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Welcome to Gaylord

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord is widely recognized for its leadership in treating patients with a spinal cord injury, brain injury, or stroke and those requiring pulmonary, cardiac, or complex medical care, as well as sports-related injuries. Gaylord is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited for all inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and has specialty accreditation for its spinal cord, stroke, and brain injury programs. Gaylord is one of two long-term acute care hospitals in the world, and the only one of its kind in the U.S., with this unique level of CARF accreditation.

The system is anchored by Gaylord Hospital and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and compassion.

When Traumatic Brain Injury Comes Home: Ten Tips for Family Caregivers

When Traumatic Brain Injury Comes Home: Ten Tips for Family Caregivers

Being a caregiver for a loved one with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be an overwhelming challenge, filled with uncertainties and changes. 

Dorene Scolnic, LCSW, CCTSW, a licensed social worker at Gaylord Hospital, acknowledged that families caring for someone with TBI often face a multitude of unique challenges, including managing their loved one's physical issues, understanding their changes in thinking and shifts in behavior, and dealing with communication problems. 

"It's important to understand that when someone has a life-altering event like a TBI, the entire family is affected," Scolnic said. 

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Receives $50,000 Grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, November 15, 2023 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, has received a $50,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Anne Hope Bennet and Ruth A. Meier Funds to support general operating needs.

The grant will be used to support campus renovations, improvements to outdoor areas for therapeutic healing and relaxation for patients and families, and the professional development and recruitment of nurses and other staff.

2023 Healthcare Hero: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

2023 Healthcare Hero: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Hartford Business Journal
November 13, 2023

Noting a significant gap in community exercise resources available to individuals with paralysis and other physical disabilities, a team from Gaylord Physical Therapy, Cheshire, created Exercise for Life (EX4L), a free, high-intensity exercise program that has been shown to improve participants’ strength, function, and ultimately, their quality of life.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Exercise for Life program has empowered more than 50 individuals with varying physical capabilities to pursue their individual fitness goals and regain their independence. The program fosters strong social connections among participants, creating a sense of community that promotes inclusion and mutual support.

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