Short-Term Care

High-Quality Therapy and Support That Gets Your Life Back on Course

St. Vincent Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides high-quality short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation services for individuals transitioning from a hospital stay due to surgery, illness or injury.

Our program includes a wide range of physical, occupational and speech-language therapies designed to enable a quick, safe and effective return home with maximum independence, full functional ability and minimized risk for setbacks.

Individualized Treatment to Fit Your Unique Needs

Planning your short-term rehabilitation visit at St. Vincent begins before you even arrive. Our staff works closely with case managers and providers throughout the transition from hospital discharge to admittance at St. Vincent to make it as easy on you as possible.

Once you get settled in, our highly-trained team of physicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, social workers and nursing assistants will sit down with you to gain an understanding of your unique needs, goals and expectations. From there, we’ll develop a personalized plan of care thoroughly customized to best support you on your path to recovery.

We take care of the details so you can focus on what matters most to you – getting back home as soon as possible.

The St. Vincent Approach

Transitioning to a rehabilitation setting can bring anxiety and many questions. We’re here to support you in any way possible and show why this is the best environment for you to recover more quickly and regain your independence sooner.

It’s our commitment at St. Vincent to reduce the stress and make the transition as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable for you and your family.

Our staff will:

  • Work with case managers, providers and family members to streamline admission
  • Clearly explain the process from admission to discharge
  • Help you understand your payment options, including Medicare and commercial health insurance coverage
  • Put together your own rehab team that works in coordination with your surgeon or primary care physician
  • Give you the highest level of privacy possible
  • Be available when you need us to answer questions and address concerns
  • General or cardiac surgery
  • Joint replacement and orthopedic surgery
  • Cardiac events and interventions (such as stent insertions or treatment for congestive heart failure)
  • Strokes
  • Respiratory issues

We offer complex nursing care for a wide range of chronic and acute medical conditions.

St. Vincent’s rehabilitation services are provided by licensed Physical, Occupational and Speech-Language Therapists. In addition, our team includes Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs).

Having a complete therapy team allows patients to benefit from an integrated approach to therapy. Consistent, repetitive therapy is important for an effective and timely recovery. Rehabilitation services in a skilled nursing facility provide the opportunity to receive therapy more than once a day and at times that are optimal for you. St. Vincent offers that invaluable flexibility, in addition to the highest level of services.

Physical Therapy is provided by licensed Physical Therapists (PTs) who evaluate each patient and design a custom activity and exercise plan that builds strength and improves the range of motion for limbs and joints. PTs help reduce pain, restore functional ability and prevent disability.

Occupational Therapy is provided by licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) who perform evaluations and help customize therapy that improves the patient’s abilities to perform daily tasks, ranging from self-care to recreational or occupational activities. In addition, OTs design treatment plans and assist patients in improving function, visual, cognitive and general coordination skills. The ultimate goal of occupational therapy is to facilitate a patient’s ability to perform with the highest degree of independence possible.

Speech-Language Therapy is provided by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) who address communication, cognition and dysphagia (swallowing) deficits that may be due to injury, illness or chronic decline. SLPs provide therapeutic interventions to improve receptive and expressive communication disorders, cognitive-communication disorders and speech impairments due to various types of medical conditions and disorders. SLPs also establish communication systems for patients with hearing impairments, and for those requiring alternative communication systems. Additionally, SLPs play a primary role in the evaluation and treatment of adults with swallowing disorders.

St. Vincent’s short-term rehabilitation care program is housed on its own floor, with mostly private rooms. Residents receive 24/7 nursing care and support.

We do everything we can to prepare you for a safe return home, which means simulating your regular lifestyle and creating an environment that mimics your everyday routines as much as possible. Your dedicated team of physical, occupational and speech therapists is continuously centered around your own goals and providing flexible services at times that are best for you and your daily schedule. Our spacious rehabilitation gym is the perfect place to keep you focused, determined and relaxed as you work towards your goals.

We want St. Vincent to feel like it’s your own home. You may bring almost anything to make you feel comfortable, whether it’s your favorite pillow, your clothing, electronics or personal care items. Your room comes equipped with Wi-Fi, phone and cable television, so you can continually stay connected with loved ones and the world around you. Visitors – whether family or friends – are always welcomed.

St. Vincent is conveniently located less than a mile from Androscoggin Valley Hospital, and within an hour of Littleton Regional Healthcare, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and Weeks Medical Center.

Your safety, health and well-being are the foundation of high-quality healthcare at St. Vincent. The nursing staff is never more than a few feet away and our electronic call system ensures we always respond to anything you need in the most timely and efficient manner.

We are recipients of the 2018 & 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award and the 2019 AHCA National Bronze Award for Commitment to Quality (2019), both national honors for health, safety and quality excellence. We’re also proud of our 97% resident satisfaction level, which is well above industry standards.

  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services 24-hour nursing care, 7 days a week
  • A Medical Director to manage on-site mental health, podiatric, dental, laboratory, optometry, radiology and imaging services
  • A Case Worker is on hand to help provide any needed social services
  • Pastoral care
  • An ADA Registered Dietician who works with the culinary staff to ensure nutritional needs are met
  • A Clinical Pharmacist who regularly reviews individual medication regimes and consults with primary care physicians, nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team
  • Exercise groups & services

Full list of services

  • Spacious rooms (98% private)
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Cable television
  • Phone service
  • Personalized dining services
  • Guest meal options
  • On-site chapel with daily Mass
  • Fully-equipped beauty salon
  • A spacious rehabilitation gym
  • Plenty of outdoor space including a garden area and koi pond.

Full list of amenities

With today’s shorter hospital stays, many individuals require additional therapy and skilled nursing services for a short time following discharge from the hospital. Often, the necessary services are not practical to be provided at home. St. Vincent offers short-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation therapy that can help enable a safe, effective and quick return to independence.


If you have Medicare coverage, you may qualify for the Medicare Skilled Nursing benefit. If you have commercial health insurance through an employer, you may also be eligible for skilled nursing services. Coverage should be verified through your insurance provider or the hospital’s discharge planner. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact our Business Office Manager at (603) 752-1820.