Veteran Rehab & Therapy | Maine Veterans' Homes

Rehabilitation & Therapy Services for Veterans

Helping you get your life back

When recovering from a surgery, illness or other incident, you need a customized treatment plan that provides the rehabilitative care and therapy you need to get back to normal life as quickly as possible. At Maine Veterans’ Homes, our Therapy Centers provide 24/7 skilled nursing care and advanced therapies to help you regain your independence and return home safely.

Our team of expert healthcare professionals will work with you and your family providing skilled instruction as well as compassionate support, motivation and inspiration. We also provide comprehensive discharge planning, which may include home assessments for modification and equipment recommendations. Family training and education are also available to help the people closest to you become even stronger sources of support in your recovery and return home.

Determining the care you need

“When can I go home?” is often the first question a person asks after a surgery or any hospitalization. This can be a difficult question to answer, especially when the best option is a rehabilitation center first, to gain around-the-clock professional care and therapy.

A rehabilitation or therapy center will offer what is often called post-acute or transitional care. This is skilled nursing care and/or physical, speech and occupational therapies provided by experts trained in helping people recover and resume living as they had prior to a surgery, illness or other incident.

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we offer inpatient rehab and therapies specifically for veterans at five of our locations. Our Bangor home also provides outpatient services for veterans.

Advanced Therapy Services at MVH

Our team of skilled professionals includes certified physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides. They work with you and your doctors to develop a customized treatment plan focused on your needs for recovery.

Along with individualized skilled instruction and support, we also provide family training and education to help the people closest to you help support your recovery.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists blend proven techniques with the latest advancements to improve your coordination, strength, flexibility and endurance. Some of the programs we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Wound care
  • Energy conservation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • General conditioning programs
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists are skilled in helping residents achieve the highest possible levels of independence. Programs are developed after a careful physical and functional needs assessment and are designed to reduce limitations and expand capabilities, including:

  • Improving behavioral skills and perceptual/cognitive abilities
  • Learning self-care skills
  • Hand strengthening/coordination
  • Homemaking
  • Daily living skills

Speech-language Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists have the proven ability to improve our residents’ thinking, listening and speaking skills as well as a number of other cognitive abilities. We are also capable of diagnosing and treating:

  • Articulation problems
  • Language disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Aural/hearing issues
  • Voice disorders
  • Cognitive communication disorders
  • Swallowing disorders and safe diet recommendations
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Post-Acute Rehabilitation Centers for Veterans

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we are committed to providing the compassionate care and support that our honored veterans and their families deserve. Our nursing homes provide advanced equipment, innovative therapies and 24/7 specialized care specifically for veterans. Recover and gain strength back in a safe environment before returning home. Find out more about our veteran nursing homes in Maine.

Prebooking Rehab & Therapy Before Surgery

There are many advantages and health benefits to pre-booking rehabilitation therapy before going into surgery. You’ll have time to research all available health benefits, such as veteran benefits, and you’ll have less stress knowing your recovery location and plan is in place. This also allows for a smoother transition from hospital to recovery to home.

For services at Maine Veterans’ Homes, we advise all veterans to not wait on getting your veteran benefits and eligibility in line. Get a copy of your military discharge paperwork (DD Form 214) and inform your primary care provider of your intent to use Maine Veterans’ Homes. Even if you never need our services, it is always advisable to have your paperwork complete to ensure you get the veteran benefits you deserve.