When you or a loved one are in the position of needing nursing care —long-term or short-term— how the care is delivered is just as important as where. At the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation (CLR) we care for each patient in a manner that preserves individual dignity and at the same time ensures the delivery of timely and excellent medical care. It’s the right care, right here.


Your stay at CLR includes medical consultations. Our staff includes an on-site family practitioner, full-time nurse practitioners, a wound nurse, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, a geriatrician, and a geriatric dentist. And because we’re located on the SVHC Bennington Campus, specialty physicians are literally steps away and readily available to provide needed follow-up care.

Comfort is important too. CLR offers clean, comfortable accommodations. Residents and patients have a direct phone line, Wi-Fi Internet access, and the use of many activity rooms and common areas.

Many healthy and delicious food options to fuel their recovery efforts. All menu options—including those on our special pub menu—are available through room service or in a newly remodeled restaurant-style dining room.

Going home immediately after an accident, illness, or surgery isn’t always an option. For those times, the CLR offers the ideal home-until-you can-go-home setting in which to recover, regain your strength, and receive the care you need to ensure your transition back to home, life, and work goes smoothly. For more about Short-Term Rehabilitation, click here.

When you know you are going to need rehabilitation after surgery, it’s best to plan in advance. Arrangements can be made for you to view and select your suite before your surgery. You can rest easy knowing that everything you need is already in place.

At-home caregiving can be the best option for some families, but even the most dedicated caregivers sometimes need a break. CLR offers Respite Care stays from as short as one night to as long as you need. While under our care, your loved one will receive care that resembles as closely as possible the care they receive when at home or with you.

There’s a lot of thinking and research that goes into choosing a long-term care facility. The right facility cares for both the needs of the resident as well as the resident’s family. For more about Long-Term Rehabilitation, click here.

Whether your family is coping with a life limiting illness or preparing for the end of life, this deeply emotional time requires extra care and comfort. CLR is here for you. We provide warmth, professionalism, and expert medical care in a comfortable suite with a private garden.

160 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-1547

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For directions to CLR, click here.

To visit Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, park in parking area P7.

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