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Greater Harlem

Greater Harlem
Restorative Rehabilitation

GREATER HARLEM NURSING HOME offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that comprises Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. After undergoing surgery or other initial treatments, some patients require placement in a sub-acute rehabilitation setting before returning home to live independently again. Fortunately, Greater Harlem Nursing Home offers such a program to help “bridge that gap” between hospital and home environment.

Residents admitted for short term rehabilitation have the opportunity to realize their goals within reasonable time and enjoy a more meaningful life after rehabilitation. Based on individual needs, the rehabilitation program is tailored to meet ones’ need to be able to return back in the community functioning at their highest level possible or any other living arrangement made between the resident, family and with the help of our dynamic discharge team headed by the Director of Social Services, Nursing and Rehab. Our rehabilitation staff is very friendly, cordial and adheres to the highest standards established by the regulatory boards and the Department of Health. The Department of Rehabilitation also offers clinical affiliation to college students from various colleges in New York.

The Department of Rehabilitation enjoys a rich and diverse cultural background which our residents have found to be very helpful. We believe in cultural change and strive to deliver care bearing all those aspects in mind. The staff strives for the highest level of care and also believes in our Mission – “Together We Can”.
The progress of each resident is closely monitored by the Unit Physician and a consultant Physiatrist.
GHNH offers Rehab Services in the following areas of specialty:


PHYSICAL THERAPY is the treatment of a disease/s or condition/s by physical or mechanical means, such as through exercise, physical agent modalities like heat, or electrical stimulus. A physical therapist provides these treatments and will also provide education, instruction, and support for recovery.
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives. Services typically include ADL retraining, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, home training, etc.

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Restorative Speech Therapy
The Speech-Language Pathologist assesses the impact of any communication or cognitive difficulties on the resident’s ability to function independently.  Through individualized programs, the speech-language pathologist also works with individuals who have difficulty with swallowing, the medical term of this being, dysphagia.  The speech-language pathologist creates a program and provides a recommendation for each resident regarding appropriate meal time management and safety, compensatory strategies, and follow up care.

Conditions commonly treated in our Rehabilitation Department are but not limited to:

  • Arthritis  (Gout, Osteoarthritis,)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic pains
  • Back and neck pains
  • Stroke/ CVA
  • Sports related injuries
  • MVA related injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Amputee and prosthetic/orthotic program
  • Post hip replacement
  • Post knee replacement
  • General weakness
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Feeding difficulties
  • CHF
  • Cardiac rehab  ( cardiovascular disease)
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Low vision
  • Balance disorders (vestibular rehab)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Deficits in performing activities of daily living, among others

For admissions information contact:  Y. Ortega or N. Sam at 212-690-7400 ext. 232/234

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