Saint Albans Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, VT 05478
Main Phone Number: 802-524-6534
Admissions Phone Number: 802-330-4028
St. Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from an illness or injury. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. We are a WE HONOR VETERANS community partner and are VA contracted!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Neurological care and rehabilitation
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- VA Contracted
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Activity room
- Wellness programs
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Wireless Internet
Jessica Jennings, RNAdministrator
Jessica graduated from Castleton State College in May 1991 as a RN. She worked at Fletcher Allen for over 6 years as a RN III and then became the Director of Nursing at Redstone Villa. In May of 2001 Jessica became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Most of her career has been working in the skilled world. She had worked for Genesis for 11 years previously. Jessica’s greatest accomplishment is being the proud mom of two amazing boys!
Aliza Ellis, BSN, RNClinical Admissions Director
Aliza graduated from Castleton University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Following graduation, Aliza was a floor nurse working on a rehabilitation unit for a skilled nursing facility before transitioning into her role as a Clinical Admissions Director. During her free time Aliza enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with her dog Walker and being outdoors.
Leslie Davis, PT, DPTDirector of Rehabilitation
Leslie graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. She began her physical therapy career here at St. Albans Health and Rehab and became the Director or Rehab in 2018. In early 2020, she left for a short time to explore the world of Home Health, but recently returned to her role as Director of Rehab at St. Albans Health and Rehab as this facility holds a special place in her heart. When Leslie is not practicing physical therapy, she has a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Finley who takes up all of her time. Leslie and Finley enjoy hiking and mountain biking around New England. We are happy to have Leslie back on the therapy team with Genesis HealthCare and are excited to have her working with our lovely patients again!
Derek LewisDirector of Social Services
Derek graduated from The University Of Vermont in 2021. Derek has always had an interest in working in long term care. He began working for Saint Albans Health And Rehab in June 2023 as the Director Of Social Services. When Derek is not at work he enjoys being on the water with his friends.
Dr. Kasra DjalayerMedical Director
Dr. Djalayer received his license of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Complutenese (Madrid, Spain). He completed his residency at the Yale-Griffin Hospital Prevention Research Center and did post graduate training in Obesity at Harvard University and in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Vermont. His clinical interests include dementia-related behavioral disorders, geriatric medicine, and rheumatology. Most recently he has worked at Franklin Regional Hospital (Franklin, NH) and as a hospitalist at the New London Hospital (New London, NH), and the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (Brattleboro, VT). “Dr. DJ,” as he is known to his patients, has received both the Patients Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor recognition for five consecutive years (2000-2014). When not working, Dr. Djalayer enjoys cycling, tennis, swimming, and reading to keep up with current events and new medical developments.
“I like to use humor in my conversations, and find it energizing to build ongoing relationships with patients,” he said. “We talk about the details of their medical problem but also about their situation in general—any family issues or other concerns. It’s an important part of good care.”
TABATHA BARNIER, LPNDirector of Admissions and Marketing
In 2008, Tabatha started working at St. Albans as a floor nurse. Soon after, she became the Unit Manager of the Rehab Unit and then the Rehab Nurse Manager until 2022 when she became the center's Admission Director.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and camping.
Thank you so very much
"Hello Everyone, Tomorrow I am off to Brownway Residence. Probably will spend the winter there. I am doing better but have a ways to go! I think of you all frequently and of all of your kindness to me during my eleven weeks with you. Thank you so very much."
Wonderful Care and Kindness
Dear Rehab Staff and everyone who had any part in my wonderful care- I am doing good and so happy to be home with my Honey and family. Thank you again for everything. You saved my life. Also, thank you for your kindness to my husband and family. They were so worried. I'm doing my exercise, all is good. The weather isn't so good but it will get beter like me. God bless you all. You are in my prayers and in my heart always.
Victory is His!
“My Time at Saint Albans Health and Rehab: On March 20, 2019 I fell on a cruise ship and crushed my fibula in my left ankle. Following my surgery on March 30th, I was fortunate on April 4th to obtain a room at Saint Albans Health and Rehab. My leg was in a cast and I was ultimately 9 weeks non-weight bearing. Having never broken a bone (and I am 66 years old) I became very depressed. However, thanks to the dedication of the rehab staff, LNAs, and nurses- my spirits were lifted. The physical and occupational therapists helped me learn to function on one leg. I learned hop on one leg for several feet at a time. I learned how to get dressed and in and out of bed by swiveling and hopping. Two weeks ago I was finally able to wear a walking boot. Since then the physical therapists and occupational therapists had me walking with the walker 400 feet at a time and preparing food in the rehab kitchen. I leave for home today, June 19, 2019. I am so grateful for the dedicated staff that assisted me in my recovery. I also need to do a big shout out to the other residents that became close friends and welcomed me as part of the Saint Albans Health and Rehab family. I have been blessed to know everyone and will never forget them. I highly recommend Saint Albans Health and Rehab to anyone recovering from an injury or illness.”
- James A. Pelkey
"I would highly recommend this place to anyone seeking Rehab Services. The whole team, from nurses to therapists and anyone in between were so easy to work with and to get along with. It was a joy to experience that. Also, there was always plenty to eat!"
This was my first visit. I was very pleased about the way I was taken care of. If I had my issues (and there were very few), they were taken care of promptly. PT saw that I was well taken care of. Because it was my first time here, at my age, I do have particular priorities, and they were all met.
-Flora P. (90 years old)
I am very appreciative of all the help the nursing and rehab staff provided to me.
On 4/2/2021 Mark Maskell was diagnosed with COVID-19. Throughout the next couple of months, Mark remained hospitalized, receiving treatment for COVID-19 Pneumonia. Throughout his hospital stay, he required intubation, needed pressure therapy, and high-flow oxygen. Fast forward to 6/10/21 and Mark admitted to St. Albans Health & Rehab. During his stay, our Respiratory Therapist, Taylor, worked heavily with Mark to regulate his oxygen needs and prepare for a safe and successful discharge home. While at the facility, Mark was down to 4-10 LPM of oxygen, much lower than just week’s before. Taylor was able to educate him on safe oxygen use, how to manage his oxygen at home and set him up with the needed oxygen and supplies for his discharge. Though respiratory services were critical to his success, our Occupational Therapist, Jenny, was able to work directly with Mark on his ADL’s while utilizing the oxygen. A combination of respiratory and occupational services has gotten Mark back on track and ready to discharge home safely on 6/19/21.
On 7/19/2021, Frances Casey was admitted to St. Albans Health & Rehab from Northwestern Medical Center after a fall at home. During her time at St. Albans Health & Rehab, she received both physical therapy and occupational therapy. She worked on strengthening, balance, activity tolerance and use of adaptive equipment. In addition, she was an active participant in group therapy, occurring almost every day during her stay. The participation in the group therapy was a critical piece to her success and ability to return home quickly. Though Ms. Casey wanted to return home just one week into therapy services, our Director of Rehab, Leslie was able to speak with her directly and review her progress thus far, helping her to realize that she likely needed some additional therapy before returning home as we wanted to ensure that she was going to have the best outcome possible. With this additional therapy, she was able to become stronger than ever before, ensuring she would have a successful discharge to home. On 7/31/2021, she returned to home where she lives independently and has remained strong and able to actively participate in all of her regular activities of daily living.
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