Rehabilitation at Beechtree Center offers a supportive environment for people who have experienced a disabling injury or illness. Our Rehabilitation staff works with residents to regain the highest level of function and independence possible.

Our experienced, fulltime rehabilitation professionals are dedicated providers of skilled and compassionate care using state-of-the-art equipment, individually-tailored therapy programs, and motivational skills on a daily basis.

Following a thorough evaluation by our team of physicians, nurses and therapists, a treatment plan is customized to meet each patient’s needs and goals. Most individuals require a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and skilled nursing care. Our interdisciplinary team approach includes incorporating meaningful daily activities into treatment plans, providing an integral link to achieving individual goals for recovery.

Prior to discharge, a home visit by our rehabilitation team may be warranted to assess home safety and to make recommendations concerning patient care. Individuals who have reached their maximum rehabilitation potential, yet are unable to safely return home, will be offered permanent residency. A rehabilitation maintenance program to sustain strength and mobility may be recommended at this time.

Our ultimate goal is to help individuals return home to a quality, productive, healthy life.


  • Cerebral-Vascular
  • Accidents/Stroke
  • Amputations
  • Neurological deficits
  • Arthritic deficits
  • Gait dysfunction
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Compression fractures of spine
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Fractures of upper/lower extremity


  • Ambulation training on all levels with devices
  • Whirlpool
  • Wound care/debridement
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric stimulation
  • Prosthetic evaluation and training
  • Motor function restoration, coordination and training
  • Mat exercises
  • Transfer training
  • Supervision of maintenance care program
  • Home evaluations


  • Activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming)
  • Splint fabrication and modification
  • Muscle re-education
  • Mat exercises
  • Instruction in self-help tasks
  • Assistive device assessment and training
  • Cognitive/perceptual assessments
  • Home evaluations
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Safety education
  • Family education


  • Evaluation and treatment
  • Speech/language deficits
  • Dysphagia disorders
  • Cognitive limitations
  • Voice disorders
  • Augmentative communication device
  • evaluation and training
  • Food texture evaluations


  • Treatment plan establishment
  • Resident/ Family Care Conferences
  • Utilization review
  • Quality assurance
  • Family training
  • Staff in-services
  • Resident safety programs
  • Community education
  • Discharge planning
  • Available as a rehabilitative resource to community health care services

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Beechtree Center For Rehabilitation & Nursing

318 South Albany Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
t. (607) 273-4166
f. (607) 277-7004

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