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Rehab Fact Sheet

Rehab for Seniors in Mechanicsburg

Messiah Lifeways Rehab, a trusted short-term physical rehab option in the Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg area, is available right on the campus of Messiah Village and provides consistent, high-quality inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for adults 55 and better living in the greater Harrisburg area.

For individuals recovering from surgery or an illness who need physical, occupational, or speech therapy, Messiah Lifeways Rehab provides injury rehabilitation, along with hope and healing. We are dedicated to getting you back to functioning at the highest level possible on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Upon physician referral, our skillful and caring rehab staff works with you to meet your specific goals for a variety of injuries and illnesses including stroke, hip and knee replacements, degenerative neurological disorders, and other impairments.

To learn more about the highlights of our Rehab services, download our fact sheet today.

Short-term Rehab Fact Sheet


Short-term Rehab in Mechanicsburg

Whether you are in need of physical, speech, or occupational therapy, Messiah Lifeways Rehab will get you back to functioning at the highest level possible. Based upon physician referral, our rehabilitative therapy staff works with you to meet your specific goals for a variety of injuries and illnesses, including stroke, hip and knee replacements, degenerative neurological disorders, and other impairments. Short-term rehab is available in the Wagner Transitional Neighborhood on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village.

Our short-term rehabilitation services in the Mechanicsburg area are available for both residents of Messiah Village, as well as the community at large, for extended or short-term rehab needs.

 Additional rehabilitative services include:

  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Resident/client education
  • Assistance with reading/writing skills
  • Home evaluations for maintaining safety and improving function in your home
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Resource information and recommendations for in-home services and durable medical equipment

Common problems that benefit from rehabilitative services include:

  • Balance and coordination impairments
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty with the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Impaired ability to transfer or ambulate
  • Cognitive/perceptual or speech/language problems
  • Physical impairments
  • Weakness or limited motion in limbs
  • Memory impairment
  • Functional limitations following surgical procedures

Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Wagner Transitional neighborhood on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village was designed specifically to help individuals rehab, recover, and rejuvenate in a warm and inviting setting.  Click on the links below to take a virtual tour of one of the semi-private rooms and the Wagner rehab gym.

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Discover healing and hope with physical rehabilitation designed specifically with the senior community in mind.


Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitative therapy services are provided in two convenient locations on the campus of Messiah Village, and are available for both residents of Messiah Village as well as the community at large. The outpatient program gives individuals the opportunity to continue working with the same therapists following a discharge from inpatient rehab.

To learn more about the road to recovery, contact us:
717.790.8201 | 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an entrance or admission fee to be admitted to Messiah Lifeways Rehab? 


No. Rehab candidates being admitted with health insurance coverage pay no fees. An application is required to be considered for admission and, based on someone’s need, we may require a financial disclosure on the application.


Once I’ve completed rehab, what comes next? 


An interdisciplinary team including the doctor, nurse, therapist, social worker, and you formulate a discharge plan that may include a home safety evaluation, recommendations and referrals for in-home services and durable medical equipment, scheduling of follow-up appointments, and possibly follow-up in-home or outpatient therapy. Messiah Lifeways Rehab is committed to getting you back on the road to recovery so you can get back home.


Will Medicare or other health insurance cover my stay in rehab?


In most cases, Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, and other supplemental health insurance plans will cover some or all of the rehab stay, pending pre-approval by some insurance plans, as well as qualifying factors such as a hospitalization and physician's orders.


What type of rehabilitation is provided?


Often referred to as sub-acute rehab, Wagner offers nearly three hours of physical, occupational, and speech therapy per day as prescribed by a physician and as tolerated. Rehabilitation specialties include orthopedic, stroke/cardiac, and degenerative neurological disorders and impairments.


If I am admitted to Messiah Lifeways Rehab, where will I stay?


Rehab candidates are generally admitted to the Wagner Transitional Care neighborhood, designed specifically for those needing physical, occupational, or speech therapies and nursing care services. Wagner is self-contained and is separate from long-term nursing.


Must I be a resident of Messiah Village to use Messiah Lifeways Rehab?


No. Community members from all over the Capital Region in need of rehabilitation after hospitalization can come to Messiah Lifeways Rehab.


Wed, Mar 20, 2019