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Hard to believe we are already half way through the summer! In preparation for the fall COVID and Flu season and with the new COVID BA.5 variant circulating, we are recommending all nursing home and assisted living residents receive their COVID booster and Flu shots. Centers will provide access to Flu shots in September and boosters are available now.
Laconia Rehabilitation Center
175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH 03246
Laconia Rehabilitation Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurances and we are VA contracted. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from illness or injury. Laconia also has a ventilator unit. Laconia Rehabilitation Center is an AHCA Silver Quality Award Winner and a We Honor Veterans community partner!
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- ShortStay care
- 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
Ritza comes to Genesis with over 20 years experience in Management and Leadership roles in the HealthCare industry. She has managed several different levels of care including Assisted Living facilities along with other residential settings serving various different populations. Ritza has a Master’s in Public Administration in Health Care. She entered the Administrator in training program at Genesis in November 2019 and received her Nursing Home administrator’s license in 2021. Ritza is passionate about resident centered care with a high standard for quality care and great customer service.
Vercin Ephrem, MDMedical Director
Vercin Ephrem, MD is a graduate of the Lebanese University School of Medicine, where he also attended his undergraduate studies and graduated manga cum laud with a bachelor of science in biology. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. During his residency, Dr. Ephrem participated in implementing a very successful hospital medicine program that focuses on overall improvement of patients care and satisfaction. Afterward, he joined LRGHealthcare in 2006 and founded the Hospital Medicine department. He then completed his Master’s degree in Medical Education and Leadership at the University of New England and is currently an assistant professor of medicine responsible for the internal medicine clinical training. Vercin leads multiple quality initiative programs through the Society of Hospital Medicine to improve the transition of the patients to the community and reduce inpatient adverse events related to narcotic medications. His practice also focuses on population health, he follows patients through their transition into local skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers to promote the continuity of care and decrease readmissions. In 2011, he was nominated as one of the top ten Hospital Medicine physicians in the United States. Vercin is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Medical director association for long term care facilities and a member of the governor’s council for the ACP New Hampshire chapter.
Levi DufieldDirector of Nursing
Levi began working as an LNA for Genesis HealthCare Laconia Rehabilitation Center in January 2014. During the next several years Levi continued to work full time while attending Lakes Region Community College nursing program, graduating with honors in 2019. At this time Levi transitioned to a floor nurse as an RN, working mostly on the ventilator unit. In December 2021, Levi became the Weekend Director of Nursing. Levi enjoyed becoming a member of the nursing management team, and supporting the staff and residents of our facility. Levi then was promoted to Director of Nursing in March 2022. He is proud of his work at Laconia Center. His goal is to continue to support the hardworking staff and residents/patients of the facility however he can.
Pamela QueenAdmissions Director
Prior to working at Laconia Center, Pamela worked in manufacturing where she held many different roles throughout her 23years. Pamela has been with Laconia Center since April of 2021. She started as the Admissions Coordinator and has now moved up to the Admissions Director position.
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.
The nurses, therapists, social worker and housekeeping were all excellent! Thank you!
- Pat K.
Treated me well
The food was good; the staff was very good at taking care of me and treated me well.
- John V.
The stay was wonderful! The place is so clean and everyone was so nice.
- Richard T.
Everything was great
Everything was great! The food was good and the staff treated me very well.
- Ginny M.
Everything was Wonderful!
Everything was wonderful! The care and everything was great. I have enjoyed the word puzzles and the daily newspaper delivery.
- Sherry C.
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