Taylor Community parnters with Genesis to offer rehab services on Laconia campus

LACONIA — The Taylor Community and Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) have partnered to create full rehabilitation gyms in both the Taylor Home and Ledgeview residential building in Laconia, complete with a dedicated rehab team of professionals. Services will be provided in residents' rooms, around the campus neighborhood and in the new rehab gym.

The new clinic/homecare team is based out of the Taylor Home Rehab Clinic. It will provide preventative, outpatient clinic and in-home physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to residents in independent living.

Liz Pomeroy, vice president of Health Services and Organizational Development at Taylor Community said she began looking to provide rehabilitative support services for residents about a year ago. She said wanted to be able to provide the list of services, including fall prevention, strength building, improving balance, helping residents remain at home, remain maximally independent and return home more quickly if they required hospitalization or short-term stays a a skilled nursing facility.

Pomeroy added that she listened to resident feedback and worked with many local community service partners to explore these types of services for all three levels of Taylor Community living: independent, assisted living and nursing.

Genesis is a nationally recognized leader in rehabilitative services. "Together, we believe we will broaden the choices our residents have for providers; build a stronger infrastructure for service delivery to them in their own homes and community; build deeper relationships and enhanced opportunities with larger community providers like LRGH, and CNH VNA and Hospice, and continue to provide the highest quality retirement living option in the Lakes Region," said Pomeroy.