elderly woman exercising on a stationary bike

Hamilton Continuing Care Center offers a separate Short-Term Rehabilitation Unit for patients who need additional support and recovery following a hospital stay. We begin planning for discharge on the day the patient arrives. The Rehabilitation professionals are members of the interdisciplinary team that work together with admissions, nursing, social services, dietary, activities and all medical departments to improve the functional independence, safety and quality of life of our patients.

The goal of the Rehabilitation Department is to assist residents in achieving their maximum levels of function, self care and mobility through exercise, training and caregiver education.

Rehabilitation Services
Physiatrist Services

Rehabilitation Services

caregiver and elderly woman doing rehabOur Rehabilitation Services address diverse conditions resulting from debilitating illnesses and injuries that may be a result of:

  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Orthopedic injuries and fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Cancer-related conditions
  • Amputations
  • Trauma resulting from accident or illness
  • Muscular/skeletal problems
  • Functional decline secondary to other illnesses

Rehabilitation Team consists of three distinct therapy disciplines:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Each discipline focuses on a different aspect of the rehabilitation process and provides exercises and specific modalities to assist patients in achieving their rehab goals.

Areas addressed by Physical Therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Strength Training
  • Range of Motion
  • Ambulation
  • Balance Issues
  • Falls Prevention
  • Transfers, Training and Bed Mobility
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiac & Respiratory Insufficiency

Areas addressed by Occupational Therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Muscle Strength
  • Muscle Tone
  • Contracture Management
  • Hand Therapy, Gross and Fine Motor Coordination
  • Visual/Perceptual Difficulties
  • Wheelchair Management
  • Positioning
  • Cognition
  • Activities of Daily Living (Feeding, Grooming, Toileting, Bathing, Dressing, and Home Management)

Areas addressed by Speech Therapy include but not limited to:

  • Language Disorder (Aphasia)
  • Speech Disorder
  • Voice Disorder
  • Weight Loss/Difficulty Swallowing
  • Diet Consistency /Textures
  • Cognitive/Memory Loss
  • Hearing

Physiatrist Services

Along with our highly trained Medical Care Staff, Hamilton Continuing Care Center  offers the unique services of an onsite Physiatrist (a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine).  All therapies are under the supervision of the Physiatrist and patients are monitored weekly. The Physiatrist participates in the care planning and discharge planning process of each rehabilitation patient.

Outpatient rehabilitation services are also available to offer a continuum of care to all our patients and the community. Hamilton Continuing Care Center provides comprehensive outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services to patients with various needs.  Our therapists ensure that each patient achieves his optimum level of functions, while still maintaining a “tender touch” in customer service and patient care.

Hamilton Continuing Care Center offers:

  • A comfortable, friendly environment
  • Early morning and evening appointments
  • Ongoing communication with physicians and insurance companies
  • In network with most insurance companies
  • State of the art exercise equipment
  • Male and female therapists

For each patient in need of outpatient physical, occupational therapy or speech pathology services, a written plan of care will be established and periodically reviewed by a physician or by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech pathologist respectively.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Our highly skilled therapists treat adults with a wide array of diagnoses.

  • Back and neck dysfunction
  • Joint replacements
  • Orthopedic injuries and fractures
  • Stoke related disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain syndromes

Outpatient Speech Therapy

Hamilton Continuing Care Center offers speech and language services to patients with a variety of speech related disorders.

  • Oral motor weakness
  • Dysphasia
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Vital stimulation

Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Our certified Occupational Therapists are trained to treat many specialty areas.

  • Training for Activities of Daily Living 
  • Upper extremity fracture and dysfunction
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at Hamilton Continuing Care Center.