Short Term Rehabilitation

Clove Lakes recognizes the importance of intensive short term rehabilitation which enables patients to return to the community as quickly as possible.  Our goal is to maximize the potential of each resident's independence and restore their optimum level of functioning.  Our short term rehabilitation units consist of 148 beds dedicated to the residents admitted for short term intensive rehabilitation.  Our high number of residents discharged home following our short term rehabilitation program is indicative of the commitment and dedication of our specially trained staff.


Our rehabilitation department, consisting of physical, occupational and speech/language therapy, strives to have all patients functioning to the best of their ability in the shortest period of time.  The following rehabilitative services are available as needed:


  • Weekly Orthopedic Consultations

  • Weekly Physiatry (Doctor of Rehabilitative Medicine) Consultations

  • On Call Orthotist and On Call Prosthetist

  • Home Assessments


All services are delivered in highly professional and compassionate manner with plans of care for each resident and individualized treatment sessions.  Thorough evaluations of each resident's progress are carefully discussed among the members of the rehabilitation team regularly.  Each resident has an individualized care plan developed by our interdisciplinary team to ensure a comprehensive and effective plan to facilitate a smooth return to the community.  Discharge planning starts on the day of admission.  We provide weekly support and information groups for residents and family members, as well as instructions in home management, to prepare for community return.  Candidates for short term therapy include, but are not limited to, residents diagnosed with:


  • Cerebrovascular Accidents (strokes)

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Transient Ischemic Attacks

  • Spinal Cord injuries

  • Myopathy

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Fractures

  • Amputations

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Exacerbation of Osteoarthritis

  • General deconditioning secondary to medical and surgical conditions


Key patient-specific characteristics are:


  • Potential for progress

  • Functional improvement

  • Discharge Oriented

Call our Admissions Department for more information

718-289-7900 Ext. 7892