Fort Gaines Health and Rehab

our services

Enhancing the lives of those we serve means understanding that every situation is different and may require a menu of quality care options and health care solutions. At our community, we offer a variety of services designed to ensure proper care—whether it’s in your current state of health or when needs change in the future.


Because we have many types of care under one roof, if the time comes when your health care needs change, you won’t have to look far for additional care resources. We’ll be right here to help

We want you to know you’re not alone—we’re here to help make care transistions easy. Our admissions team is ready to assist and is only a phone call away.

Short Stay/Transitional Care

Quality Care—24/7

Perhaps you or someone you care for has had a serious illness and needs a place to recover and regain strength.  Or maybe you’ve had a major surgery and need a community that offers all the necessary resources in one location so that you can get better faster.

At Mission Health Communities, our short-stay skilled nursing and transitional care services can be instrumental in helping you get back on your feet in a comfortable and safe environment.

Our staff of highly trained nurses, physicians and therapists will assist you with every step of your journey, providing quality medical attention and attentive support.

Our goal is to work with you and your family to create a care plan that honors your individual preferences and needs. We treat the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—with compassion and attentive care

Nursing care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and our rehab program offers physical, occupational, and speech therapies to help patients enhance or regain their independence. Additionally, we also provide short-stay rehabilitation, long-term care, respite care, and hospice services.

Because of our strong relationships with area hospitals and healthcare centers, we are able to promote seamless transitions and care for our patients and residents.

Our short-stay | transitional Services

orthopedic care

Orthopedic care at our community utilizes a holistic approach that helps enhance your quality of life. Our program is designed to help accelerate rehabilitative recovery following joint replacement surgery or joint injury and offers the following:

• Proven clinical outcomes
• State-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment
• Experienced rehab therapists
• Newly renovated facilities
• Designated short-term wing
• Restaurant-style dining

Cardiac Management

Our cardiac management program is designed to stabilize and manage cardiac conditions to transition patients back home quickly. Working with local cardiologists, referring physicians and local hospitals, we focus on the medical and subacute rehabilitation needs of each individual patient by designing targeted treatment plans based upon specific cardiac diagnoses. It is our goal to provide you the tools necessary to proactively gain control over your health and well-being.

Pulmonary Management

We utilize an interdisciplinary approach designed to stabilize and manage pulmonary conditions so that patients can transition back home quickly. With a focus on educating you and those who care for you about your condition, we help you set goals for getting back to a healthier lifestyle. We believe that the more you understand your condition, the more effective your treatment will be.

Wound Care Management

Our team includes health care practitioners and nurses who specialize in wound care management, promoting the rapid healing of abrasions, lacerations, contusions, avulsions, diabetic foot ulcers, venous and arterial ulceration, and traumatic and surgical wounds.

Intravenous (IV) Therapy

When necessary, IV therapy delivers needed fluids, specialty medications and nutritional supplements to our residents.

rehabilitation therapy services

We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of those we serve. That’s why we offer our residents and outpatients comprehensive therapy services to help promote a fast recovery and a better quality of life. If you or someone you care about is in need of physical, occupational, or speech therapy, our programs can help you in your recovery process.

rehabilitation services include:

Physical Therapy

Our experienced team of physical therapy professionals includes licensed physical therapists and licensed therapy assistants. Our therapy team makes it their mission to provide residents and outpatients with state-of-the-art therapy regimens while providing encouragement.

Occupational Therapy

With occupational therapy sessions, we focus on helping residents and patients get to a point where they can accomplish their personal goals, reach milestones, and ultimately, be able to function independently. Our program benefits individuals with physical, developmental, or cognitive and perceptual disabilities.

SpeECH therapy

Our speech therapists specialize in assisting residents and outpatients with a wide range of speech-related disorders and disabilities. Speech therapy services are available for individuals who are experiencing speech and language disorders, voice disorders, cognitive communication disorders, dysphagia, and other speech-related issues.

What can Skilled Rehab do for you?

Our community features a skilled rehab team who works with each patient and their family throughout the care process. We customize rehab plans so that the care reflects the individual’s needs and preferences. Our staff will assist with the transition through levels of recovery care.

What's the benefit to patients?

Skilled rehab can benefit patients by providing care for a number of situations including:

  • Rehabilitation care due to fractures or joint replacements
  • General wound care
  • Acute medical conditions
  • Interim medical care following a hospital stay
  • Respiratory care
  • Treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke recovery
  • General rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline
  • Diabetic rehabilitation

What will I do at a Skilled Nursing Community?

