Short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing care.
The Gardens at Easton for Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 181-bed nursing home in Easton, Pennsylvania conveniently near Easton Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. The center offers short-term rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. The Gardens at Easton also offers long-term care, including wound care and dementia care. Resident amenities include an arcade, spiritual room, music room, patient-operated store and outdoor gardens.
Certified Wound Care Specialist In-house
Certified Wound Care Nurse Practitioner Rounds
Trach Management & Care
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
ACP Therapy Equipment in a Full ADL Suite Equipped Gym
BCNEPA/First Priority HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Out Of State All
Capital Blue Cross Commercial HMO/PPO
Capital Blue Cross Medicare
Gateway Managed MA
Gateway Medicare Replacement
Geisinger Family Managed MA
Health America Commercial HMO/PPO
Highmark Commerical HMO/PPO
Highmark Freedom Blue
Highmark Security Blue
Horizon BCBS Of NJ
Keystone Health Plan East/IBX
Keystone Health Plan West
United Health Care Community Plan
United Healthcare Ameri-Choice
United Healthcare Commercial HMO/PPO
United Healthcare Medicare
UPMC Commercial HMO/PPO
UPMC For Life Medicare
UPMC For You MA
Vibra Health Plan
I feel happy here. I enjoy bingo and
parties. I have a good relationship with
the Nursing staff.
The staff are all nice, they listen to my
problems. I met my girlfriend here, and
they have good entertainment.
Therapy is more than just therapy.
They get involved. Activities staff are all
good. The staff here genuinely care.
Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors
We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalize...
William Hoyt came to The Gardens of Easton after being hospitalized with pneumonia and failure to thrive. Upon arrival, William was deconditioned and had difficulty:
Getting in/out of bed: Required 25% assistance
Walking: Required 25% assistance; up to 100 feet with rolling walker; was a high risk for falls
Climbing stairs: Unable to perform
Wash and dress self: Required 75% assistance
Eating and swallowing regular texture foods; was at risk for aspiration pneumonia
Working with our therapy teams, William’s goals was to regain his strength so that he could return home and regain his indepe...
The Gardens at Easton Named Among Highest Rated Nursing Homes in PA
The federal government has given 149 nursing homes in Pennsylvania – The Gardens at Easton among them – a five-star rating after tweaking the way it assesses thousands of nursing homes nationwide.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month revised its inspection process and began providing improved staffing details and new quality metrics. The changes were aimed at providing more transparent and meaningful information about the quality of care that residents receive.
See The Bethlehem Patch article listing the facilities here....
The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why
If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:
Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reali...
Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom
Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:
Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especia...
Ronald Burdge came to The Gardens of Easton having been hospitalized with worsening shortness of breath due to increased fluid in his lungs. Following hospitalization, Ronald came to the Gardens of Easton very de-conditioned, and during the evaluation it was determined he had difficulty with:
Getting in/out of bed and standing up from a bed/chair and needed 75% assist
Walking and could only walk with 75% assist up to 10 feet with a rolling walker
Ability to wash and dress myself independently and needed 75-100% assist
Safety when standing and walking and was a high risk for falls
Ability to r...
Helen Breiner came to the The Gardens of Easton after been hospitalized following a fall in which she sustained a significant left arm fracture. Following her hospitalization, Helen was unable to weight bear through her left arm. Upon admission to The Gardens, Helen had difficulty with the following:
Getting in/out of bed and chair: 25-50% assistance
Washing/Dressing: 75-100% assistance
Walking: 25% assistance up to 60 feet
Stair Climbing: Unable to perform
Standing: High risk for falls
In just a little over a month of intensive physical and occupational therapy, Helen was able to:
Donald Teeter came to The Gardens at Easton following a recent hospitalization; showing significant de-conditioning and a decrease in:
Overall leg strength resulting in limitations to my functional mobility
Getting in/out of bed and standing up from a bed/chair, now needing 75%-100% assist
Ability to walk; only able to walk 75 feet with 75% assist versus 300 feet without assist
Ability to maintain my balance with mobility and was a high fall risk
Working with Donald, our therapy teams developed an comprehensive recovery plan and workable timeline – our goal was to help Donald regain his st...
