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Rehab Fact Sheet


Rehab for Seniors in Harrisburg & Beyond

Messiah Lifeways Rehab provides consistent, high-quality outcomes for adults 55 and better living in the greater Harrisburg area on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our Central PA rehab services offer healing and hope by promoting each individual’s maximum level of function and independence. 

Our interdisciplinary team of caring and experienced therapists create individualized treatment plans based on the each person’s abilities and goals for recovery. They treat persons with kindness and respect while promoting maximum health and restoration. Many of the rehabilitation services are covered by most major medical insurance carriers, including Medicare.

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Short-term Rehab for Seniors

Whether you are in need of physical, speech, or occupational therapy, Messiah Lifeways Rehab will get you back to functioning at the highest level possible. Based upon physician referral, our rehabilitative therapy staff works with you to meet your specific goals for a variety of injuries and illnesses, including stroke, hip and knee replacements, degenerative neurological disorders, and other impairments. Short-term rehab is available in the Wagner Transitional Neighborhood on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village.

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Common problems that benefit from rehabilitative services include:

  • Balance and coordination impairments
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty with the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Impaired ability to transfer or ambulate
  • Cognitive/perceptual or speech/language problems
  • Physical impairments
  • Weakness or limited motion in limbs
  • Memory impairment
  • Speech intelligibility
  • Functional limitations following surgical procedures such as joint replacements
  • Difficulty working or functioning in the community due to physical impairment

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Frequently Asked Questions

Must I be a resident of Messiah Village to use Messiah Lifeways Rehab?


No. Community members from all over the Capital Region in need of rehabilitation after hospitalization can come to Messiah Lifeways Rehab.


If I am admitted to Messiah Lifeways Rehab, where will I stay?


Rehab candidates are generally admitted to the Wagner Transitional Care neighborhood, designed specifically for those needing physical, occupational, or speech therapies and nursing care services. Wagner is self-contained and is separate from long-term nursing.


What type of rehabilitation is provided?


Often referred to as sub-acute rehab, Wagner offers nearly three hours of physical, occupational, and speech therapy per day as prescribed by a physician and as tolerated. Rehabilitation specialties include orthopedic, stroke/cardiac, and degenerative neurological disorders and impairments.


Will Medicare or other health insurance cover my stay in rehab?


In most cases, Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, and other supplemental health insurance plans will cover some or all of the rehab stay, pending pre-approval by some insurance plans, as well as qualifying factors such as a hospitalization and physician's orders.


Once I’ve completed rehab, what comes next? 


An interdisciplinary team including the doctor, nurse, therapist, social worker, and you formulate a discharge plan that may include a home safety evaluation, recommendations and referrals for in-home services and durable medical equipment, scheduling of follow-up appointments, and possibly follow-up in-home or outpatient therapy. Messiah Lifeways Rehab is committed to getting you back on the road to recovery so you can get back home.


Is there an entrance or admission fee to be admitted to Messiah Lifeways Rehab? 


No. Rehab candidates being admitted with health insurance coverage pay no fees. An application is required to be considered for admission and, based on someone’s need, we may require a financial disclosure on the application.


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