When you arrive, you will be assisted to your room and will participate in the admission process, which includes discussing your health and status. We understand that for the first day or so, everything is new for you so we encourage you to ask lots of questions and/or voice any concerns that you may have.

You will also be seen by a therapist on the day you are admitted. After your evaluation is completed, the therapy team will begin your individualized plan of care. This plan determines the frequency and duration of your therapy. We offer therapy services seven days a week along with group programs and individual activities to suit your interests. We design activities that encourage you to participate as much as possible in daily life during your stay with us.

What should I bring?

Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. We recommend sweat pants and sweatshirts or shorts and t-shirts for therapy appointments. Please bring rubber-soled shoes as well. You’ll also need every day items such as undergarments, pajamas, socks, a robe, and slippers. You may also wish to bring a light sweater or jacket and your preferred toiletry articles.

How is Skilled Nursing different from a hospital?

Skilled nursing provides mostly short-term nursing or rehabilitation services. The typical patient has just been discharged from the hospital and still needs additional daily medical care prior to returning home. You might be recovering from a planned surgery or suffering from an unexpected medical crisis such as a hip fracture or serious infection. A hospital is a health care center where people are admitted because of accidents or various diseases, but stay there on a limited time basis.

long-term care​

The Long-Term Care program at Mission Health Communities serves those needing 24-hour nursing care for an extended period of time, while also providing a range of physical, speech, and occupational therapies as appropriate. We also provide respite, palliative, and hospice care.

resident enrichment

Whether tailored for individuals or designed with a group in mind, daily activities are an important aspect of life at our community. We encourage residents to improve their overall health and make new friends by participating in a variety of activites. Options include stimulating and therapeutic exercise classes and off-site outings to nearby restaurants or other attractions. We also host movie nights, sing-a-longs, and ice cream socials on a regular basis.

Dining & Meal Services

Nicely appointed dining rooms offer residents a fun way to socialize, meet new friends, and interact with others while they enjoy chef-inspired fare that can be tailored to meet dietary needs. Our dining staff is dedicated to making dining and meal services healthy and uplifting.


We offer ample opportunities for religious and spiritual enrichment including ecumenical worship services and access to spiritual care providers.

respite and hospice

We understand that caring for a family member or friend is a heartfelt commitment but it can also be demanding. Sometimes you just need to rest and rejuvenate. Our respite care program can help. And for end-of-life comfort, we offer hospice care.

Respite: Give yourself a break.

We provide a safe, comfortable environment for your loved one—one that is staffed by our compassionate health care professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And because we offer extended visiting hours, everyone will enjoy the benefits of greater flexibility and more time when it comes to scheduling your visits together.

Signs of caregiver burnout:

We’re only human—no one can do it all. If you’re caring for someone you love and have experienced any of these symptoms, our respite care program can provide you with a well-deserved break.

• powerlessness
• change in eating/
• emotional exhaustion
• overreacting to criticism
• irritability
• frustration
• isolation
• feeling tired all the time
• feeling trapped
• resentment
• anxiety/panic attacks

Hospice: Letting go with dignity and compassion.

When someone we love is approaching the end of life, our main concern is for his or her comfort. In our Community, we believe that everyone has the right to die in peace and with dignity, and according to his or her wishes. We provide palliative and end-of-life hospice care through local hospice providers. Our goal is to make this precious time as comfortable and peaceful as possible for your family. Your hospice team may include nurses, a social worker, home health aides, clergy, and volunteers. Spiritual and grief counseling is available, along with extended visiting hours for families.

patient satisfaction
matters to us

Fort Gaines Health and Rehab is committed to providing you accessible information to make informed decisions about your health care and about our services. As part of that commitment, we use a national, standardized survey to measure our patients’ experiences. This survey is administered by the National Research Corporation (NRC). A brief survey is given to short-stay patients just prior to their discharge from our community. All other Fort Gaines Health and Rehab residents, patients and families are surveyed annually.

We use the results of these surveys to help improve our services for you. We also share this information with you to help you make a more informed decision. These patient surveys offer our patients an opportunity to rate their experiences and share comments, which are then displayed anonymously on this page.

We do not post comments that are libelous, slanderous, profane, or otherwise inappropriate or may risk the privacy of our patients or residents.

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Award Winning Care

As an American Health Care Association (AHCA) quality award winner, our community strives to achieve, and exceed, industry standards for excellence and quality care.

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