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Short Term Rehab

Ledgewood Rehabilitation is a short term rehabilitation unit within Branford Hills Health Care Center. Ledgewood is a separate and dedicated unit designed for those individuals who no longer require acute hospital care but are unable to return home without additional care and services.

Ledgewood provides the necessary rehab and medical programs to help patients reach their maximum potential and return home to their families and communities. We also have an extensive outpatient physical and occupational therapy department to complete the continuum of care for our patients. In order to provide the highest quality of care, our focus has always been on the individual patient. Our compassionate and professional staff uses an interdisciplinary team approach to assess, develop, implement, and review each patient in an effort to reach their maximum potential.

Our clinical programs are designed for those patients with medical complications that inhibit their recuperation. Our nursing staff is trained and experienced to treat patients who have complex medical conditions or require special interventions.

We also address the needs of those residents who require rehabilitation services and programs resulting from Post Surgical Conditions, Cardiac Recovery, Orthopedic Recovery, and Stroke Neurological Rehabilitation.

Our in-house staff of therapists design individual therapy programs that focus on each patient’s functional ability and rehab needs. We emphasize and promote the outcomes you desire by teaching strengthening, independence and activities of daily living.

Features of Our Short Term Rehabilitation Unit

Daily admissions Physical occupational and speech therapy staff Telephone and Cable TV
Individualized Care Plans Laundry services Family Teaching & Counseling
IV Therapy Interdisciplinary team approach Housekeeping Services
Pain Management Programs Home Safety Evaluations We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance

Physical Therapy

At Branford Hills Health Care Center, we offer a full range of therapy services dedicated to helping you regain the strength and function you need to resume and even improve your daily routines and leisure pursuits. We do this through the efforts of skilled and compassionate professionals with long experience in their respective fields.

Physical therapy focuses on regaining function that has been lost due to injury and/or impairment of bones, muscles, joints or nerve damage. Common problems we treat include pain, balance, walking difficulties, strength, endurance issues, and postural control. Our specialized therapeutic modalities program uses ultrasound, electrical stimulation and diathermy to relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and decrease muscle spasms.

Orthopedic injuries Low back and neck strain Neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease and stroke
Modalities Program: Electrical Stimulation, Diathermy, Ultrasound. Sports injuries including tendonitis, sprains and strains
Rotator Cuff injuries
Post-operative conditions (such as hip or knee replacements)
Arthritic conditions Sciatica

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is for individuals of all ages whose lives have been impacted by illness/injury and who need support to participate in everyday life activities. These conditions require specialized assistance in learning skills to enable the individual to lead an independent, productive and satisfying life. Upon referral from a physician, patients will receive an evaluation and a personalized treatment plan designed to meet his or her rehabilitative needs.


Promoting independence in essential life skills related to self-care and home management Rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity Recommending, fabricating and/or monitoring of upper extremity orthotics and adaptive devices
Providing cognitive and perceptual retraining Home Safety evaluations Modalities Program: Electrical Stimulation, Diathermy, Ultrasound.

Speech Therapy

Complete evaluation of communication impairment in the following areas

Neurologically-based disorders of communication due to stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury
Impaired communication due to oral or laryngeal cancer
Dysphagia – evaluation and treatment
Verbal and non verbal communication techniques

Cognitive and memory retention programs


Branford Hills Health Care Center is a community of caring. To provide care that will assist its residents to achieve an optimal level of functioning, independence and quality of life with out interference from pain. Our community will promote self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence in an environment that embraces a goal of independence with a respect for dignity and individuality of the population served.

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Phone: 203-481-6221

Fax: 203-483-1893

Branford Hills Health Care Center
189 Alps Road
Branford, CT 06405

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