Resident Rehab

Senior adult patient with home healthcare nurse. Physical therapy. Physical therapist with senior woman, gait training

FPH provides on-site Rehabilitation Services of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology services for residents in our Porter McGrath Health Center, and outpatient services for assisted living and independent residents. We are passionate about providing the highest level of patient care.

Occupational therapist help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).  Occupational therapy services typically include: an individualized evaluation, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach goals.

Physical therapists (PTs) help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. They can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so they can achieve long term health benefits. Physical therapist examine each patient and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, and restore function. PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, and dementia. Other aspects treated by speech therapists are cognitive linguistic impairments such as memory, problem solving, safety awareness, and other impairments that are affecting activities of daily living; difficulty articulating words or using expressive language.

Short-Term Rehab

As a caring bridge between hospital and home, our Short-term Rehab Program is available for adult community members, in addition to current residents of Florida Presbyterian Homes. Our brand new center opened in 2017 and provides a warm, family-oriented environment where a speedy recovery, improved function and a smooth transition home are the primary goals.

        Person-Centered Care                                   Specialized Rehab Plans

        5-Star Facility                                                  Private Rooms

        Modern, Special Touches                              State-of-the-Art Therapy Gym

        In-Room Bathrooms/Showers                       Added Amenities & Services

Our staff works closely with guests, their physicians and families to establish an individualized care plan matching the guest’s goals and abilities. Our interdisciplinary care team includes:

  • Consulting Physicians Specialists
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners | Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses | Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Rehabilitation Therapists (physical, occupational, speech)
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Case Managers
  • Pharmacists

Our team treats a variety of conditions including:

  • Post-stroke recovery
  • Hip fracture/replacement
  • Knee or other joint replacement
  • Cardiac or respiratory ailments
  • Post-acute COPD episode
  • Post ventilator care
  • Post open heart (grafts, valves, stents)

Guests with Medicare coverage will need to qualify for skilled care in order for Medicare to pay for short-term rehabilitation. Medicare covers certain skilled care services needed daily on a short-term basis. Many private insurance plans and HMO’s have short-term rehabilitation benefits as well and Florida Presbyterian Homes participates in many of these plans. Individual policies should be reviewed for specifics regarding coverage.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact our Admissions
at (863) 698-4671 or

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