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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID-19 Second Booster Dose
The CDC recently released a recommendation for a second COVID-19 booster dose for certain persons. Specifically, a second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster. We recommend that appropriate residents receive their second booster dose. The COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are available. Please let your physician or nurse know right away if you or your loved one would like to receive the second booster.
Saint Albans Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, VT 05478
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
Melissa Haupt, RN, LNHAAdministrator
In 1997, Melissa started her life-long career in skilled nursing as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA). Following her LNA licensure, she went on to further her education at Vermont Technical College (VTC) where she graduated in 2007 with her Associates Degree in Nursing. Melissa continued her education at Walden University, going on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Fast forward and she went even further to earn her Master's degree in Healthcare Administration. Melissa knows first-hand the value of an education to career progression and promotes continuing education with her staff. The Vermont Healthcare Association named Melissa as an outstanding leader in 2015. Her previous employees and patients/residents describe Melissa as compassionate, committed and a team player. She is now the Administrator for St. Albans Health & Rehab where she will continue leading herself and the staff towards success.
Christine Johnson, RNDirector of Nursing
Christine, who currently serves as the Director of Nursing, has been with Genesis HealthCare for 13 years. Though she has been with Genesis for only 13 years, she has been affiliated with St. Albans Health & Rehabilitation for 24 years. Throughout her career, she has held LNA, Floor Nurse, MDS Coordinator, Nurse Practice Educator/Infection Preventionist and Supervisory roles. Christine is from Richford, Vermont and graduated with her nursing degree from Vermont Technical College. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, camping, outdoor activities and riding her side by side.
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!
Johanna Johnson-SherrerDirector of Social Services
Johanna started in our facility as an LNA. She quickly moved up and became a Medical Assistant to our Medical Director. After many years working as an MA, she stepped up to Director of Social Services. Johanna is not just stopping there! She is planning on attending CCV for her associates in Behavioral Science. With her compassion and care she provides the residents with comfort and reliability from admission to discharge.
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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