Nursing & Rehabilitation

450 Waupelani Drive
State College, PA 16801

The Hearthside Community

At Hearthside, you’ll find premier subacute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care in a comfortable environment. Hearthside offers expertly trained clinical and therapy teams who provide comprehensive rehabilitation plans customized for each patient.

Hearthside utilizes state of the art technology, medically advised best practices, and a unique clinical service model to cater to our patients’ complex needs. We’re conveniently located near Westerly Parkway and Penn State University, where you’ll find numerous shops, businesses, and restaurants. Our location allows us to provide outings and engagement to our short- and long-term patients.

Think Hearthside!

Long Term Care

The staff at Hearthside concentrates on the ever-changing nature of healthcare and strives to administer a comprehensive approach. We staff a full-time nurse practitioner and physicians during the evenings and weekends. Our clinical team is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Long-term services include pulmonary care, peritoneal dialysis, wound care, and cardiac care. We strive to empower our patients through education about self-monitoring and symptom awareness to assist recovery.

Our other clinical capabilities include:
  • Lab and X-ray services
  • Pain management
  • Telehealth services
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • Tracheostomy management
  • IV fluid/medication management
  • Cardiac and stroke recovery
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Surgical drains and chest tube care
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care
  • Respite stays
  • Psychological resources
  • Electrical modalities and vital stim
Readmission mitigation program

Rehabilitation Services

Hearthside’s intense rehabilitation program offers an aggressive approach with high-tech equipment. Our expert team of therapists administers therapy seven days a week. Your recovery and transition to the home are our priorities.

Areas addressed by Hearthside therapy include, but are not limited to:
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Strength and range of motion training
  • Ambulation/walking
  • Balance training and fall prevention
  • Transfers and bed mobility
  • Prosthetics and orthotics fitting
  • Contracture management
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Wheelchair management
  • Daily living and home activities

Embassy's Shining Star Program

Our Embassy Shining Star Program coordinates activity programming with a therapeutic approach to help our residents reclaim joy and meaning through a variety of appropriate activities based on functional performance for all stages of dementia.

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