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Using a compassionate, person-centered approach, United Zion Retirement Community offers 24-hour professional short-term rehab nursing care in Lancaster, PA (Lititz) for recovery from an illness, injury or surgery. Therapeutic services, coordinated through a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, focus on restoration of an individual’s maximum independence.

Comprehensive discharge planning allows for a more successful return home. United Zion has a long track record of outstanding outcomes with its skilled nursing and rehabilitative services.

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Inpatient Therapy

Receive coordinated physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

Our trained therapists use the latest techniques, including ultrasound with e-stimulation, OmniCycle™ (therapeutic exercise system with motor-assist technology), and more.

Amenities During Your Stay

While therapy strengthens the body, the Rehabilitation Center guests have plenty of choices of recreation, socialization, and spiritual activities.

Short Term Rehab Care in Lancaster, PA - DiningGuests appreciate the home-like feel of the Healthcare Center, from the newly-remodeled private rooms, to the neighborhood model approach to living and dining spaces. Guests enjoy the quality of their short stay care and the family atmosphere.

Dining in the rehabilitation center is focused on our guest’s preferences. We offer a full menu from 7AM – 7PM so guests are not restricted to particular dining times and have the ability to adjust based on their daily therapy schedule and desires. Guests have a dining service representative who helps with meal orders, food delivery, and dietary needs. Plus, there is the opportunity for in-room fresh snacks like smoothies and home-made baked treats. The rehabilitation lounge is fully stocked with fresh wellness snacks and beverages all day long. All meals are made to order. Ask today to see our menu for short-term rehabilitation.

Easy Future Care Transitions

Those who spend time at our short-term rehab facility in Lancaster County, PA often request to return to our community when planning for future care or when choosing residential living options, such as an apartment or cottage due to the quality of care they receive.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why consider short-term rehab at United Zion Retirement Community?

Located in Lititz, Pennsylvania (among the rolling hills of Lancaster County, PA), United Zion Retirement Community provides short-term rehab. Guests choose United Zion for many different reasons, including:

  • Person-centered care: United Zion Retirement Community’s person-centered lifestyle approach to care enables rehabilitation guests to maintain their own unique lifestyle preferences within an atmosphere of warmth and dignity
  • Rehab plus nutritional needs: We offer the latest in therapy techniques and a unique culinary program that incorporates rehabilitation needs with the nutritional needs of the rehab guest
  • Planning & transitioning planning: Short-term Rehab guests find their participation in their care planning and discharge planning help them successfully transition to home
  • History of care: With over 115 years of service to Lancaster County, generations have been coming to us for quality services and the family atmosphere of a small, friendly community

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What are the meals like for those in short-term rehab care?

We offer concierge room service dining experience in our Short-Term Rehab unit. Our hospitality attendants will discuss with the guest their food preferences including meal and snack times. The attendants know the therapy schedules so they can work with our rehab guest to ensure meals fit the demands of their therapy sessions. This might mean a lighter meal prior to a long session of physical therapy, coupled with a heavy post-therapy snack. Or it could be a protein rich meal to ensure proper nutrition for muscle building that is occurring with therapy. The extensive menu includes steak and seafood as well as smoothies and freshly baked snacks.

Contact us to learn more about our Short-Term Rehabilitation.

Learn more about community life at United Zion here.

What short-term rehab accommodations are available?

Each Healthcare Center accommodation is a private room with fully-accessible bath and a window to our lovely hilltop views. Many of our private rooms have their own dedicated bath; while other private rooms share a bath in a suite arrangement with one other room.

All rooms are arranged in a neighborhood-model setting, which gives a home-like feel. Each neighborhood of 12-17 residents consist of a:

  • Living room with fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen

Also, our retirement community has the following to enhance the choice of services and activities:

  • Wellness suite
  • Full-service salon
  • Library
  • Community rooms
  • Chapel

Learn more about available skilled nursing accommodations in the Healthcare Center information packet. You can also contact us with any questions!

In addition to short-term rehab, what type of care is offered at United Zion?

In addition to short-term rehab, United Zion Retirement Community offers:

Learn more by downloading the Healthcare Center information packet. You can also contact us with any questions!

What additional help is there to cover the cost?

In addition to an individual’s own personal resources, United Zion Retirement Community is Medicare and Medicaid certified, enabling acceptance of all supplemental plans and long-term care insurance. Coverage on some Medicare replacement plans may vary depending on network participation. If eligible, there are VA benefits that can help supplement cost. We also work with long-term care insurance. Contact us with any questions!

How does the short-term rehab admission process start?

To get started, request information and get an application here. Completion of the application and providing supporting documents, along with appropriate medical information is the first step.

  • If coming from home, a home visit is preferred to establish a plan of care best suited to an individual’s needs and goals.
  • If coming from a hospital for short-term rehab, make sure to mention to the hospital’s case manager about your interest in United Zion.

