Short Stay Senior Rehabilitation Lutheran Senior Services

Short-Term Rehabilitation for Seniors in Missouri and Illinois

REACH Home Faster

REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to recovery and rehabilitation services following surgery, illness, or injury. Open to patients of all ages, including seniors, our welcoming setting allows you to work hard and rest well. With a team focused on person-centered care, we’ll work with you and your family to prepare a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals in our state-of-the-art physical therapy gyms. REACH guests also enjoy complete access to the full host of amenities available at each of our communities.

To learn more about our REACH philosophy or to schedule a tour at a Lutheran Senior Services REACH Short Stay Rehab site near you, complete our Contact Us form.


Our specialized approach includes:

  • Interdisciplinary expertise from a team that includes licensed nursing, therapy, nutritional management, social services, and spiritual care
  • Physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapy provided up to 7 days a week according to your care plan
  • A focus on improving activities of daily living to your highest potential
  • Personalized meetings to set goals and prepare for a successful transition home

A sample of services and therapies offered:

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) therapy
  • Dysphasia (communication) therapy
  • Fall management and balance training
  • Home management skills
  • Home safety assessment
  • IV therapy
  • Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor retraining
  • Lymphedema management
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • Respiratory therapy
  • TPN administration
  • Wound care
  • Edema control

Facts to consider

Our REACH Short Stay Rehab guests’ hospital readmission rate is less than half the national average (10% compared to 21%).

An average of 18 days is needed to reach individualized therapy goals.

96% of REACH Short Stay Rehab guests would recommend Lutheran Senior Services.

Medicare bundled payments

We participate in the Medicare initiative called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI), Model 3. This aligns hospitals, doctors, and other providers to give you higher-quality, more coordinated care. This coordinated care is not just for a day, but for an entire episode of care. BPCI creates a smoother transition from the hospital to a REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation site to home.

To learn more about short stay rehab, visit our Helpful Resources page, or talk to one of our Clinical Liaisons by emailing

Hear from other REACH guests

"I had a complex case that was treated extremely well. Upon arrival, I had trouble balancing without falling. I had a goal of walking by a certain date, and the progress we made on my goals had myself and my wife in awe. I met my goal thanks to the care REACH at Lutheran Senior Services provided."
- Jon
"I was in very bad shape when I arrived at REACH. Their staff did everything they could to get me on my feet and moving again, and got me back home quickly, and on time. The always knew what I needed to do to reach my goals, even with my complex condition."
- Donna
"The staff was very knowledgeable. Nurses followed doctors’ orders to the mark. Information was relayed to CNA’s and communication was always clear. We were very impressed with both the community itself and the staff."
- Shirley
"REACH at Lutheran Senior Services provided me with everything I could think of during my transition home. They supplied us with both equipment and information, both of which helped tremendously. They gave me information on a home accessibility company, who was excellent, as well as tips and techniques for continuing to improve my condition while at home."
- Allene
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