Ledgewood is state-of-the-art 123-bed, Medicare-certified, Joint Commission-accredited, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. In addition to physical, occupational and speech therapy, Ledgewood offers specialized rehabilitation programs in areas such as Cardiology and Pulmonology.
Ledgewood is a 123-bed facility providing advanced, patient centered, physician-directed inpatient rehabilitation services and nursing care. The unique hospital campus location provides for a smooth transition from the hospital as well as immediate access to emergency and acute care services and physicians, when necessary. At Ledgewood, continuous performance improvement is driven by patient and family satisfaction and clinical outcomes.
Ledgewood is accredited by the Joint Commission and is affiliated with Lahey Health, Beverly Hospital and Kindred Healthcare, providing unparalleled access to resources in both acute care and rehabilitation therapy. As a member of Lahey Health’s integrated healthcare continuum, patients at Ledgewood benefit from the continuity of care achieved through regular communication with your physician as well as other medical services.
At Ledgewood, every patient’s care is coordinated by a team of clinical specialists including a physician, nurse practitioner, primary care nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, social worker, and dietician. While the clinical staff coordinate the day to day care, the patient and family are truly the core of the team and serve to drive the treatment plan, rehabilitation goals and pace of recovery.
The Path to Successful Recovery
Successful outcomes don’t result from just clinical and professional staff alone. Although our clinical staff are paramount in the success of patients achieving their goals, having the right technology in the right environment is also critical to a successful recovery.
- The best clinical staff…
- The best tools and technology…
- The best environment…
Since everyone’s pace of recovery is different, the amount of therapy a patient receives each day is based upon their individual needs. In addition to traditional modalities, Ledgewood utilizes state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and modalities, including:
- Ultrasound treatment for soft tissue management
- Electrical stimulation for pain management and muscle strengthening
- Short Wave Diathermy for edema management
The rehabilitation gymnasium at Ledgewood provides the ideal environment for therapy. The spacious, sun filled gym provides ample private space for each patient to receive therapy, while other areas of the gym are ideal for group rehabilitation exercise sessions. The gym also houses a training kitchen, transitional bedroom suite and restroom. Together, these areas provide a simulated home environment, ideal for patients to practice being independent while under the supervision of a therapist.
The short-term inpatient rehabilitation program at Ledgewood is designed to ensure that patients receive the proper care and therapy enabling them to return to their highest possible level of functioning before making a safe transition to their home.
Ensuring Your Comfort
Ledgewood’s short-term rehabilitation unit offers comfortably furnished private and semi-private accommodations equipped with complimentary cable television and telephones. Beautifully adorned common areas throughout the first floor provide additional options for visiting with friends and family or enjoying some quiet leisure time. During a stay on the short-term rehabilitation unit patients can expect to be surrounded by others with similar rehabilitation needs.
Because proper nourishment is critical to the recovery process, patients may select from a varied menu of appetizing dishes exquisitely prepared to accommodate individual preference and nutritional needs. We strive to make each patient’s stay at Ledgewood as comfortable as possible and encourage patients to let us know of any special requests they may have.
Advanced Clinical Specialties
While Ledgewood provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for a wide range of conditions, our clinical expertise allows us to provide advanced, specialized rehabilitation programs for the following:
- Cardiac Care
- Medical Rehabilitation
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Wound and Post-Surgical Care
A Safe Transition Home
A safe transition to your home environment is as important as a successful recovery. To that end, the clinical care team works together to address all of the aspects of planning for a patient’s discharge.
When nearing completion of the rehabilitation program, the transition program at Ledgewood provides an opportunity for patients to practice being independent in a simulated home environment. Through this “supervised independence” patients gain confidence in their restored level of independence and their ability to return to their previous environment and lifestyle. At this time, the therapist will also assess the safety of the patient’s home environment and often make recommendations for modifications to the environment and adaptive equipment as appropriate. Patients may also receive home management skills training to provide further assurance of their safety at home.
In many cases, in-home healthcare services are required for a brief period following discharge. Ledgewood will coordinate these in-home services (i.e., visiting nurse or physical therapist) to assist with the transition and provide additional home health aid for the patient. Ledgewood is affiliated with Lahey Health at Home’s Visiting Home Care, a member of Lahey Health Senior Care’s healthcare continuum, a quality homecare agency that provides this type of follow up in-home care.
In some cases, patients are ready for discharge from Ledgewood, but are unsure if they want to return to living independently in their own home. In these cases, Ledgewood can help to coordinate a temporary stay in an assisted living facility. Ledgewood is affiliated with The Herrick House assisted living community, a member of Lahey Health Senior Care’s healthcare continuum, which sits directly across the parking lot from Ledgewood.
At Ledgewood, we try to meet all of our patient’s needs in the most comprehensive way possible. Being part of Beverly Hospital’s integrated healthcare continuum provides immediate and easy access to an array of quality healthcare services and resources, setting the stage for improved communication, resulting in better quality and excellent outcomes.
Ledgewood’s superior physician-directed rehabilitation programs coupled with outstanding nursing care have resulted in increased positive outcomes and a quick return home for our patients.