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Subacute Rehabilitation: Overview

The Washington Home Subacute Rehabilitation Unit provides renowned rehabilitative services for people with medically complex needs resulting from surgery, stroke, trauma, or other debilitating conditions. We are highly successful returning patients to optimal functional independence.

Residents and patients of The Washington Home enjoy a quiet, residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC, beautiful outdoor gardens and visiting areas, and our facility's modern design and architecture. We believe that our private, brightly lit, spacious rooms contribute significantly to providing quality of life while patients regain independence.

To provide the highest quality care and rehabilitative services in the community, The Washington Home maintains numerous relationships with local hospitals, universities, and other healthcare organizations to share information and resources that yield outstanding care for the people we serve. These relationships include:

Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown University Hospital
National Rehabilitation Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
MedStar Health VNA Services

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bayview Cancer Center
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins Home Health Services
Sibley Memorial Hospital

Inova Health System
Union Hospital of Cecil County
Virginia Hospital Center
George Washington University Hospital
Specialty Hospitals of America
Howard University Hospital
Stella Maris Hospice Inpatient Unit

Medical Expertise in the Atmosphere of Home

As many as 85 percent of the patients in our Subacute Rehabilitation Unit return to their homes following successful rehabilitation with the help of a team of professionals: physical, occupational, and speech therapist with bachelors and/or master's degrees in their respective fields. The therapists at The Washington Home strive to restore as much function as possible to our patients and to return them to their prior functional levels. In addition to our rehabilitation therapists, the subacute unit also has an on-site medical team consisting of a nurse practitioner, nurse manager, and a physician who can attend to patients' medical needs.

In physical therapy, patients work on increasing strength, walking on even and uneven surfaces, gaining balance, negotiating stairs, and building endurance. In occupational therapy, patients work on increasing strength and endurance to improve their activities of daily living including: bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. Occupational therapists also help patients improve their home management skills such as preparing meals, doing laundry, and light cleaning. In speech therapy, patients work to improve their swallowing and memory deficits, voice dysfunction, and language barriers. If restoration of function is not possible, therapists work with patients and their families to help them use compensatory techniques to achieve their highest possible functional levels.

Rehabilitation: Clinical Highlights

Admission to the Subacute Rehabilitation Unit

Frequently Asked Questions

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