Request an informational brochure and application here.

How is Skilled Nursing Care different than Personal Care?

In the Healthcare Center for skilled nursing care (which includes short-term rehabilitation care), residents are provided with medically-necessary services as well as assistance with daily living activities and mobility support. Care in the Healthcare Center is overseen by Registered Nurses (RNs), with the support of LPNs and certified nurse aides (CNAs). Due to the more challenging needs of the residents in Healthcare, there is a higher ratio of staffing to residents.

Personal Care Services are about keeping the resident’s maximum independence with non-medical supportive services. Personal Care assists with activities of daily living, such as medication management, incontinence care, meals, social activities, housekeeping, and daily reminders. Care is overseen by licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with support of medication technicians, certified nurse aides and resident aides.

How does Skilled Nursing Care differ from a Nursing Home in Lancaster, PA?

Skilled Nursing Facility is just another name for Nursing Home. However, often people use the term “nursing home” to refer to any senior living facility, including Personal Care.

Is United Zion Retirement Community considered a Skilled Nursing Facility and/or Nursing Care Facility according to the State of PA?

Yes, United Zion is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania as a nursing home, also known as a skilled nursing facility. Learn more here.

Is Skilled Nursing Care only provided on United Zion’s campus?

Yes. United Zion is a Life Plan Community offering:

We do not offer home care services at this time.

Do I need to have already been living at United Zion in order to be eligible for short-term rehab or long-term care support in the Healthcare Center?

As a benefit of the continuum of care offered to residents, current United Zion residents do have priority access to the Healthcare Center. However, we also take those outside of those currently living at United Zion. Contact us today in order to hear when a unit becomes available.

What services are included in the Healthcare Center for Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled nursing care includes:

  • Registered nurse (RN) oversight, with direct care by licensed professional nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs)
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies include the latest techniques to restore an individual’s maximum independence
    • These therapies are coordinated with social services, spiritual care, life enrichment activities, and dining services to provide a lifestyle-oriented approach
    • A variety of educational, social, spiritual, and recreational programs offer personal fulfillment suited to one’s own interests

Additional services include:

Learn more about available skilled nursing services and rates by downloading the Healthcare Center information packet. You can also contact us with any questions!

What if my family or friends want to visit?
  • Can children, grandchildren, or friends visit me and spend the night?
    • Visitors are always welcome. However, in the Healthcare Center, overnight guests are not allowed. There are a number of nearby hotels for family (see below). Overnight guests are allowed in Residential Living.
  • Are there nearby hotels for them to stay at?
    • There are several hotels in the area including Hotel Rock Lititz. Please let us know, as resident’s families may receive discounted rates at some local hotels.
  • How close are you to an airport or train station?
    • There are 4 nearby airports:
      • Lancaster Airport (10 minutes)
      • Harrisburg International Airport (1 hour)
      • Philadelphia International Airport (1.5 hours)
      • BWI: Baltimore-Washington International Airport (1.5-2 hours)
    • The Lancaster train station is a 15-20 minute drive away
How much does Skilled Nursing Care cost?

Please request an informational brochure or contact us to learn about pricing.

Does Medicare and/or Medicaid pay for it?

Short-term rehabilitation (if approved) can be covered under your health insurance like Medicare. If you are qualified for Medicare, Medicare will help pay for your long-term care stay.

How do you pay for Healthcare?

Residents are billed monthly at United Zion. Contact us with any additional questions you have.

Is Skilled Nursing Care tax deductible?

Please discuss this with your tax professional.

What are the age requirements?

United Zion Retirement Community is focused on supporting adults 62 years of age and older.

What are the benefits of Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled Nursing Care in our Healthcare Center provides 24/7 medical care for your love one, including end-of-life hospice care.

In additional to the medical care, it also includes assistance with daily living activities (like meals and housekeeping), social activities, and spiritual support.

This assistance helps residents live their life to the fullest and provides comfort to those that need it.

Is there a waiting list?

Please contact us to find out about availability.

How far in advance can I get on the waiting list for Healthcare?

Feel free to contact us and submit an application to let us know that you are interested in becoming a resident at United Zion’s Healthcare Center, either in preparations for rehab after a planned surgery or for future long-term care needs.

However, please consider applying for Residential Living or Personal Care, as United Zion residents do get priority access to Healthcare for both long-term care and short-term rehab.

What kind of social activities take place in Healthcare?

Residents have a large selection of activities to choose from, including individual, small group, and large group activities. These activities could include:

  • Reading
  • Board games
  • Bingo
  • Trivia
  • Crafting
  • Painting
  • Listening to music
  • Singing
  • Music concerts
  • Fitness classes
  • Outdoor activities
  • Prayer group
  • Bible study
  • Book club
  • …and so much more!

Some residents also enjoy the outside areas or taking walks. Chapel services are offered at least 6 times each week.

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