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Short-Term Rehabilitation

Legs with weightsShort-term stays. Long-term results.

"Short-term rehab at Wesley Acres helped me go from 'Why did I do this (surgery)?' to 'I'm ready to go finish this rehab at home!'" - Robert Wilson 

Our patients come from all walks of life and have diverse rehabilitation needs. It might be an active senior recovering from a knee replacement who is anxious to return to the golf course; or someone seeking restorative speech therapy after suffering a stroke; or it could be someone that was injured in a car accident who is striving to regain mobility and needs help with wound care.

Our results tell the story. Whether you are recovering from surgery, illness or an injury after a hospital stay, short-term rehabilitation services at one of WesleyLife's health centers will help you make marked improvements in the ways doctors measure a good recovery. You'll receive the rehabilitation services you need. 

  • Physical therapy rehabilitation services restore function for individuals who have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction. Therapeutic treatment may include training in mobility, stability, posture and positioning; exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance; joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion; wound care; and pain management.
  • Occupational therapy rehabilitation services help individuals adapt to their social and physical environment. Therapists enhance patient functionality through education and training in dressing, bathing, eating and grooming; activities for memory care; how to use adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities; strengthening and coordination exercises; and exercises to maintain normal joint movement. 
  • Learning to swallowSpeech and language therapy rehabilitation services that address communication issues and swallowing dysfunction. Therapy plans are designed to address individual needs such as: recovery of speech, language and memory skills; verbal and nonverbal communication, including services for the hearing impaired; oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing; and appropriate diet recommendations. 

Short-term rehabilitation services are available at our health centers at Edgewater in Des Moines, The Village in Indianola, Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Heritage House in Atlantic, Halcyon House in Washington, Hearthstone in Pella, and Park Centre in Newton. Click on any of these links for admission assistance or to schedule a tour in advance of a planned surgery.  

Working with your physician, our team will focus on getting you stronger so you can go home faster, stay out of the hospital and get back to your usual living arrangements as quickly as possible.

"I was a patient at Edgewater after a knee replacement. I have suggested Edgewater to several people since. The staff is welcoming and more than helpful. One will feel safe and cared for instantly. Physical therapy is difficult after a knee replacement, and the professional therapists take it seriously with one major get you on your feet and ready for home. Edgewater will be a positive experience for any patient."
Lyn O.
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