Pathways Rehabilitation

Pathways’ rehabilitation program delivers the highest standard of quality care in the most cost-effective and value-added manner. Individualized treatment programs are designed to serve patients in a wide variety of clinical categories.

Our unique service model offers:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies available seven days per week.
  • An interdisciplinary treatment approach by a team of highly qualified rehabilitation professionals.
  • Family involvement in treatment and care planning processes.
  • On-site Rehabilitation Program Coordinator to coordinate and manage the efforts of the interdisciplinary rehab team.
  • Pre-admission screenings to assess each patient’s appropriateness for the program.
  • Free local transportation to and from follow-up doctor appointments.

Pathways is available exclusively by participating Petersen Health Care facilities. To learn more, please contact a facility near you.


Once you have determined whether an assisted living or long-term care facility is required and/or a physician determines the level of care and rehabilitation requirements, you will also need to evaluate what services are offered. Some facilities specialize in rehabilitative care, while others offer only a minimum of service. When you are choosing a facility with rehabilitation, you will need to consider not only the traditional characteristics (see Skilled Nursing), but the following tips may help as well.

  • What kinds of rehabilitation are offered?
  • Do they offer physical therapy?
    • Strength exercises
    • Balance and coordination
    • Flexibility and conditioning
    • Pain relief techniques
    • Whirlpool treatments
    • Home assessments/modification
    • How frequently is it offered?
  • Do they offer occupational therapy?
    • Self-care skills, such as self-feeding, dressing, bathing and other ADLs
    • Re-education of muscles and nerves
    • Retraining in-home management skills
    • Wheelchair modifications
    • Home assessments/modification
    • How frequently is it offered?
  • Do they offer speech therapy?
    • Assessment of communications skills and retraining as necessary
    • Assessment of swallowing and treatment as necessary
    • Assessment of hearing deficits and treatment as necessary (including hearing aid instruction)
    • Alternative communication instruction if necessary
    • How frequently is it offered?
  • Do they have experience with stroke victims?
  • Are they able to work with patients who have had joint replacements, fractures and other related orthopedic injuries?
  • Do they offer therapy on the weekends?
  • How effective has their treatments been? (High success of discharge after rehabilitation?)
  • Do they offer Social Services to assist families and residents?
  • Do they offer short-term and extended care?
  • Are rehabilitation services available on an inpatient and outpatient basis?
  • Do they offer services after an operation or for the chronically ill?
  • Do they offer a home evaluation and assistance with discharge planning?
  • What credentials does the staff have?
  • Do the therapists specialize in some types of therapy?
  • Are the patients encouraged to care for themselves?
  • How is a rehabilitation plan determined? By an individual or a team?
  • How is communication handled between physician/therapist and family?
  • How are assessments made for rehabilitation?
  • Are patients and families included in the planning process?
  • Is therapy customized for the patient?
  • Is there an appropriate environment to enhance the development of skills?
  • What is the reputation of the rehabilitation services in the community?
  • Are the rehabilitation services convenient for family and friends?

Contact us to discuss the types of therapy available.