To best meet the complex needs of our patients, Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital offers highly focused programs of care that incorporate the most effective therapies, technologies and research to advance individual recovery.
In fact, studies show that an early start to rehabilitation can make all the difference in a person’s recovery. As an acute rehabilitation hospital, we initiate a highly integrated approach to care as soon as the patient is medically ready. We coordinate all the necessary details with the referring physician, case manager and insurance provider to ensure a smooth transition to our hospital.
In a dynamic and supportive rehabilitation environment, patients receive a highly integrated program of care that is tailored to their individual medical, physical, cognitive and emotional needs. Our specialized approach to rehabilitation includes:
Patients at Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital benefit from around the clock nursing care and a minimum of three (3) hours of therapy Monday through Friday, and on weekends as appropriate. Our rehabilitation team balances hands-on care with high-tech treatment – including advanced modalities such as Locomotor Training and Functional Electrical Stimulation – to effectively address individual challenges. Progress is carefully monitored and treatment is modified accordingly.
Individuals who choose Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital for their care and treatment will work hard to achieve their rehabilitation goals. As a result, they generally have greater improvement during their stay and a higher level of functional independence upon discharge when compared to national benchmarks that measure mobility, cognitive abilities and other activities of daily living.