Skilled Nursing Services at Seneca Place

Our services for patients requiring 24-hour nursing care, Seneca Place offers the following specialized services:
  • IV therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Total parental nutrition (TPN)
  • Wound care services
  • Short-term rehabilitation
  • Hospice care
  • Respite care
  • Feeding tubes
  • Respiratory care
  • Pulse lavage-cleansing, trauma and other soft tissue wounds
  • Pastoral care
  • 24-hour visitation
  • Telemedicine


Upon arrival at Seneca Place, the rehabilitation or medical program starts as prescribed by the patient’s progress and the extent of services required. The program begins immediately after hospital discharge, as soon as five days after undergoing surgery such as an orthopedic procedure. A short-term visit usually lasts from two to 12 weeks.
Rehabilitation therapy is an important part of Seneca Place’s complete care program. Run by the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (CRS), the short stay rehabilitation program offers an alternative for patients who can tolerate only a few hours of rehab a day. As a premier provider, CRS is utilized across UPMC in the acute care hospitals, and UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. In collaboration with the Institute and CRS, Seneca Place offers a Road to Rehab program, allowing patients to move through levels of physical therapy as they progress.

Transitional Rehabilitation Unit

The Transitional Rehab Unit (TRU) at Seneca Place is a short stay rehabilitation unit designed to meet the needs of patients being discharge from the hospital, acute care setting, or doctor’s office. These patients require additional therapy before returning home or progressing to an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
Through its partnership with the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (CRS), the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, and the Road to Rehab Program, the TRU provides a higher level of care than traditional skilled nursing rehabilitation facilities. CRS is a premier provider of rehabilitation services utilized across UPMC in the acute care hospitals, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and the UPMC skilled nursing facilities. Under the direction of a board certified physiatrist, CRS will administer, monitor, and evaluate individualized therapy treatment plans with the following goals in mind.


  • To promote a safe and timely transition for short term rehab patients as they progress to the next level of rehabilitation
  • To provide individual patient focused rehabilitation services
  • To promote quality care and provide continuity of treatment plans
  • To promote appropriate utilization of benefits

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