Friendship Rehabilitation & Recovery - a transition from hospital to home


The Select Rehab team at Mennonite Friendship Communities is committed to providing individualized programs to meet each guests' needs with outstanding results and excellent quality of care. All guests are empowered to meet and exceed goals in order to maximize their safety and independence.


Wheaton House provides a warm family environment for guests on their road to recovery. Each house features an inviting dining room and comfortable living space. There are 10 private bedrooms, each with a private, fully accessible bathroom.


Each bedroom comes furnished with an armoir, a night stand, a side chair and a flat-screen television. Guests may choose their own temperature for their rooms and Internet access is available.


The therapy staff offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and 24-hour clinical care by RN or LPN staff.


Physical therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to maximize function and independence. Physical therapists work with individuals to prevent mobility loss by developing programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Through careful evaluation and planning, individual programs are developed, which include:


          * Therapeutic exercise

          * Falls prevention

          * Functional mobility training

          * Gait training and transfer training

          * Modalities to address pain, edema, and range of motion needs

          * Balance retraining


Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on maximizing independence in functional daily living skills. They develop customized plans and objectives to address not only self care, but also vocational and leisure goals. OT begins with an evaluation and a program is established with consideration for individual goals and needs, including:


          * Community integration Home evaluation and management

          * Activities of daily living, retraining for independence and safety

          * Splinting and orthotic management

          * Adaptive equipment recommendations and training

          * Seating recommendations and wheelchair positioning



Speech/language pathology

Speech therapy assists in relearning communication through speaking, reading or writing. It also helps those who have difficulty swallowing or those who have memory problems. The speech therapy program will focus on maximizing communication, assist with memory problems and improve swallowing skills through individual plan:


          * Communication skills

          * Oral-motor strengthening

          * Cognitive linguistic retraining

          * Writing and reading

          * Augmentative and alternative methods of communication

          * Dysphagia evaluation and treatment for aspiration and diet education


 Email Joye or call her (620-663-7175) with your questions

or to initiate a recovery plan to follow your hospital stay.


 The Select Rehab team at Mennonite Friendship Communities has extensive experience in caring for the senior population. The focus of the care is on facilitating our residents to return to their highest practical functional level, including - whenever possible - discharge to home. Services integrate nursing care, therapy, activities, dietary and other departments to enhance the independence of each guest.


Mennonite Friendship Communities | 600 W. Blanchard, South Hutchinson, KS 67505 | 620-663-7175 |