It’s Not Just What, It’s Where: What You Should Know About Short-Term Rehab

Whether you or your loved one are facing surgery or recovering from a serious illness, short-term rehab may on the list. But with so many options, what do you do first?

The big difference: The Nathaniel Witherell

Located on 22-magnificent acres in Greenwich near the Westchester County border, The Nathaniel Witherell provides world-class short-term rehab, therapeutic, and skilled nursing care as well as caregiver support – all in a wonderful setting.

  1. Start planning now.

The body has an amazing ability to bounce back, but for optimal healing and function, you need put yourself in the hands of the professionals. If you’ve sustained an injury and/or joint replacement is in your future, or if you or a family member have cardiac-pulmonary issues, plan on short-term rehabilitation. The right care center will give you the expert therapeutic services and medical care in a non-hospital setting, so you can rebound more quickly.

  1. Do your research.

In the Westchester-Fairfield county region, there are many good choices. However, some care centers are better equipped to handle your recovery than others. As you make your list, ask yourself: Is the care center close to home? Is it certified? Has it received high rankings? Does it have state-of-the-art equipment? While professional expertise and outstanding care are top of the list, location is an important consideration. You want to be close to your medical team and family members as well.

  1. Pay a Visit

When making a decision, beware the ‘Chandelier Effect’. In other words, look beyond a glitzy foyer and ask to see the rehabilitation rooms, equipment, dining facilities, suites. And by all means, check the exterior and garden spaces. You want outstanding care, but paired with a good experience. Does the care center offer comprehensive care? Specialty services? Post-discharge support? Is it clean? Is there easy access to parking?

At the Nathaniel Witherell, short-term rehab candidates of any age are prioritized for admission and may be accommodated within hours. The Admissions staff is available six days a week to help expedite the admissions process. Call 203-618-4232 or visit



Orthopedic: Surgical aftercare for hip, knee, shoulder, and joints

General Medical: Care for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), cancer recovery, arthritis, sepsis management, IV therapy, and other deconditioning illnesses

Cardiac/Pulmonary: Recuperation after heart surgery, heart attack (MI), congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Neurological: Rehabilitation after back surgery, spinal cord injury, stroke (CVA), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Outpatient Rehabilitation: Physical, occupational and speech therapy available on an outpatient basis

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