Short-Term Rehabilitation

A Place for Healing:
The Mitchell Center for Rehabilitation

“The Green House Project: the next big thing in long-term care.”
—A Place For Mom

The Mitchell Center is uniquely focused on “rehab to home” and features a full kitchen, bathing and laundry facilities to allow patients to practice the skills they’ll need to achieve the highest level of independence and safely return to a normal lifestyle.

Our goal is to help you attain maximum functionality and mobility as you recover from illness, injury, or surgery. Individualized recovery plans utilize state-of-the-art equipment and technology.


  • Superior technology, equipment and rehabilitation professionals
  • Full-time nurse practitioner on site; the only Northeast Arkansas facility to offer this service
  • Customized rehab programs developed to meet specific diagnostic needs, including intensive, acute therapy
  • Specially trained staff exceeding CNA requirements; each with 128 hours of additional education
  • 40% higher caregiver-to-patient staff ratio
  • All private rooms and bathrooms
  • All living quarters provide access to kitchen, laundry and common areas
  • Proof-positive rehabilitation recovery rates for our clients with higher percentage of successful return to home

The Mitchell Center provides the unique environment and oversight that supports superior healing and rehabilitation. Our caring physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologist will provide the personal and exceptional care that you both need and deserve. Our rehabilitation specialists understand the unique needs of older adults. We tailor our rehabilitation programs for patients who may have multiple problems—physical, cognitive, and functional.

An Individualized Approach

The Belle Meade team focuses on knowing the “individual”. This philosophy allows us to provide healthcare that is intensely personal, healthcare that takes into consideration the physical, social and spiritual well-being of each and every individual. From admission to discharge, we assist our elders in achieving their highest possible level of independence.

If you decide to make Belle Meade your permanent home, you can leverage the same intensive acute therapy as our elders in short-term therapy.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, often abbreviated PT, is a healthcare profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physical therapists.

Our therapy services are available to short- or long-term elders who have experienced strokes, falls or fractures, knee or hip replacements or other medical conditions that have inhibited their ability to perform normal daily functions.

Our physical therapists use a number of advanced techniques to help our elders improve their quality of life. Physical therapy provides intervention for health-related problems associated with stroke, arthritis, respiratory illness, and other ailments. Belle Meade is equipped to identify, correct, or compensate for your specific functional limitation. Our goal is to rehabilitate to the highest possible level of functioning for each individual to maximize his or her quality of life.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help elders and other residents relearn the daily activities of life including personal hygiene, meal preparation, and homemaking. Our therapists teach our residents how to use the right techniques and equipment to complete these tasks. We also address cognitive, musculoskeletal and mobility concerns.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists focus on improving deficits in speech and swallowing. Our therapists are professionally trained in helping elders recover from strokes or other injuries that affect speech and swallowing. Our speech-language pathologists work one-on-one with elders and residents to help them regain functional communication with a variety of methods. Belle Meade uses an interdisciplinary approach to maximize communication through verbal, visual, and/or gestural means.