Short-Term Senior Care and Senior Rehabilitation in Bismarck, ND

Returning to the life you love starts here.

When surgery, illness or injury keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, senior rehabilitation services at our Benedictine living community in Bismarck, ND, can help speed your recovery. Inpatient short-term rehabilitation helps individuals recovering from complex medical issues such as stroke or traumatic injury who need 24-hour care in a fully equipped senior rehabilitation center.

“I am very thankful for choosing Benedictine-Bismarck Short-Term rehab care. When I came here after surgery, I was unable to take care of myself; paralyzed from the waist down. I felt my life as I knew it was over. Monday through Friday, several hours every day I worked with three service lines of Therapy. Weeks later I stood on my own feet for 42 seconds. I knew I would walk again and with hard work I am now able to walk with a walker. I am living independently in the Assisted Living Community and loving my new way of life.”
– Cathy Ackerman, Benedictine-Bismarck Current Assisted Living Guest

There are many rehabilitation options throughout the region, but few can compare to Benedictine’s clinical expertise, service, compassionate care, and treatment outcomes.

We differentiate by having an in-house therapy team, which allows you to get to know your therapists, and allows them to work in collaboration with other team members and your physician, to ensure the right treatment plan works for you. U.S. News and World Reports ranks Benedictine Bismarck as being above average in areas of rehab staffing, and patients returning home as compared to our peers (out of more than 15,000 nationwide).

For those who are recovering from surgery or injury and are able to live at home, we offer outpatient therapy sessions in our senior rehabilitation centers. In either case, the goal of our professional, caring staff is to help the individual recover independence, move confidently, communicate effectively, and manage activities of daily life with little to no assistance.

Based on an individual’s needs, a rehabilitation plan may include treatment for:

  • Physical therapy for seniors
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy for seniors
  • Strength, flexibility and endurance development
  • Pain management
  • Inflammation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Stroke recovery
  • Contractures
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Wound healing
  • Joint replacement recovery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Fall prevention

Call (701)-751-4224, or use the form on this page to learn more about the short-term senior care options available in Bismarck, North Dakota, for you or your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Physical therapy helps individuals regain strength, mobility and balance. Occupational therapy is aimed at improving an individual’s ability to perform everyday tasks and adapt to their physical environment. Speech therapy seeks to improve or restore the ability to communicate verbally and to enhance eating or swallowing skills.

A team including a doctor, nurse, social worker, dietitian and therapists can provide care, guide your rehabilitation process, and work in partnership with you and your family members.

When you’ve experienced a significant or life-threatening injury or illness, major surgery or an emergency trauma, your physician may prescribe short-term inpatient rehabilitation to assist in your recovery. For more information, read our blog posts, Short-Term Rehabilitation: A Closer Look and When Is Short-Term Rehabilitation Needed?

Medicare does provide coverage for inpatient rehabilitation. Your individual coverage and costs will depend upon the circumstances of your admission. For more information, visit the Medicare website.

When an injury, illness or surgery has compromised some of your functional abilities, but you’re still healthy enough to live at home, your physician may prescribe outpatient rehabilitation. To learn more, read our blog posts, Outpatient Rehab: A Closer Look and When Is Outpatient Rehab Needed?

Medicare does provide coverage for outpatient rehabilitation. Coverage details for specific types of therapy can be found on the website: