Skilled nursing care for patients who are discharged from the hospital but are not yet ready to return home.
Personalized assistance designed to help individuals with temporary or permanent loss of function improve daily living skills and regain independence.
Customized rehabilitation services from physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists.
Personalized plans that incorporate the unique goals and abilities of each person.
Addressing the specific needs of patients who are recovering from serious illness or injury.
Expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for conditions that affect oral motor skills, swallowing, and speech and language abilities.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program for people who have either congenital or acquired heart disease.

  • Neurological rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with diseases, trauma, or disorders of the nervous system.

  • Rehabilitation does not reverse or undo the damage caused by a stroke, but rather helps restore the individual to optimal health, functioning, and well-being.

  • Rehabilitation after TBI requires a coordinated team of professional caregivers and careful assessment of all your needs and abilities.

  • Cancer rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program for people who have undergone treatment for cancer, and designed to help patients return to activities of daily living.

  • A musculoskeletal rehabilitation program is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with impairments or disabilities due to disease, disorders, or trauma to the muscles or bones.

Inpatient Rehab Services

The Carlisle Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Program assists patients to return to independence by regaining or restoring their independence.

Call the Carlisle Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at (717) 960-3267. All external referrals can be faxed to (717) 960-3471.

Regaining Independence

Our rehabilitation program is an inpatient program that provides ongoing care for the rehab patient and prepares the person for the return trip home with assistance from family members or other healthcare providers.

People find that time in our program is different from a routine hospital stay. We believe that caring for people means helping them learn to do as much for themselves as possible.

Patients participate in a daily schedule of:

  • One-on-one therapy
  • Group treatment
  • Community re-entry and adaptive leisure activities
  • Patient and family education
  • Training and support

Teamwork and Determination

A disability can have far-reaching effects on a person's life. In rehabilitation, we treat the whole person - by bringing together a team of highly trained professionals to deal with every aspect of the person's treatment and recovery.

The team, headed by our rehabilitation physician, includes rehabilitation nurses; a physical, occupational and speech therapist; a social worker; an orthotist/prosthetist; a psychologist; and a dietitian. We focus on the person's abilities rather than their disabilities. The patient's personal physician also has a vital role in the recovery process, in addition to overseeing his/her medical care.

Family members are an important part of the rehabilitation team as well. They are encouraged to assist in goal setting, to participate in the care of the patient, and to attend scheduled therapy sessions with the patient. The family is educated on the patient's limitations and strengths and how to help the person continue to improve at home.

The most important member of the team is the patient and success depends upon his/her commitment to reach a goal.

A team approach is used to focus on the following areas:

  • Increase self-care skills
  • Improve psychological adjustment
  • Maintain health, independence, and strength
  • Maximize the ability to enjoy life

Unique challenges

We know that no two people will face an injury, illness, or the process of aging in exactly the same way. Therefore, our treatment programs are tailored to meet individual needs. After a comprehensive evaluation of the person's needs, appropriate goals are set and a treatment program is implemented with the intention of returning the person to the community as independent as possible.

Ensuring Positive Results

In our rehabilitation program, we treat patients with functional limitations resulting from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, major multiple trauma, arthritis, hip and knee replacements, congenital deformities, and degenerative neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's Disease, and other progressive neurological impairments.

Common problems benefiting from rehabilitation include:

  • Balance and coordination impairments
  • Inability to swallow
  • Inability to move in bed or from one place to another
  • Problems with self-care skills (dressing, eating, bathing, etc.)
  • Cognitive/perceptual deficits or speech/language problems, in conjunction with physical limitations
  • Inability to work or function in the community due to physical impairment
  • Weakness or limited motion in arms and/or legs 

Admission Information

To be eligible for admission, a patient must:

  • Require more than one form of therapy, three hours a day/five days a week 
  • Be medically stable
  • Have the potential to improve function or achieve independence
  • Demonstrate willingness, along with the family, to be involved in a rehab program
  • Have the potential to return to the community

Referrals are accepted from physicians and other healthcare providers, discharge planners, case managers, family members, and patients themselves. A free pre-admission screening is provided to all referred patients by one of the members of the rehabilitation team. The Medical Director of Carlisle Regional Medical Center's Rehabilitation program is responsible for authorizing a patient's admission to the program.

Call the Carlisle Regional Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at (717) 960-3267. All external referrals can be faxed to (717) 960-3471. In order to provide prompt service, the following information will be helpful:

  • Patient’s name and location or home address, date of birth, and social security number
  • Name of the patient’s referring or family physician
  • History of present illness
  • Insurance/Medicare information

A pre-admission screening is usually completed within four hours of contact with the rehabilitation program, with acceptance or denial information following immediately. In the event a denial occurs, alternative recommendations are provided.

The Rehab Program is covered by most major medical insurance carriers, including Medicare.

State-of-the-Art Aquatic Therapy

Rehab Options’ patients benefit from the best available aquatic therapy in our in-ground HydroWorx® therapy pool. The pool is equipped with features to help patients achieve successful therapeutic outcomes. The pool features a variable speed, underwater treadmill that allows patients to regain strength and mobility, as well as water jets for deep tissue massage and resistance training.

Three Generations of Care in One Place

Susan Hughes entered Carlisle Regional’s Rehab Options not knowing how it would change her and her family’s lives for the better.

“I have used Rehab Options for six years and think very highly of the care I’ve received from Tara Brenner and the staff,” says Susan. “She could tell what I was feeling without me having to tell her.”

Susan’s daughter, Alyssa Fraley, used Rehab Options after experiencing knee problems, scoliosis and shin splints due to playing soccer and basketball.

“Thanks to Rehab Options, I rarely have pain now,” says Alyssa. “My favorite exercise uses the BOSU ball.”

When Susan’s mother, Donna Rotz, was considering joint replacement surgery and physical therapy, Susan recommended Carlisle Regional’s rehabilitation services, which includes Joint Camp.

“This special program showed me how to care for my new joint through group and individual therapy sessions,” says Donna. “Everyone, from the nurses and therapists to other patients, were so friendly.”

Committed to You

Rehab Options therapists strive to meet every patient’s individual needs

“Rehab Options receives a tremendous amount of loyalty from patients,” says Tara Brenner, MPT, outpatient-based physical therapist with Rehab Options at Carlisle Regional. “We routinely enjoy the privilege of seeing individuals return with different treatment needs when they are in need of therapy services and feel quite honored to be entrusted with the care of three generations of women.”

Pictured: Susan Hughes (left), her mother Donna Rotz (center) and daughter Alyssa Fraley (right) all receive care at Rehab Options.

Return to the Activities You Love

Whether you are recovering from injury or complex illness, our team of knowledgeable, caring professionals are well equipped to provide a full spectrum of rehabilitative and supportive care. At Carlisle Regional Medical Center, our talented rehabilitation team provides physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as specialized programs for heart disease, brain injury and more.

Find Us
We offer Rehabilitation Service Center care at 2 locations.
361 Alexander Spring Road
(717) 249-1212

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