German Centre
Short Term Rehab

  Short-Term Rehabilitation

2222 Centre Street
W. Roxbury, MA 02132-4097

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Outstanding Short Term Rehab Care

At German Centre on the Deutsches Altenheim West Roxbury campus, we provide the highest level of care to our residents. Situated on a picturesque 14-acre setting on the outskirts of Boston, the beautifully landscaped campus offers a warm and welcoming environment. Our short-term rehabilitation services are located in the Carl J. Ludwig Transitional Care Unit (TCU), one of Boston’s most respected short-term certified post-acute care facilities. Residents can experience the best short term rehabilitation available. Daily therapies are tailored to meet the patient’s individual needs. Our goal is the same as yours: a return to independence as quickly as possible. Personalized attention by a skilled and compassionate staff truly helps facilitates one’s recovery.

Accommodations and Amenities

The newly-renovated rooms allow for personalized care. These spacious semi-private rooms feature complimentary television, wi-fi and telephone. Short-term rehab patients will have access to gathering spaces such as an open dining room with an ever-changing menu of delicious, freshly made items; sun-filled solarium, fitness center, hair salon, non-denominational chapel, 24-hour visitation options, and welcoming outdoor spaces, including patios and gardens.


Our newly renovated rooms feature a half-bathroom, large windows, individual air and heat control.


Three meals a day prepared by a trained culinary chef and served in a private dining room. Additional gathering spaces include a light-filled solarium, activities room, fitness center, hair salon, non-denominational chapel, and outdoor patio.

Short Term Rehabilitation Services

We offer post-operative subacute care 24/7 including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies seven days a week, orthopedic rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary care, stroke recovery, nutritional counseling, pain counseling, IV antibiotic treatments, wound care, hospice, respite, and palliative care. Therapy services are also offered on an outpatient basis. Our comprehensive rehabilitation services ensure superior care to help you regain your strength.


Lectures, concerts, arts and crafts, games, exercise classes, documentaries and movies, religious services, holiday celebrations, salon days and more.

Customized Care Plans

Our skilled staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs, such as medication administration and incontinence management. We tailor our support services to benefit an individual’s needs.


Deutsches Altenheim accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Please call our Admission Department at 617-325-1230 or email to learn more.


“This is just a short note to thank the entire staff at the Ludwig TCU for the excellent care they gave my wife. My wife, who can be very fussy... Read More

“This was one of the nicest rehabilitation centers I have been to. Thank you for everything!”

“Everyone provided excellent help, especially nursing, PT and OT staff. They were very professional, encouraging with hopeful attitudes. Please let the staff know how much I appreciated their excellent senior... Read More

“I appreciated all of the excellent care my mother received and she loved everyone there from the staff to the residents. All of the skilled nursing staff, CNTs, PT/OT, case... Read More

“Thank you for the wonderful care that you gave to my dad. I was so impressed with the thoughtful care that he received at the Altenheim. Everyone went out of... Read More

“I was very satisfied with all of the staff. Food was excellent, rehabilitation services also excellent. Good job by all. Very positive experience. Left German Centre in better health and... Read More