Eileen Schisler came to The Gardens of Easton having been hospitalized with a worsening vertigo condition. Combined with a history of stroke, left-sided weakness, and nerve damage to her right foot, Eileen was unable to walk or maintain her balance.
In addition, Eileen was showing signs of significant de-conditioning and an inability to carry out acts of daily living (ADL), such as independently getting in and out of bed and performing self-care.
Working side-by-side with Eileen, our therapy teams developed a tailored rehabilitation plan with strategic objectives – our goal was to help Eilee...
The Gardens at Easton Continues Six-Year Streak of Excellent Survey Results by Dept. of Public Health
January 31, 2019 — The Gardens at Easton recently underwent its rigorous annual survey from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DPH). Showing notable consistency over the past six years. This year, the results were no different, The Gardens at Easton received zero significant deficiencies and earned a 5 out of 5-star health inspection rating.
According to Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare, The Gardens at Easton has an overall rating of 5 stars, signifying that the center is “much above average.”
Overall star rating and a long history of str...
Susan Camp, came to The Gardens at Easton from a local hospital where she had been experiencing worsening symptoms as a result of spinal stenosis. Her condition included a tingling sensation and weakness in her legs and feet, and difficult walking. In addition, Susan needed assistance with a range of activities of daily living (ADL).
Working with Susan, our physical and occupational therapy teams developed a tailored rehabilitation plan with strategic objectives – our goal was to help Susan regain her independence so she could return home.
Susan’s can-do attitude amazed us all! Each day, s...
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July and Independence Day from all of us here at The Gardens at Easton to all of you at home. #TheGardensatEaston #BestStaff #IndependanceDay #4thofjuly #USA #America #Murica #LandofTheFree #HomeofTheBrave #Summer #Family #Fireworks #StaySafe ... See MoreSee Less
Some of our Residents joined The Northampton County Senior Olympics on June 27th, our Residents had a blast at the event and enjoyed in great fun and teamwork. Our Residents were grateful for the opportunity to compete and would like to thank Gracedale for hosting this event each year. #GardensatEaston #BestStaff #Olympics #SeniorOlympics #Fun #Summer #GoldMedlle #Winner #ThankYou ... See MoreSee Less
George Sanders I was admitted to The Gardens of Easton in May 2019 after being hospitalized with complications due to decreased kidney function. Following my week hospitalization, I came to the Gardens of Easton severely de-conditioned and had difficulty: 1. Getting in/out of bed and needed 50% assist 2. Transferring to/from my wheelchair with a slide board and needed 50% assist 3. Washing/dressing myself independently and needed 25% assist 4. Maintaining sitting balance to transfer to my wheelchair and wash/dress myself 5. Eating and swallowing regular texture foods and was at risk for aspiration pneumonia
With physical, occupational, and speech therapy my GOAL is to – 1. “Get my strength back and go home” to LIVE INDEPENDENTLY again!
In less than a month of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy, I am now able to: 1. Get in/out of bed with modified independence 2. Transfer to/from my wheelchair with a slide board and setup only 3. Wash and dress myself with modified independence/setup 4. Maintain sitting during transfers to my wheelchair and while washing/dressing myself 5. Ability to eat and swallow regular texture meals without signs/symptoms of aspiration George has demonstrated hard work, determination, perseverance, and commitment daily to achieve his goals. With strong therapy support, George has now reached his goals and is discharging home to LIVE INDEPENDENTLY! Our team is excited to congratulate George for all his success and wish him the best of luck as he returns home!
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Happy Fathers Day from all of us here at The Gardens at Easton to all of you amazing dads out there. #FathersDay #BestDad #Dad #Blessed #GardensatEaston #BestStaff #SundayFunday #Summer ... See MoreSee Less