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Our Clinical Residency Program

NHC Rehabilitation is proud to offer the Geriatric Clinical Residency Program. The program, APTA accredited since 2009, is committed to equipping Physical Therapists to be leaders in geriatric rehabilitation by developing advanced knowledge and skills in direct patient care, management of geriatric rehabilitation programs and teaching.

The purposes of NHC Geriatric Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program are to prepare graduates who will:
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical skills in treating geriatric patients in a variety of practice locations including: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term Care, Home Care and Outpatient.
  • Manage a geriatric rehab program in a cost effective manner as evidenced by efficiency and budget compliance.
  • Contribute to the profession and to the geriatric specialty by teaching Physical Therapy students and practitioners.
  • Be prepared to take the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialty Certification Examination.
This residency program utilizes:
  • Small group classroom work
  • Guided independent study
  • Continuing education workshops
  • Mentoring by clinical faculty in a variety of settings where geriatric patients receive health care
  • Opportunities to teach concepts related to geriatric Physical Therapy
While enrolled in the program, residents are employed by Professional Health Services, a division of NHC, and provide patient care at one or more of NHC's owned or managed Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care centers, outpatient programs, home care programs, or locations that may also include acute care. Residents are eligible for NHC's full-time benefit packages.

Applications are processed through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency/Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Choose NHC Geriatric Clinical Residency from the Residency Directory on the website to locate information about the program and, when ready, to submit your application documents.

If you have any questions or are a current NHC employee, contact the Program Coordinator, Sara Hoffman, at shoffman@nhcrehab.com.

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