxygen therapy, dietary counseling, and education in specific disease management and self-care issues.


Any voice or speech difficulties you have will be assessed and treated by speech pathologists. Our therapists also address and care for any swallowing problems you might experience, and help you eat different food textures and consistencies to ensure healthy nutrition and avoid weight loss.

As part of the evaluation process, our speech and occupational therapists will assess your cognitive level and if needed, tailor the rehabilitation session and environment as appropriate, to help ensure a positive experience.


We offer comprehensive therapy to address deficiencies resulting from neurological-related issues including:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spine Disorders and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Stenosis

Your ability to swallow or communicate may be impacted due to muscle weakness in your throat and/or injury to the brain.

Your ability to move parts of your body may be impaired, leaving you with balance problems, mobility issues, or limitations on your ability to care for yourself as you previously did.

We will utilize different types of therapies to address your needs and help you reach your highest level of functioning. Sessions might include:

  • Prescribed motor exercises to strengthen your muscles
  • Training other muscles to compensate and assist with balance issues
  • Electric stimulation of the throat muscles to help with swallowing difficulties
  • Speech therapy to improve your ability to communicate and make your needs known
  • Sensory boards to restore your brain’s ability to interpret your senses