Make Syracuse Home your #1 Choice for Short-Term Rehabilitation

Our program helps people get back to their lives feeling stronger, healthier and more confident than ever. To learn more about short-term rehab, or how to prepare, feel free to browse the frequently asked questions below. If you should have any additional questions, please contact Karen Carson, Admissions Coordinator at 638-2521 or

What is short-term rehabilitation?

Short-term rehabilitation at Syracuse Home provides therapy for individuals recovering from, stroke, cardiac/post operative surgery, cancer, respiratory illness, joint replacement or accident.

Our program has a full team of doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists, nurses, social workers and nutritionists who work with patients and family members to develop an individualized care plan.

Our professional team is compassionate, dedicated, and committed to excellence. We utilize the best state-of-the-art therapy to help promote healing, restore strength and activity.

What should I do if I am in the hospital and in need of short-term rehabilitation?

If you have an unexpected illness or accident, we are prepared to assist you with your short-term rehabilitation needs. 

If you are planning surgery, please let us know ahead of time. We can verify your insurance and pre-plan your admission to our program. We encourage you to tour our facility before your planned surgery.

It is important to communicate with the hospital that you would like to come to Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place for your short-term rehabilitation. The hospital discharge planner will ask you for several choices for your rehab facility. They will contact us with your anticipated discharge date, but it is always helpful if you or a family member contacts us too.

 The hospital will work with you to coordinate your transportation to our facility when you are ready.

What should I bring for my rehab stay?

  • Comfortable clothes - easy on, easy off
  • Sneakers or comfortable, safe supportive shoes
  • Laptop or iPad
  • Personal toiletries

Forget something? Don’t worry. We have any item you may need during your stay, provided to you free-of-charge!

What services and amenities do you provide?

Welcome gift, restaurant-style dining, room service, guest meal options, complimentary phone, cable, WiFi, computer access, daily activities, laundry service, and on-site beauty/barber shop. 

How long can I expect to be in short-term rehabilitation?

We always have your best interest at the forefront of everything we do. While each person’s rehabilitation needs are unique, generally, those needing short-term, in-patient rehabilitation may participate in our program for as little as a week to several weeks. We start planning your return home the first day you arrive.