For those patients who need short-stay rehab, but may not be appropriate for an inpatient rehab, our Transitional facilities offer the best of both worlds: superior rehab and the highest quality, round-the-clock nursing care. Here, expert clinicians and caregivers work as a team, with one goal in mind: a faster, fuller recovery for our patients.
We have transitional rehab units at Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre Township and at Allied Rehab Hospital in Scranton. Our transitional care units are situated within our top ranked rehab hospitals in the United States. That means that our transitional patients have ready access to the most highly qualified therapists and nurses, the latest therapies and technologies, and accommodations that are safe, well-equipped and attractive.
“In the midst of a constantly changing landscape in healthcare, our nursing service delivery model is anchored in best practice and theory which enables our patients to achieve the best outcomes. There is a strong nurse-patient relationship that is developed upon admission in which collaboration is key and assists to optimize their health across the continuum reducing their risk of re-hospitalization. Our fast track rehab program boasts a multitude of therapists who are certified in the latest rehab technology and treatment techniques enabling our residents the ability to return home in a shorter amount of time.”
-Chris Minich, OTR/L, NHA
AVP/Heinz TRU Administrator
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A customized plan of care is developed for each transitional patient upon admission, based on his or her short-term rehab and nursing needs, health history and goals. A physician oversees the patient’s care in consultation with nursing and therapy professionals.
The care plan may include physical, occupational, respiratory and/or speech therapy; care coordination; medication management; and therapeutic recreation. We communicate with primary care doctors and specialists, making it easy to follow the patient’s progress.
Transitional rehab emphasizes smooth and convenient transitions. Whether you’ve come to us from your home or a hospital, we’ll work to make the admission process safe and efficient for patients and their families. We’ll also coordinate with physicians and caregivers to help patients stay healthy and continue their progress after they leave us.
The Admissions process begins with a referral from your doctor, or may start with a referral directly from the hospital.
We participate in Medicare and accept most insurance plans.
Our rehab hospitals and transitional rehab facilities are fully accessible.
Awards & Accreditations
Allied Services Transitional Rehab Unit
Located on the newly-remodeled third floor of Allied Rehab Hospital, Scranton, the Transitional Rehab Unit offers attractive and well-equipped patient rooms, as well as new nursing stations and family visiting areas. As an expansion of Allied Rehab Hospital, it enjoys access to the same expertise, resources and technology that led to its #1 ranking in 2013.
Transitional Rehab Unit
From 2014 to date, Heinz Transitional Rehab Unit, Allied Transitional Rehab Unit and Allied Services Skilled Nursing and Rehab Unit have earned the area’s only five star rankings and title of the Nation’s best nursing homes, according to newly published U.S. News & World Report results. Annually, the magazine ranks nearly rates nearly 16,000 nursing homes, using data from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Quality measures, nurse staffing and health inspection ratings are factored into the overall rating. Five-star nursing homes display a badge recognizing their “Best Nursing Home” status. For more information click here.
Admissions & Referrals
To learn more about how a short rehabilitative stay at one of Allied Services’ transitional units can help you begin progress toward recovery and independence, please call 570-348-1359 (Scranton) or 570-826-3885 (Wilkes-Barre).
Start the referral process by contacting our admissions office. Referrals can be made ONLINE, PHONE, FAX, or EMAIL. Our admissions team can begin the admission process within 24 hours of receiving a referral. We offer this service free of charge and often serve as the referring facility’s primary educator and resource for family services.