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Dear Families: Indoor visitation of your loved ones can only be offered in skilled nursing and assisted living centers residing in communities without high COVID positivity rates and in centers that are COVID-free for a period of time (according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS/Federal Government), State and/or County Health Departments and internal Genesis policy). Click here to learn more about the current status of the Center's visitation practices and what to expect when visiting your loved one indoors. Please know that we are doing everything possible to provide you with visitation access as soon as possible to your loved ones in accordance with regulations and safe practices.
Laconia Rehabilitation Center
175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH 03246
Laconia Rehabilitation Center has been well-known in the New Hampshire Lakes Region for quality care since 1968. Laconia Center offers Skilled Rehabilitation as well as LongTerm Care for those who require 24-hour care. Laconia recently added a 12,000 square foot unit to accommodate ShortStay Orthopedic Rehabilitation patients. This new Progression Transitional Care Unit provides state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Services for those recovering from an acute illness, injury or post-surgery and it offers private rooms, bathrooms and hotel-like amenities.
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- ShortStay care
- Transitional Care Unit
- LongTerm care
- Ventilator Care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Psychiatric services
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- VA Contracted
- Vitality to You
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Private kitchenettes
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Wellness programs
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Country kitchen
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Upgraded linens and bath towels available
Paula AyotteAssistant Center Executive Director
Paula joined the team at Laconia Rehabilitation in July 2019 as the new Assistant Executive Director. Paula's background is primarily in Human Resources and has spent the last 20 years working in various industries including the federal government and bio-science. Paula also worked as the Director of Business/Human Resources for Benchmark Senior Living in Waltham, Ma. It is here she developed her interest in the long term care industry. Paula has a Bachelors in Human Resources and is now working towards her Bachelors in Long term care Administration.
Sue Fleming, RNCenter Nurse Executive
Sue graduated from NHTI with her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1985 and went on to receive her Registered Nurse ADN. She worked in ER nursing until 2006. She was one of the first nurses in the State of NH to receive certification as a SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner). Sue came to work for Laconia Rehabilitation Center in 2006 and was the nurse manager for both the Skilled and Ventilator Units. She was promoted to Director of Nursing in January of 2018.
Stephanie RittgersAdmissions Director
Stephanie graduated with a BA degree in English/Communications from Syracuse University. She has been with Genesis since 2005 as a Director of Admissions for several centers. She has been with Laconia Rehabilitation Center since early 2010.
Jason Kenny, OTR/LDirector of Rehabilitation
Jason graduated from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in History. In 2000, he received his Masters in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Jason has been a practicing OT in a variety of settings including: inpatient acute care, outpatient with a focus on post-CVA, home health. Since 2007, Jason has been working in the SNF setting at Genesis Rehabilitation at Laconia Center. He was the senior therapist until being promoted to Director of Rehabilitation in June of 2017.
Compassionate & attentive
I really enjoyed my time at Laconia Center. Coming here after the hospital gave me my strength back. All the staff were compassionate & attentive.
"I had a very positive and productive experience in rehab services. Each and every team member was dedicated to their work. It has been a remarkable stay and I will miss the staff; they truly listened and responded to my needs, physically and emotionally and even spiritually. Might I please also add housekeeping and recreation. Thank you!"
Thoughtful, caring, friendly
Admission diagnosis: Total Knee Replacement. Approximate duration of stay: 1 week. "Coming to the facility after surgery gave me the confidence and reassurance to go home. The staff was very thoughtful, caring, friendly."
"Working with therapy helped me to navigate uneven grounds."
Can't say enough good things
Former 1960 US Olympic downhill skier and medal winner Penny Pitou, recently had a stay at Laconia Rehabilitation Center. When asked about her stay, Ms. Pitou stated, "I can't say enough good things about the staff here at this facility. This was an unfortunate injury, however, the relationships I have made and people I have met during this time were all positive. I came here to overcome pain and gather some tools and techniques to be home and continue to heal. I am confident leaving the facility today because I have those tools."
S. Adams was admitted to Laconia Rehabilitation Center on 9/16/20 for a prosthetic knee joint infection. She discharged to her home with outpatient services from Pemi-Baker Home Health. Ms. Adams had this to say about her stay at Laconia Center, " You have a very good staff, RN's and LNA's are good"
Got my strength back
E. Jacques was admitted on 9/29 following surgery for a broken hip. Ms. Jacques was discharged on 10/12 and had this to say about her stay, "I feel like I got stronger by being here. The staff is really nice."
Patricia H. was admitted to Laconia Rehabilitation on 9/22/20 following hospital stay for a fractured hip. She was discharged back home with VNA services on 10/13/20 and had this to say about her stay at the center, " Your help was so nice and you have incredible people working here. I got very attached. That is so important as you get older."
Now I can walk independently
They must know I love root beer; I get some every meal! I am so glad that I have improved. When I came here I couldn't walk, I thought I was going to die. I even had a priest come and visit. But now I can walk independently. I owe it to Genesis; all the aides, nurses, and therapy helping me along. My legs were weak and I was nervous, just to stand was frightening. But they reassured me that I would be able to stand. All in all, I'm very happy that I have come as far as I have in the short time I've been here. I prayed to the Lord to help me, and here I am! I am very pleased and hope I keep it up.
- George M.
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