Short-Term Rehabilitation

Short-Term Rehab-to-Home

Our experienced staff offers in-house physical, occupational and speech therapy for those with orthopedic, neurological and other diagnoses. In addition to physical strength, range of motion, balance, and activities of daily living, our team of therapists will address cognitive, memory, social and emotional needs that derive from injury or illness.

Returning home immediately following hospitalization is not always the safest option. The private suites on our rehab-to-home wing can provide you with an environment you are comfortable in while preparing you for discharge to home. You can dine in the comfort of your room, or for those looking for more entertainment, you are always encouraged to visit the main dining room outside the rehab wing.


How do residents qualify for Skilled Services for therapy?

  • Have Medicare Part A benefits
  • Have a qualifying hospital stay of at least 3 midnights
  • Skilled services must be ordered by a physician

  • Be admitted into a skilled nursing facility within 30 days of hospital discharge with a diagnosis that requires skilled nursing services and/or skilled rehab services

If a resident does not meet the Medicare Part A criteria, then it is possible that Medicare Part B or private insurance would cover rehabilitation services in a skilled nursing facility. Contact The Woodleigh of Baton Rouge to discuss your individual benefit requirements.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a type of treatment prescribed when injury or illness makes daily tasks difficult or painful. Your physician may suggest Physical Therapy for a range of issues, including back pain, tendon or ligament problems, arthritis, and other illnesses and injuries.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps individuals overcome illness, injury, or psychological problems in order to live independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Through work, self-care, and recreational activities, Occupational Therapists help patients increase independent function and get back to daily activities.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy evaluates and remediates any speech, language, cognitive and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). A Speech Language Pathologist will develop a plan of care aimed at increasing the individual’s ability to communicate and help deal with any issues related to swallowing deficits, including tube feed weaning.