Going home immediately after an accident, illness, or surgery isn’t always an option. Offered through our on-campus Centers for Living and Rehabilitation (CLR), SVHC’s sub-acute care combines physical, occupational, and speech therapy to help patients regain the strength and skills needed to transition safely and confidently home.


Located in the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, our sub-acute or short-term care facility features the best care available. The Centers earned a deficiency-free rating on our last survey and was voted best nursing home by the Bennington Banner’s Reader’s Choice Poll.


As a sub-acute care patient, you’ll stay in a comfortable, private suite. CLR is pleased to offer more private suites than any other local provider. For patients having surgery prior to stay, arrangements can be made for you to view and select your suite in advance. Once you’re here, you’ll have access to a team of occupational, speech, and physical therapists. An on-site rehab gym and simulated apartment setting allow you to regain your strength and mobility and master basic life skills safely. 

Short-term patients at CLR have excellent access to medical care. A board-certified physician is on-site two days per week, while nurse practitioners are present five days per week. Our full-time nursing staff is always available. In addition, residents receive care from physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists as often as seven days a week. A geriatrician and a geriatric dentist are also on hand. And because we’re located on the SVMC campus, specialty physicians are literally steps away and readily available to provide care and assessments as needed.

Clean, comfortable accommodations include a direct phone line and Wi-Fi Internet access. Private suites are available. A computer lab and rehabilitation gym, in addition to several activity rooms and common areas, are available for patients to use.

CLR features many healthy and delicious food options in their newly remodeled restaurant-style dining room and in residents’ rooms via room service. Daily specials and a unique pub-style menu means that all residents can find options they enjoy.

Centers for Living and Rehabilitation
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 I.


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