Sweet Brook ServicesBy Susan Bush
12:00AM / Friday, February 03, 2006
Williamstown - The Sweet Brook Transitional Care and Living Centers offers not only residential health care services but short-term stay and outpatient services as well.[see related story "David Ranzer's Miracle"]
The facility is well-equipped to offer physical and occupational therapy and other services to people who are expected to make a return to their homes, said Director of Rehabilitative Services Jane Edge.
"A nursing home isn't always a place where people stay [long-term]," Edge said. "That's why that name is 'Sweet Brook Transitional Care and Living Centers.'"
The 183-bed facility at 1561 Cold Spring Road includes an Alzheimer's Unit in addition to a transitional care unit, she said.
The rehabilitation services staff includes an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a speech therapist and assistants in each therapy category, Edge said.
Those recovering from fractures, joint replacement, soft tissue injuries, multiple trauma, brain injury, stroke, and a wide range of other injuries and illnesses can benefit from short-term stay or outpatient services, Edge said.
"We have a wonderful rehab facility, we take short-term patients and outpatients and our outcomes are good," she said. "Most people [who receive rehabilitation services] return home."