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Our rehabilitation team focuses on short term intensive physical and medical services, provided typically after hospitalization or surgery. We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy seven days a week.  Our services include a customized therapy treatment plan for the short term resident after hospitalization or surgery.  The goal is to restore or achieve optimal movement and potential through intensive therapy.  We set and work toward goals for the successful and safe return of the resident to the community.

Our philosophy is to restore each resident as quickly as possible to his or her highest level of functioning and independence.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy licensed professionals use therapeutic exercises, functional, and walking training, to assist our residents to reach their highest level of physical independence.

  • Orthopedics post-op
  • Pain management
  • Post-surgical amputations

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy licensed professionals help residents develop compensatory techniques that allow them to achieve success in independent self-care, work, and daily activities.

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) retraining
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Home assessment and training
  • Postural control

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy certified and licensed professionals in health care, trained in the diagnosis and therapeutic techniques to improve speech reception, difficulty swallowing and other oral problems.

  • Cognitive retraining
  • Expressive language
  • Speech and swallowing skills training

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapy is a full program of nutrition, exercise and education. Therapy directs their focus to strength training, endurance training, and energy conservation training. The program is individualized for each resident based on the physician requests and abilities of the resident. The Cardiac Specialty Program focuses on improving the health and quality of life for residents with any heart condition and vascular disease.

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) rehabilitation is the process of restoring functional abilities degraded by a serious cardiovascular event or by a surgical procedure to preempt such an event.  At Gilman Healthcare Center, our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program generally comprises of disease-related educational components, supervised prescriptive physical exercise, diet counseling and modification, cessation of tobacco use, psycho-educational interventions aimed at adjustment and coping, and relaxation and stress management to lower non-exertion-related sympathetic drive.

Respite Care

Come try out living with the best that Gilman Healthcare Center has to offer and let your loved ones know you are under excellent care. This is an opportunity to give the family care giver a reprieve and still provide you with the care you deserve. A respite stay is also a great way to get to know what Gilman provides.

Hospice Services

Hospice care is meant to provide an intensive level of care, typically on a short term basis, that cannot be managed in other settings.  The program covers pain management, along with emotional and spiritual support, to patients during critical stages of their illness or disease. The focus is on care and not cure. In addition to high quality 24 hour nursing care, a resident will received professional care management by a dedicated team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants and chaplains.

Wound Care

Wound Care is performed by trained staff that change dressings and educate residents and families on proper treatment.  In addition to assessing wounds, staff review lab values, hydration, nutrition, activity level and positioning.  Wound care nurses work closely with wound care physicians regarding timely changes in treatment to best meet the individual resident’s needs.  They evaluate residents with a variety of conditions including pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, ostomies, and rashes.  Treatments encompass dressing changes but may also include wound vac therapy and special pressure relieving mattresses or cushions.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and requires special care.  The wound care nurse takes a holistic approach to not only treat an existing wound, but to prevent skin issues moving forward. This prevention is key to maintaining healthy skin.  Wound care management involves an interdisciplinary team which meets regularly to discuss and implement a team approach to the resident’s wound care.

IV Services

Our nurses are certified in IV therapy and are fully trained in administering medications intravenously.  IV (intravenous) services ensure that through various care methods such as porta-catheters, Hickman catheters, PICC and mid-line catheters, we are able to administer the necessary care for our residents.

Outpatient Therapy

The goal of the Outpatient Therapy Program is to give members of the community the option to live at home but still have access to the Gilman Healthcare Center’s trained therapy staff and modern Therapy Gym.  The Center also offers free shuttle transportation to those who participate in its Outpatient Program.

Meals on Wheels

The Gilman Healthcare Center offers a Meals on Wheels Program to our local community. Any member of the surrounding area can have a hot meal delivered to their door for a small fee. The program, which is offered 5 days a week, seeks to ensure that everyone has a great hot meal at a good price available to them.


As the Developmentally Disabled (DD) and those with an Intellectual Disability (ID) population age, there are times that they will require skilled care and rehabilitation therapy.  Gilman Healthcare Center’s Crossroads Program offers the DD and ID population an individualized care program for those who need short-term rehabilitation therapy.  Crossroads offers residents the quality and excellence in physical, occupational and speech therapy in a nursing environment along with meeting the unique needs of the DD and ID resident.

The Crossroads Program is designed to ensure the short term resident returns home to their prior residence.  While a resident of Gilman Healthcare Center’s Crossroads Program, residents can expect the continuation of life skill training they may receive as part of the overall supportive environment.  Crossroads helps bridge the gap between aging and developmental disabilities.

In respect for our residents, we wish to follow Rosa’s Law.  Rosa’s Law, S.2781 became federal law on October 5, 2010, removing the term “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from federal documents and replacing them with “individual with an intellectual disability” and “intellectual disability.”