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Presbyterian Manor opens PATH rehab program

Presbyterian Manor opens PATH rehab program

Offers care for seniors between hospital and home

August 10th, 2012 in News

A view of the kitchen in one of the independent living rooms in the Presbyterian Manor's new PATH program. PATH provides seniors with living space, rehabilitation and training between acute hospital care and home.

Photo by Dean Asher

Presbyterian Manor of Fulton now offers more private rehabilitation care for seniors 65 and up transitioning between acute hospital care and home.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday officially commemorated the opening of the Post-Acute to Home (PATH) program at the senior community, a service that first began operating at the beginning of this year.

Presbyterian Manor has added three furnished apartments for seniors who need physical, occupational or speech therapy following a hospital stay. Another room is nearing completion, and about 20 people have utilized the program.

Presbyterian Manor marketing director Jennifer Books said that rehab therapy services have always been available at the manor through a partnership with Rehabilitation Care Group, but this is the first time residents who don't need longer-term care will have the ability to stay in their own private room.

"PATH is for people coming to rehab with the goal of returning home, who prefer a private room," said Books. "We see that (trend for private rooms) in hospitals, too."