MRC PineCrest opens
area's only transitional rehab center
Short-term and long-term services include in- and out-patient
Retirement Community has officially opened its newly remodeled Transitional
Rehab Center, the only rehab center in the area devoted solely to short-term
Under the direction of Dr. Roy Guse, an orthopedic surgeon who has
practiced in the area for more than 17 years, and Dr. Jansen Todd, the center
will provide a wide range of therapies for PineCrest independent and assisted
living residents as well as outpatient care for the general public. Therapy
needs for residents in long-term skilled nursing care will continue to be met
at PineCrest's Woodland Healthcare Center.
The Transitional Rehab Center features an open concept design, with
a separate entrance for outpatients. The therapists in the new Rehab Center are
dedicated to guiding care and work closely with other caring physicians and
nurses to ensure good communication and great outcomes. The goal of the rehab
team is to make each patient stronger and able to go home quickly. They are
committed to building patients up so they can live as independently as
The remodeled center will allow
PineCrest to increase the number of patients undergoing therapy, while still
maintaining a focus on meeting new Medicare requirements under the Affordable
To prepare patients for post-operative therapy, the new center
offers "pre-hab" to ensure that patients strengthen their bodies prior to
undergoing an operation, which in turn speeds post operative healing and a
successful transition back home. It can be doubly important for patients who
live alone and have little or no support network.
Pre-hab also includes a home assessment component prior to the
medical procedure to ensure that trip hazards are eliminated, mobility issues
are addressed and shower safety conditions are secure.
"Our focus is on achieving shorter stays
in rehab so we can get people back home where they want to be," said Joy Rich,
PineCrest senior living counselor.
PineCrest's Transitional Rehab
features all new rehab equipment, and therapies are provided in separate areas,
which allows the entire length of the building to serve as a therapy walking
The center will provide the traditional therapies that include
physical, occupational and speech along with specialty therapies such as
VitalStim for addressing swallowing deficiencies.
PineCrest is a member of the Methodist
Retirement Communities. For more information, contact Joy Rich at 936-634-1054.