Short-Term Rehabilitation

Short-Term Rehabilitation

The Grimes Center is particularly convenient for patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery, or other procedures at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. However, we warmly welcome patients from any acute care hospital, other healthcare facility, or from home.

Those admitted directly from the Hospital of Saint Raphael benefit from a coordinated hospital discharge and rehabilitation admissions process. This allows for individual attention regarding special needs, equipment, medication and insurance. We pride ourselves on one-on-one physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions, available seven days per week as needed. Our dedicated area for short-term rehabilitation patients provides an added level of comfort.

The Grimes Center is an ideal setting for patients with the following conditions:

  • Orthopedic and joint replacement recovery
  • Cardiac, stroke and neurological conditions
  • Clinically complex medical issues
  • Amputation care and equipment
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Intravenous services

An individualized care plan is designed by our inter-departmental team of professionals for every patient, upon admission.

To arrange a tour:
Please call us at (203) 867-8300 for information about admission. Or send e-mail to
[email protected].

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy
Our licensed physical and occupational therapists work with each patient individually in a modern state-of-the-art gym dedicated for short-term rehabilitation. Therapy is available seven days a week. Our therapists, with input from the full healthcare team, tailor customized programs specific to each patient’s needs and rate of progress. One-on-one sessions provide both the time and structure to work and learn at a pace that is challenging, but never too aggressive. This helps to regain physical strength and mental confidence necessary to safely restore independence and return home.

Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
Total hip and knee replacement procedures have become very common. Ask anyone who has been through it and they’ll tell you the surgery is the easy part; the rehabilitation can test both your physical and emotional stamina. Our therapists help patients regain strength, range of motion, balance and coordination. Our clinical and nursing staff tends to surgical wounds, pain management, nutrition and overall health and well-being.

Amenities, Services and Comfort
Our multimillion-dollar renovation, completed in 2005, has created a unique facility for short-term rehabilitation geared toward patients who have experienced elective surgery, an injury or major illness.

  • Modern thrapy gym
  • Dedicated area for short-term rehabilitation patients
  • Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, a geriatrician, dietician, discharge planner, all working together to tailor an individualized treatment plan
  • Hairdresser on premises
  • Recreational activities
  • Wii therapy 
  • Pet therapy
  • WiFi Internet access 
  • Lounge on every floor for relaxed visits with family and friends
  • Modern dining room
  • Chapel for private reflection
  • Pastoral care if desired
  • Private visitor parking lot
  • Secure drop-off area at lobby

Going Home
Our case managers work with each family to develop a discharge plan that will make the transition from rehab to home as smooth as possible. Our staff will review your discharge instructions and prescriptions.

Saint Raphael’s has an on-site retail pharmacy that provides prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at competitive prices.  Many patients (and their families) find it convenient to get prescriptions filled before leaving the facility. 

Our new Concierge Program fills patients’ prescriptions and delivers them right to the bedside before discharge. For information on the Concierge Pharmacy Service, call 203-789-4076. If you’d like to use this service, please be sure to bring your insurance prescription identification card with you.  If you’d like to pick up your prescription the pharmacy is located on the first floor of the main Hospital of Saint Raphael adjacent to the cafeteria.

Our therapy team, which may include physical therapists and occupatinal therapists, depending the on the patient’s needs, can assess a patient’s home environment in order to determine the next-phase outpatient therapy plan. We can arrange for home services and special equipment to make life easier on a temporary or permanent basis.


Page last updated on Jan. 13, 2010