LEDGEWOOD REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER
Ledgewood is state-of-the-art 123-bed, Medicare-certified,
Joint Commission-accredited, skilled nursing and rehabilitation
facility. In addition to physical, occupational and speech therapy,
Ledgewood offers specialized rehabilitation programs in areas such
as Cardiology and Pulmonology.
87 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Ledgewood is a 123-bed facility providing advanced, patient
centered, physician-directed inpatient rehabilitation services and
nursing care. The unique hospital campus location provides for a
smooth transition from the hospital as well as immediate access to
emergency and acute care services and physicians, when necessary.
At Ledgewood, continuous performance improvement is driven by
patient and family satisfaction and clinical outcomes.
Ledgewood is accredited by the Joint Commission and is affiliated
with Beverly Hospital and Kindred Healthcare, providing
unparalleled access to resources in both acute care and
rehabilitation therapy. As a member of the Beverly Hospital
integrated healthcare continuum, patients at Ledgewood benefit from
the continuity of care achieved through regular communication with
your physician as well as other medical services.
At Ledgewood, every patient's care is coordinated by a team of
clinical specialists including a physician, nurse practitioner,
primary care nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist,
speech therapist, social worker, and dietician. While the clinical
staff coordinate the day to day care, the patient and family are
truly the core of the team and serve to drive the treatment plan,
rehabilitation goals and pace of recovery.
Path to Successful Recovery
Successful outcomes don't result from just clinical and
professional staff alone. Although our clinical staff are paramount
in the success of patients achieving their goals, having the right
technology in the right environment is also critical to a
- The best clinical staff...
- The best tools and technology...
- The best environment...
Since everyone's pace of recovery is different, the amount of
therapy a patient receives each day is based upon their individual
needs. In addition to traditional modalities, Ledgewood utilizes
state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and modalities,
- Ultrasound treatment for soft tissue management
- Electrical stimulation for pain management and muscle
- Short Wave Diathermy for edema management
The rehabilitation gymnasium at Ledgewood provides the ideal
environment for therapy. The spacious, sun filled gym provides
ample private space for each patient to receive therapy, while
other areas of the gym are ideal for group
rehabilitation exercise sessions. The gym also houses a
training kitchen, transitional bedroom suite and restroom.
Together, these areas provide a simulated home environment, ideal
for patients to practice being independent while under the
supervision of a therapist.
The short-term inpatient rehabilitation program at Ledgewood is
designed to ensure that patients receive the proper care and
therapy enabling them to return to their highest possible level of
functioning before making a safe transition to their home.
Ensuring Your Comfort
Ledgewood's short-term rehabilitation unit offers comfortably
furnished private and semi-private accommodations equipped with
complimentary cable television and telephones. Beautifully adorned
common areas throughout the first floor provide additional options
for visiting with friends and family or enjoying some quiet leisure
time. During a stay on the short-term rehabilitation unit patients
can expect to be surrounded by others with similar rehabilitation
Because proper nourishment is critical to the recovery process,
patients may select from a varied menu of appetizing dishes
exquisitely prepared to accommodate individual preference and
nutritional needs. We strive to make each patient's stay at
Ledgewood as comfortable as possible and encourage patients to let
us know of any special requests they may have.
Advanced Clinical Specialties
While Ledgewood provides comprehensive rehabilitation services
for a wide range of conditions, our clinical expertise allows us to
provide advanced, specialized rehabilitation programs for the
- Cardiac Care
- Medical Rehabilitation
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Wound and Post-Surgical Care
Safe Transition Home
A safe transition to your home environment is as important as a
successful recovery. To that end, the clinical care team works
together to address all of the aspects of planning for a patient's
When nearing completion of the rehabilitation program, the
transition program at Ledgewood provides an opportunity for
patients to practice being independent in a simulated home
environment. Through this "supervised independence" patients gain
confidence in their restored level of independence and their
ability to return to their previous environment and lifestyle. At
this time, the therapist will also assess the safety of the
patient's home environment and often make recommendations for
modifications to the environment and adaptive equipment as
appropriate. Patients may also receive home management skills
training to provide further assurance of their safety at home.
In many cases, in-home healthcare services are required for
a brief period following discharge. Ledgewood will coordinate these
in-home services (i.e., visiting nurse or physical therapist) to
assist with the transition and provide additional home health aid
for the patient. Ledgewood is affiliated with Northeast HomeCare (a member of the
Beverly Hospital's healthcare continuum), a quality homecare agency
that provides this type of follow up in-home care.
In some cases, patients are ready for discharge from Ledgewood,
but are unsure if they want to return to living independently in
their own home. In these cases, Ledgewood can help to coordinate a
temporary stay in an assisted living facility. Ledgewood is
affiliated with The
Herrick House assisted living community (a member of the
Beverly Hospital's healthcare continuum), which sits directly
across the parking lot from Ledgewood.
At Ledgewood, we try to meet all of our patient's needs in the
most comprehensive way possible. Being part of Beverly Hospital's
integrated healthcare continuum provides immediate and easy access
to an array of quality healthcare services and resources, setting
the stage for improved communication, resulting in better quality
and excellent outcomes.
Ledgewood's superior physician-directed rehabilitation programs
coupled with outstanding nursing care have resulted in increased
positive outcomes and a quick return home for our patients.