Rehabitation Programs

Sub-Acute Transitional Care Program


Rehabilitation is very important for many individuals. These individuals come from an acute care hospital and are admitted once they are stabilized. Sub-acute therapy is well suited for those who may not be ready to participate in a full day of intensive therapy, perhaps because they are not yet weight bearing. This type of patient may have a high level of functioning, but require training to master certain tasks like stair climbing, before returning home.

Generally, those patients who require a short term stay at Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center are medically stable and motivated to participate to achieve rehabilitative goals within a short time. Patients receive an evaluation to customize a treatment program to meet their needs and goals. Most individuals receive a combination program of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallowing therapy and skilled nursing care. Recreation therapy professionals incorporate a wide selection of leisure activities into the treatment plan. The treatment team is committed to restoring maximum functioning in the shortest period of time. Treatment goals may include:

  • Walking
  • Climbing stairs independently
  • Managing daily routines, such as bathing and dressing
  • Transfer techniques, such as getting in and out of bed, chair or car
  • Regaining strength and endurance

Once patients are ready to resume their busy lives again, social service professionals meet with all involved in their life to make a smooth transition to home. They may arrange to come back for out-patient therapy upon discharge, or after homecare has completed their training in the home.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program


After an illness, injury or surgery, orthopedic rehabilitation can be a challenging process, both physically and emotionally. At Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center, we are there at your side to provide professional guidance, support, and expert care as you rebuild the strength to return to your home, your community, and the life you love. We work as a team to provide the utmost care and recovery for the you or your loved one.

At Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center, you will find a professional, motivating, interdisciplinary team to provide superior orthopedic care.  Whether you have a fracture, joint replacement, or orthopedic trauma,   we provide a comprehensive range of services, to restore maximum function and independence.  You follow the plan set forth and you will attain your goal.  Our team works with you and your loved ones to coordinate post-discharge support to ensure that you continue to reach your goals in the weeks and months to come.
For more information:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons ( AAOS)

CEMM Orthopedic Injury and Prevention

Cardiac Management Program


The American Heart Association states, “cardiac rehabilitation saves lives.”

Living with heart disease and managing heart disease is a learning experience. At Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center, you will experience everything you will need to live a full life. After a myocardial infarction or heart attack one of the best things you can do is get involved in cardiac rehabilitation.  With the interdisciplinary staff at Whitney Rehab, you will be cared for by the best doctors, nurses, therapists, and dieticians.

Following an evaluation, the staff will devise a personalized program to get you to your optimal health, so you can return to your normal way life and enjoy many more years of productive activity. You will receive the education, and physical lifestyle changes you will need to lead a full life. We will help you change your lifestyle habits. You will have the tools after your short stay at Whitney Rehab to exercise, eat right, and take charge of your own life.

For more information:
American Heart Association

Stroke Rehabilitation Program


In the United States more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. The goal that we strive for at Whitney Rehab is for the individual to become as independent as possible and to attain the best quality of life. Even though our team cannot reverse the effects of the stroke, like brain damage, rehabilitation can substantially help people achieve the best possible long-term outcome.

Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For example, skills like coordinating leg movements in order to walk, or the simple task of feeding yourself, can be taught again. Some patients may need to learn how to bathe and dress using one hand, or to communicate again effectively when their ability has been compromised.

Rehabilitation therapists and nurses help patients to perform progressively more complex and demanding tasks.
Often stroke patients will experience dysphagia (problems with swallowing) after their stroke. Whitney Rehab has an in-house speech pathologist that tests the ability for swallowing and assists the patient with understanding language and speech impairment (aphasia).

The rehabilitation program designed for the stroke patient can be quite complex, due to the numerous disabling effects of the stroke. We have a team of professionals involved, which might include:

  • Physical Therapists (PT)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Speech Pathologists (SLP)
  • Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Social Workers

Rehabilitation should begin as soon as a stroke patient is stable, sometimes within 24 to 48 hours after the stroke. The first stage is often started at the acute-care hospital, then when the patient is medically stable, admitted to Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center. For some patients rehabilitation will be on on-going process to maintain and refine skills. Whitney Rehab’s program for out-patient physical therapy is perfect for the stroke survivor to keep involved in working with our specialists. We offer complimentary transportation in the Whitney Rehab van.

For more information:

National Stroke Association
Tel: 303-649-9299

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Tel: 800-638-8255

National Aphasia Association
Tel: 212-267-2814