Where to Begin

A Guide to Starting Rehabilitation

Allied Services Integrated Health System offers a wide variety of rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. If you or a loved one need medical assistance for a serious injury, chronic medical condition, memory disorder, or other situations that require long-term care, our experienced team can help.

Below you will find brief overviews of our various services. If you do not know where to start in your long-term care, this page can provide you with useful reference information.


Rehabilitation can take place in a variety of care settings including an inpatient rehab hospital, a transitional care unit, a skilled nursing facility or personal care home, an outpatient rehab center, or at home.

Rehabilitation helps patients regain functionality, range of motion, and independence after a serious illness or injury. Patients are usually referred to a rehabilitation program by their doctor or hospital. These programs can consist of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other services that help patients manage or overcome disabilities.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing care is used for people who can no longer live safely and independently at home or an assisted living facility. People in need of this type of service require attentive care from a team of skilled clinicians including nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Skilled nursing may be suitable for post-acute care or long-term care patients, although some patients remain as permanent residents. For many patients, it serves as a transition program, rehabilitating them for their return home with home health or outpatient services as appropriate.

Our Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center offers specialized respiratory services, wound care, pain management, behavior management, and care for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias.

Transitional Rehab

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.

Home Health

Home health services are used for people who can live safely at home, but require the services of a skilled clinician. Patients who require home health services are medically homebound and generally only leave their home for physician appointments. Typically, patients receive a combination of nursing, therapy, medical social work and or home health aide visits over a 60-day period. After Home Health services many people are discharged with no further services. Others may transition to outpatient rehab, or continue Home Health services for longer periods of time to manage a chronic health condition.

Our service area includes:

  • Lackawanna County
  • Luzerne County
  • Wayne County
  • Wyoming County

Services are also available in Monroe, Pike, and Susquehanna counties on a case-by-case basis.

Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice care is for patients who are in the final stages of life. Instead of “curing” the patient’s condition, treatment is focused on improving their comfort and quality of life. We use a holistic approach to hospice care designed to address physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Counseling and bereavement services are also offered for friends and loved ones.

Palliative care is for patients with serious medical conditions who can benefit from additional care alongside curative treatments. Treatment here is again focused on improving patient comfort and helping patients manage their symptoms.

Community Services

When Allied Services was founded over 60 years ago, the first program was Vocational, so that persons with disabilities could be trained for real jobs in the community. In addition to its many rehabilitation medicine programs that have evolved since then, Allied Services continues the tradition of offering community programs that support people with physical and mental challenges to live rich and full lives, whether through life skills, work skills or academic training.

In-Home Care

In-Home Services’ trained compassionate attendants assist with personal care needs (everyday activities like dressing and grooming), homemaker services (meal preparation, shopping, laundry, and light housekeeping tasks), respite care, fiscal management services, and personal emergency response installation and maintenance. These services allow the elderly or disabled to live independently in their home.

Services are available in 22 counties including:

  • Berks
  • Bradford
  • Carbon
  • Centre
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Lackawanna
  • Lehigh
  • Luzerne
  • Lycoming
  • Monroe
  • Montour
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland
  • Pike
  • Schuylkill
  • Snyder
  • Sullivan
  • Susquehanna
  • Tioga
  • Union
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming

Personal Care

Personal Care facilities offer a group living arrangement for individuals or couples who need assistance with daily activities but do not require 24-hour supervision by a skilled clinician. Residents of Personal Care facilities often live in their own room or apartment and can access social and recreational activities. medical services and transportation. Personal Care services are typically not covered by medical insurance. Residents usually pay a monthly rent out-of-pocket.