Short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing care.
The Gardens at Tunkhannock for Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania off Route 6, is just a few miles from Tyler Memorial Hospital. Our facility has 124 beds for both short term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, all on one floor. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Cable TV included
On-site Certified Nurse Practioner
IV Antibiotic Therapies
BCNEPA/First Priority/Highmark HMO/PPO
Gateway Managed MA
Gateway Medicare Replacement
Geisinger Family Managed MA
Geisinger Medicare Replacement
Geisnger Commercial HMO/PPO
UPMC Commercial HMO/PPO
UPMC For Life Medicare
UPMC For You MA
Vibra Health Plan
The care our mom has received during her
time at The Gardens has been exceptional.
All of the staff that attend to her daily needs
have been very friendly and professional. In
the ten years she has been a resident every
staff member we have had interaction with
has been compassionate and understanding.
I would recommend this facility to anyone
needing a place for their loved one.
I’ve worked her 15 years…the best part about
being employed at The Gardens at Tunkhannock
is being part of my local community and providing rehab for individuals who guided me through my life.
PT, Director of Rehabilitation
Thank everyone for being friendly and helpful during dad’s therapy and discharge planning. We are thankful for the home visit provided by therapy, their recommendations and training.
Family of Calvin Wilson
I am very pleased with the amount of time nursing is spending with my wife to make sure the wound vac is working correctly and in the right place for optimal healing.
Mr. Ervin, Husband of Joan Ervine
Anne came to the Gardens at Tunkhannock after a 4 week hospital stay. She felt physically and emotionally weak and worried she might not get home again. The nursing and therapy staff helped her get motivated and moving again. here is just some of the many positive comments Anne answered when she was asked about her stay.
What are some of the highlights of your stay? “My roommate, the clean spacious facility, the food menu…Therapy was specifically tailored to my needs”
How did you like your meals? “Loved them! Roasted Bell Peppers, pot roast… breakfa...
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Dorothy*, 91, arrived at The Gardens at Tunkhannock suffering from acute respiratory failure and acute intestinal obstruction. She had impaired cognition, trouble swallowing and generalized weakness. In addition, Dorothy was trouble keeping her balance which caused a decrease in her overall function and mobility.
Working with Dorothy, our physical, occupational and speech therapy teams developed a tailored rehabilitation plan with strategic objectives – our goal was to help Dorothy regain her independence so she could return home safely.
Dorothy’s can-do attitude amazed us all! Each day, s...
Last Week, Deb Russo, Case Manager of The Geisinger at Tunkhannock Clinic reached out to check on a few mutual patients we have. She stated her clinic would like to help out during this time of uncertainty and asked if we would put an Amazon Wish List together of items for our residents.
Our Admissions Director, Mary and Activities Director, Kellie put together a list and sent it to Deb. The list contained of individual activity items for our residents to enjoy.
"With in 3-4 days, we looked at the list and there were 102 items purchased! We live in a very tiny community, we were so overwhelmed with appreciation! Our residents are going to just love these items and it will bring so much joy to them!" - Mary Reeves, Admissions Director
We would like to extend a big 'Thank You' to Deb Russo and staff at The Geisinger at Tunkhannock Clinic for their ongoing kindness and generosity. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Gardens staff for the absolute wonderful care of our patients. We are forever grateful and so happy to help make the residents days brighter! The community support is absolutely amazing!! 132 items ordered!!
Resident, Diane Raub has been distributing beautiful handmade hats to other residents of The Gardens at Tunkhannock this year. Diane’s mother has been busy all winter creating these beautiful works of art for our residents. Her mother states that it is very therapeutic for her to make theses hats and it gives her great joy to give them away.
Diane has been giving the hats away to other residents. Many of the ladies are sporting these trendy hats. The compliments from families, staff and visitors are always positive and very complimentary.
We truly appreciate the time and energy that go into making each hat. We want to thank Diane and her mother for bringing warmth and joy to so many others. Their kindness to others is being enjoyed and truly demonstrates that random acts of kindness are a blessing. ... See MoreSee Less