Short-term rehabilitation | Westerwood

Short-term rehabilitation for better long-term outcomes.

We all need a little TLC from time to time. The short-term rehabilitation program at Westerwood offers highly skilled, short-term services to residents and the community. Depending on your medical situation, we accept most insurance plans and Medicare.

It’s true. Where you recover can make a difference in how fast you recover and the functionality you regain.

With generous staff-to-patient ratios, you can count on being cared for by a tenured and attentive team who understands your treatment plan and goals. You’ll have weekly visits by a board-certified rehabilitation physician and certified rehabilitation registered nurses (RNs). And because food is medicine, your meals will be tailored to your dietary needs, healthy and delicious every day!

Important: Before undergoing surgery or being discharged from the hospital, be sure to let your case manager know you want to recover at Westerwood Rehabilitation (formerly known as Friendship Village Columbus) as your first choice.

Westerwood health services at glance.

  • 24/7 nursing care
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Experienced physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy (VitalStim) available seven days per week
  • Center for Wound Excellence
  • Social services
  • SAGECare certified for LGBT residents
  • Dental, optometry, psychology and podiatry care available
  • Life-enrichment programming to promote holistic wellness, return to self-care and social opportunities
  • Easy access to nature, gardens and beautiful outdoor areas, including Friendship Woods, our own nature habitat

Amenities offered through the Health Care Center include:

  • Activities programming that promotes a return to independent living and provides needed social opportunities
  • Bedside telephone service in each room
  • Chaplain services
  • Cable TV
  • Three delicious chef-crafted meals per day
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee/soda shop
  • Access to beautiful nature preserve, Friendship Woods

“Consistent and frequent referrals from medical professionals are a testament to our quality of care, our team, environment, and professional reputation.”

Nationally recognized, award-winning care in Westerville.

We’ve developed effective approaches to improve performance and health care outcomes through progressive programs such as the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) National Quality Award Program, which honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Moreover, we earned the 2019 Bronze—Commitment to Quality Award from the AHCA/NCAL. For context, only 590 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities across the nation received the Bronze Quality Award in 2019.

2019 AHCA/NCAL Award | Westerwood

Specialty treatments at Westerwood.

  • We incorporate an innovative IV portable delivery system that allows patients to continue daily activities and therapies while safely receiving necessary medications
  • Physical, occupational, restorative, and speech therapies are offered seven days a week
  • VitalStim™ therapy, a highly specialized treatment to aid in recovering swallowing functions

Wound care treatment and management.

The prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and wounds are another key focus of the health center team that includes a certified nurse practitioner and other members specially trained in wound management. An innovative web-based wound care assessment tool allows medical practitioners to view and monitor wound status remotely to ensure timely treatment and maximize comfort and quality of life for all residents.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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