Residents of Dadeville and the Lake Martin area will no longer have to travel to a larger city to receive inpatient rehabilitation services.

That’s because Dadeville Healthcare Center recently cut the ribbon on an extensive renovation that brings an inpatient rehabilitation center to the community. The Rehab Center at Dadeville Healthcare offers all private suites and a new, state-of-the-art therapy gym. Government officials, business people, doctors and hospital staff members attended the ribbon cutting celebration on April 20.

Rehabilitation gym at The Rehab Center at Dadeville Healthcare.

Rehabilitation gym at The Rehab Center at Dadeville Healthcare.

“This is an exciting time for our center and the Dadeville community,” Dadeville Healthcare Center Administrator Kim Russell said. “We recognized a need for inpatient rehab services in our area and have stepped up to meet it.”

The therapy gym is equipped to support physical, speech and occupational therapy. An occupational therapy kitchen will allow patients to learn how to complete tasks for themselves when they return home. Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants will help patients use the exercise equipment to regain strength and independence.

“Offering a rehab center is more than just renovating a building and adding equipment,” Russell explained. “We now have an in-house nurse practitioner on staff to better treat the complex medical needs of our rehab patients and coordinate care with the patient’s doctor.”

One of 12 private patient rooms at The Rehab Center at Dadeville Healthcare.

Private patient suite at The Rehab Center at Dadeville Healthcare.

Patients will access The Rehab Center through a separate entrance. Once inside they’ll find all private suites, each with a private bathroom and shower. The rooms are equipped with large, flat-screen TVs and all of the amenities a patient will need during his or her short-term stay. Rehab patients also have access to an outdoor courtyard.

“We envision this center serving people from the surrounding community and farther away,” Prime Management’s Regional Operations Consultant Brantley Newton said. “Many people in Birmingham, Montgomery and Auburn have vacation homes on Lake Martin. Now, their spouse can receive inpatient rehabilitation while they relax nearby at the lake.”

The Rehab Center and adjoining skilled nursing care center are a locally-owned, family business that also operates skilled nursing care centers in Alexander City, Goodwater and LaFayette.