• Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What types of patients go to Bel-Air Manor?

  • A variety of conditions brings patients to Bel-Air Manor. Many come for postsurgical rehab, to ensure that they get the physical therapy they need to return home physically able to resume normal activities to the highest level possible.

    Other patients are admitted from local hospitals with a variety of medically complex issues. The skilled nursing staff at Bel-Air Manor is well equipped to handle even the most seriously debilitated patients.

  • Q. What types of services are provided at Bel-Air Manor?

  • In addition to basic skilled nursing services, physical therapy, and occupational and speech therapy,
    Bel-Air Manor offers aquatic therapy in our Swim-Ex Pool, which is especially useful after joint replacement surgery. Nurses are able to provide IV therapy, wound care, and other skilled services to meet every patient’s needs.

  • Q. What is the admission process like?

  • Many patients are referred to Bel-Air Manor prior to undergoing elective surgery. Bel-Air Manor maintains close working relationships with many orthopedic, cardiac and neurosurgery practices in the greater Hartford area. Prior to surgery, patients are welcome to visit Bel-Air Manor to meet with an admissions representative for a tour and to reserve a room.

    Other patients are referred to Bel-Air Manor from the hospital when it becomes apparent that they are not yet well enough to successfully return home.

  • Q. What happens when it is time to leave Bel-Air Manor?

  • When the care team determines that patients have gained maximal mobility and the ability to return home, the social worker and discharge planner will facilitate discharge. A multi-disciplinary Care Conference is held with family members to ensure that everyone is in agreement with the course of action recommended. The discharge planner will schedule any needed services, such as home health care services and outpatient therapy, if necessary.

  • Q. How long will I stay at Bel-Air Manor?

  • While each individual patient’s length of stay will be different. Most short-term rehab patients are discharged within 30 days.