Did you know?
- 70% of our therapy patients recover and return home.
- More than 900 post-acute patients a year choose us.
- 30% more therapy space has been added to our rehabilitation "gym."
- Most of our accommodations are private, with free cable.
Our "go home" rate reflects the success of our approach to post-acute care, and the well-equipped gym, the Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Therapy Center in the Hebrew Home's Wasserman Residence provides an unbeatable setting for recovery. When you are backed by positive attitudes and friendly faces, you can work toward recovery with confidence.
"We provide hope, healing, dignity and value for each patient," states Ann Matesi, who heads post-acute care. "Our program begins with a thorough assessment battery and understanding of each person's hopes and goals. We create a partnership between therapist and client that moves toward a successful integration into the person's home environment."
As a not-for-profit organization, we are open to all in the community. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and many insurance plans including Tricare Prime. To learn more, please call Admissions Director Elaine Gebell at 301.770.8496, or contact us by email.
Your path to recovery features:
Family focus: Our newly refinished Wasserman Residence lobby and Rutstein WiFi Café make inviting gathering spaces for you and your guests to enjoy a cup of coffee and stay connected.
Personal attention backed by experience: We have an 85% therapist-to-assistant ratio and our lead team has over 50 years of combined experience. We have on-staff and on-campus physicians. Close collaboration with area hospitals eases your transition.
Skill-building Life Station: To help you return home with confidence, we’ve developed an innovative Life Station to provide hands on experience with every day chores like opening windows, grocery shopping, and more.
Privacy: Most patients particularly appreciate privacy for some treatments. We are pleased to have a private modality suite and a private treatment area for Speech and Language where we will provide e-stim, ultra sound, vital stim and diathermy – some of our specialized therapy services.
Technology: We’ve made it possible for our therapists to spend more time with their patients and less time in the office. Wireless Netbooks and drop down stations throughout the center enable us to track your progress efficiently, without leaving the treatment area.
Lifestyle Apartment: Our philosophy is that you will recover best if the environment mirrors home. Relearn skills for independence, from cooking to getting out of the shower safely, in our beautiful activities of daily living apartment.
Mobility made easier: Take advantage of the latest equipment, including our BioDex Walker and BioDex Balance System that helps patients regain balance and walking abilities, our car simulator that helps with getting into and out of cars, and more.
Amenities to make your stay more pleasant:
- Private accommodations and home-style meals
- An engaging range of cultural and recreational programs
- Computer and Internet access
- Ratner Salon for hair styling, manicures, and more.
- Books to borrow
- Free parking
- Caring volunteers who add a personal touch to your stay
- Newly redone accommodations, dining area, family lounge and spa.
Plus, you can take advantage of:
- Continuing therapy here following your discharge
- Rabbi and visiting clergy of all faiths to meet individual spiritual needs
We have the experience:
- Hip or knee replacement
- Stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease
- Accident, illness or surgery
- Pain management
- Swallowing problems
- Household management skills
- Home assessment
Your Guide for Residents & Families at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington — A "Table-Top Concierge" for long-term care services.
Your Guide to Going Home — A reference to resources in the community for in-home services, equipment suppliers, transportation options, meals, adult day programs, and more. It is provided to patients upon discharge.
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