Initiative: Circle of Rehabilitation

Initiative: Circle of Rehabilitation

Recovery at the Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Therapy Center

Patients leaving the hospital and needing help to regain strength and ability choose the Hebrew Home’s rehabilitation center more than 800 times a year.  “We provide hope, healing, dignity and value for each patient,” says Ann Matesi, who heads rehabilitation services at Charles E. Smith Life Communities.  “The circle of rehabilitation focuses on the lifestyle of each individual and makes the client’s goals our priority.”

 “Our program begins with a thorough assessment battery and understanding each person’s hopes, dreams, and goals.  We create a partnership between therapist and client that begins with basic self care and moves toward a successful integration into the person’s home environment.  Our program enables clients to take more control and to regain an active, healthy, and independent lifestyle.”

Join us for a quick tour of the Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Therapy Center, and see why this is the rehabilitation center of choice. 

 Biodex Balance SystemThe Biodex balance system addresses many patients’ needs to improve balance, increase agility, and develop muscle tone. It adds an objective balance assessment component to treatment, and it helps clinicians assess dynamic balance and neuromuscular control on static and unstable surfaces. Biodex Gait System The Biodex gait training system assures patients’ safety and comfort as they work to regain balance and the ability to walk. Unlike simpler lift devices, this specialized equipment incorporates a dynamic suspension system and helps therapists to monitor their patients. Golf TherapyTherapy is not all work and no play. Working to improve balance and stamina can be fun.
LifeStyles Apartment - Making BedInjury, surgery or illness can make returning home safely and with confidence a challenge. The Lifestyles Apartment, a home-like setting with bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining and laundry areas, provides a realistic setting for mastering skills such as making the bed, cooking, and moving about safely in the bathroom. Leg-Strengthing TherapyFocusing on individual goals, skilled therapists and state-of-the-art equipment help patients succeed.  Photos by Richard Greenhouse Photography


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