How Our RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation Supports Successful Recoveries

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It’s National Rehabilitation Week, and here at Saunders House, we’re celebrating being named Best Short-Term Rehabilitation in the area for five consecutive years.

National Rehabilitation Week is the perfect time to learn more about the value of short-term rehabilitation and recovery and how our RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation program can get you safely back to health, home and your preferred lifestylein a short amount of time.

In today’s model of health care, individuals who have been hospitalized for illness, injury or surgery are frequently discharged before they are ready to go home. Hospitals today recognize they cannot do it all by themselves and often work with post-hospital short-term rehabilitation centers such as RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation at Saunders House to achieve higher quality and lower costs for recovering patients.

These days, post-hospital short-term rehabilitation provides the ideal bridge between leaving the hospital and safely recovering and returning home to your preferred lifestyle.

Stacey Houseknecht, NHA, CTRS, Administrator at Saunders House in Wynnewood, PA, says, “Many area residents have already discovered the multiple advantages of ourRenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitationprogram compared to traditional recovery in the hospital. These advantages include lower cost, a more relaxed and comfortable environment, a variety of services and amenities and engaging programs and activities. RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation also provides you with the rest, nutrition and specialized equipment needed for your complete recovery.”


RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation: Ideal for a Variety of Conditions and Recovery Needs

Our RenewAll program serves a wide variety of short-term rehabilitation and recovery needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Joint replacement recovery
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Stroke recovery
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Reconditioning post-illness or injury and restorative care 


Our Team of Rehab Professionals Provides You with Personalized Care and High-Quality Outcomes

Our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation and recovery professionals provide you with optimal quality care and outcomes.

Our post-hospital rehabilitation team includes:

  • A Medical Director specializing in geriatric medicine
  • A fully certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants
  • Therapeutic recreation specialists
  • Dietary and nutrition specialists
  • Discharge planners and social workers

To achieve your recovery goals, our RenewAll multi-specialty care team develops personalized rehabilitation plans designed to meet each resident’s unique recovery needs. Working together, our professionals are committed to achieving measurable outcomes that meet or exceed national standards for recovery – thereby ensuring a smooth, safe and successful transition to home for each of our short-term rehabilitation patients.


The Many Benefits of RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation and Recovery

Our RenewAll rehabilitation and recovery program provides you with essential benefits such as personal comfort, the restoration of your functional ability and a return to a normal lifestyle. Medical experts in post-hospital rehabilitation and recovery say that the benefits associated with short-term rehabilitation include:

  • Decreasing your recovery time–Short-term rehabilitationhas proven effective in reducing your overall time of recovery, thereby enabling you to return to your normal daily activities sooner.

  • Reducing your pain and swelling –Although moving after an injury or surgery can sometimes be uncomfortable, rehabilitation experts say it is highly important to stretch your muscles and get moving again. Effectively managed motion, supervised by short-term rehab professionals, can significantly reduce pain and enhance your recovery process.
  • Improving your function, mobility and independence –Spending time in a hospital bed often causes your muscles to atrophy and weaken. Short-term rehabilitation helps to rebuild your muscles, enabling you to regain your normal range of mobility, functioning and independence.

  • Having the support and involvement of your family – When you recover in a short-term rehabilitation center such as RenewAll at Saunders House, your family members are  encouraged to support your rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Getting back to your normal lifestyle –Some individuals may have lost their ability to perform functions that are important to their lifestyles. Fortunately, certified physical, occupational and speech therapists specialize in creating rehabilitation plans that help you to regain the capabilities you need to continue the activities you enjoy most in life.

Stacey adds, “Also, Medicare covers short-term rehabilitation and recovery stays in Medicare-certified centers such as Saunders House. These temporary stays are typically provided for individuals who have been hospitalized and are discharged to short-term rehab as part of their recovery from an illness, injury or surgery.”

We encourage you to call us with any general questions you might have and to stay current on a variety of senior health and caregiver topics by viewing the latest articles on our website.


We’d Love to Hear Your Thoughts!

If you have comments or questions about our blog, “How Our RenewAll Short-Term Rehabilitation Supports Successful Recoveries,” we’d love to hear from you. We also encourage you to share any of your caregiving experiences with us in our comments section.


Discover Our Healthy Tradition of Care and Wellness

Located adjacent to Lankenau Medical Center, Saunders House – part of Main Line Senior Care Alliance – has a celebrated tradition of providing exceptional care and services to seniors and their families. It’s a tradition we’re proud to continue.

Today, Saunders House offers a range of services – including short-term rehabilitationtraditional nursing care, restorative carememory carerespite care and specialized care for individuals with visual impairments – all in a setting that is warm, welcoming and nurturing.


For more information on Saunders House, our Short-Term Rehabilitation program and other professional services, please call us today at 610.658.5100 or contact us online.

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Disclaimer: The articles and tip sheets on this website are offered by Saunders House and Main Line Senior Care Alliance for general informational and educational purposes and do not constitute legal or medical advice. For legal or medical advice, please contact your attorney or physician.

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