HighPointe on Michigan offers the finest in rehabilitative and medical subacute care in a state of the art facility. Short-term rehab provides individuals who have complex medical and rehabilitation needs with integrated, comprehensive and cost-effective inpatient care designed to promote independence that helps get you home. Often, individuals need subacute services after an injury, illness or as a result of a chronic disease. Subacute rehabilitation is a good choice for individuals who are medically stable to leave the hospital, but who require further skilled services and monitoring in order to return home safely.

What is it that makes HighPointe’s subacute rehabilitation different? As part of Kaleida Health, the largest health care organization in WNY, HighPointe has immediate access to services connected to a full continuum of care. This care is designed to promote independence and to transition patients back to the community. Michael Murphy, Director of Long Term Care at HighPointe expressed great value to HighPointe’s prime location in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Corridor. “HighPointe is located just across the street from Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute. This location gives our patients immediate access to tertiary medical services and follow up from Buffalo General Specialty physicians. Doctors and providers can literally walk across the street to see their patients which promotes better outcomes. In addition, the Kaleida Health infrastructure of electronic medical records makes healthcare management seamless.”

Rehabilitation modalities offered include:

• Physical Therapy

o Restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function and quality of life

o Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries

o Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities

o Patient/family teaching for discharge readiness

• Occupational Therapy

o Assists individuals in restoring physical and cognitive ability through participation and engagement in everyday activities

o Provide education and training in activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, home financial management, and kitchen tasks

o Encourages exploration of and adapts leisure and work activities to skill set of individual

• Speech/Swallowing Therapy

o Evaluate and treat communication disorders to improve speech, language, and cognition

o Assess swallowing ability, customize diet plan, and optimize swallowing function

• IV Therapy

o Accommodates patients requiring intravenous feeding or antibiotic therapy

Who can benefit from rehabilitation services?

• Individuals recovering from a variety of conditions and disorders such as:

Orthopedic Conditions

- Total joint replacements, bone fractures, sprains, arthritis, and spinal injuries

Neurological Conditions

- Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Guillan Barre


- Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack.

General Medical Conditions

- COPD, Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders, Wound Treatment, Infections, Burns.

Licensed therapists in addition to nurses, dieticians, physicians and social workers, round out the rehabilitation team. “Our dedicated and strong rehab providers are proficient in creating an individualized plan for recovery”, Renu Verma, Manager of Rehab Services shared. “They work closely with the physician and follow their protocol to maximize functional outcomes for the patient”.

The commitment of the entire staff at HighPointe is hard work and quality outcomes for patient’s maximum return of function and independence. As part of healing the whole person, not just the injury or disease, HighPointe offers patients all the comforts of home… beautiful green space, balconies and comfortable rooms allowing patients to heal in a relaxing and productive environment. Recreational activities provide an outlet for socialization and sensory stimulation. Personalized meal options add to the café style dining experience. Families and friends are encouraged become part of the support network that helps drive the energy for the journey home. Heather Martindale, Rehab Nurse Manager, makes it her personal commitment to welcome every patient into the facility. “It is so important for our patients to make a human connection to our staff from the moment they reach our door. This is why we take the time to just talk one on one to come to a better understanding of what each patient expects and whatit will take to get them home.”

HighPointe on Michigan also provides long term residential care; offering a nurturing environment while assisting residents in living enjoyable, comfortable, dignified lives.

The highly qualified staff includes board-certified geriatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists, dietitians, and social workers. Pastoral care provides spiritual support and services and the activities department offers a wide variety of leisure activities, games, field trips and celebrations.

Other services include:

• Dental care

• Foot care

• Financial assistance

• Laundry

• Barber/Beautician Services

• Gift Shop

• 24-Hour security

The staff at HighPointe welcomes anyone to make an appointment for a visit. To schedule your Short Term Subacute therapy stay and reserve a bed prior to your scheduled surgery or to arrange for a tour, please call 716-748-3106. HighPointe on Michigan is located at 1031 Michigan Street, Buffalo, NY 14203