Physical Rehabilitation Services in Mechanicsburg, PA | Messiah Lifeways


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Rehab Fact Sheet


Rehab for Seniors in Harrisburg & Beyond

Messiah Lifeways Rehab provides physical, occupational and speech therapy and is committed to getting you on the road to recovery and back to functioning at the highest level possible.

Based upoin physician referral, our rehab team members work with you to meet your specific goals on an inpatient or outpatient basis for a variety of injuries and illnesses, including stroke, hip and knee replacements, degenerative neurological and orthopedic disorders and impairments. You will have access to our warm saltwater pool, state-of-the-art treatment gyms and exercise rooms. These services are available to residents on the Messiah Village campus and Mount Joy Country Homes campus by appointment. In addition to serving residents, our rehab services are also available to community members.

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Short-term Rehab for Seniors

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 Wagner Transitional Care on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village.

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Common problems that benefit from rehabilitative services include:

  • Functional limitations following surgical procedures such as joint replacements
  • Impaired ability to transfer or ambulate
  • Balance and coordination impairments
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty with the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Cognitive/perceptual or speech/language problems
  • Weakness or limited motion of arms and/or legs
  • Memory impairment
  • Speech intelligibility
  • Difficulty working or functioning in the community due to physical impairment
  • Cardiac and endurance problems 
  • Pain in back or joints
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Excessive weight gain or loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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