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. It is the only rehabilitation system licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Connecticut that is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for both inpatient and outpatient programs.

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.

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Defying Gravity with Aquatic Therapy

Rehab Management Magazine
By Kaila Morin, PT, DPT, CBIS
July 28, 2022

The pool is a unique healing environment that has proven to accelerate the recoveries of many neurorehabilitation clients. Aquatic therapy is quickly gaining in popularity as a highly effective adjunct or alternative to land-based therapy due to the immense inherent beneficial properties of water.

The simple addition of aquatic therapy into a patient’s plan of care may propel their progress, enabling them to stand on their own, take their first unassisted steps, climb stairs, or achieve other milestones for the first time in weeks, months—or even years!

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The Key to Complex Rehab Coverage for Power Bases and Seats

Rehab Management Magazine
by Melanie Hamilton-Basich
August 3, 2022

Being able to use wheelchairs with specific power bases and power seat functions such as power recline, elevating leg rests, and power tilt is essential for the well-being of certain clients. But it can be difficult to convince insurance companies of this, especially when you factor in the complexities of the system. With recent changes to the justifications for complex rehab insurance coverage, it’s more important than ever to provide ironclad documentation to secure coverage for the wheelchair equipment and functions clients need to live their lives as fully as possible.

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Gaylord Healthcare in Wallingford looks to update medical records system

By Devin Leith-Yessian , Record-Journal staff
July 27, 2022

WALLINGFORD — The State Bond Commission is reviewing legislation to award $4.5 million in state funding to Gaylord Specialty Healthcare to cover part of the cost of a new electronic medical records system.

The MEDITECH Expanse system will replace an 18-year-old system no longer supported by the manufacturer and which also isn’t compatible with the systems in use by the acute care hospitals in the state. The overhaul will streamline the process of referring patients to and from outside care providers, including other hospitals, reducing paperwork for staff and patients alike, said Kathy Reilly, Gaylord’s director of healthcare advocacy and legislative liaison.

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