Individualized healthcare and family values
The professionals at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center are dedicated to providing high-quality long-term nursing and subacute care to the Merrimack Valley since 1982. Our goal is to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for every one of our residents.
Hannah Duston is situated on lovely grounds in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in a setting described by residents as “pleasant and comfortable.” Hannah Duston offers elegant dining, common social rooms, and finely decorated living accommodations. Also, nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.
Hannah Duston is proud the be the home of a Whittier Health Network Transitional Care Unit. The Whittier TCU at Hannah Duston provides patients with that extra bit of post-hospital care and physical rehabilitation they need to transition back home safely after a hospital stay or orthopedic procedure.
The Whittier TCU at Hannah Duston
Getting home after your acute rehab stay or orthopedic surgery can be a challenging experience.
Hannah Duston is here for you with all of your post-op needs!
The Whittier Transitional Care Unit at Hannah Duston offers short-term rehabilitative care for patients who need additional time to transition to home safely after their hospital stay.
Located inside our facility, nurses and therapists will help you return home as soon as possible and function independently at the highest level possible. Your post-operative plan is catered to your surgeon’s protocols, while care is managed by a collaboration of our doctors and your surgeon.
The Whittier Transitional Care Unit at Hannah Duston is your place for physical rehabilitation after spinal surgery, or total knee and hip replacement—and these are just a few of the diagnoses we can handle! Call us for more information.
Our Team of Compassionate Caregivers
Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Together, they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize their patients’ potential each day of their stay.
Residents may choose to have their primary physician provide their care. However, if that is not possible, our facility staff will assist in selecting a physician that meets the resident and their families’ approval.
In conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, a resident’s physician will develop an individual program of restorative care for each resident. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical, and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet but surpass state and federal guidelines.
• Age 22 or older
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.
We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• IV Therapy (Central Lines)
• Wound Management
• Respiratory Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech-Language Therapy
• Medication Monitoring
• Patient Teaching
• Discharge Planning
• Nutrition Counseling
• Podiatry Services
• Dental Services
• Optometry Services
The rehabilitation program is led by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation and physical medicine. The physician has an interdisciplinary group of highly trained and motivated specialists to round out the team – physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, cognitive therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists, and nutritionists.
All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success. We strive for healthy outcomes. That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.
Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions, including a variety of support groups that allow residents to learn more about their condition, share experiences with others, discuss concerns, and build lasting friendships.
Intravenous and Central Line Program
For some patients, intravenous antibiotic therapy is the most effective treatment for fighting infection. For those patients whose physicians have prescribed intravenous antibiotics as part of their healthcare program, an IV and Central Line program is offered, which allows them to continue their therapy in the comfort of our facility.
Residents are always busy if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes and meet others with similar interests.
Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs, and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are also tea socials, ice cream parties, and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.
In addition to our activities room, we have a music room, an activities room, a library, and an entertainment room.
How to Make a Referral
Referrals can be made by contacting Hannah Duston Healthcare Center directly. Please refer to the list below for insurances accepted. If you want to confirm insurance information on Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, please call the facility directly at (978) 373-1747.
Medicare and Insurances Accepted
We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:
• Workers Compensation
• AETNA/US Healthcare
• Anthem BC
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
• CIGNA/Healthsource MA/NH
• Fallon Community Health Plan
• Focus Healthcare
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
• Holland Compcare
• Neighborhood Health Plan
• Tufts Associated Health Plan
• Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
• United Payors/United Providers
Religious Services & Support Groups
We recognize that the spiritual needs of our residents are fundamental. Religious services are held on-site, and clergy of different faiths visit regularly.
Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from others who have loved ones in similar situations.
Patient support groups are held regularly. Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences, and more.
My mother, Eleanor G., was there for 10 days of rehab, and the entire staff was terrific. They gave her great care.
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My mother, Eleanor G., was there for 10 days of rehab, and the entire staff was terrific. They gave her great care. Her therapist really helped her back to health and gave her confidence in herself. They "ALL" made her stay there very enjoyable, and the food was excellent. Thanks to all of you.—John N.More Patient TestimonialsContact UsWe love to hear from our community and are happy to assist in your healthcare needs. This form is not...
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I was here for nine days after being transferred from Mass General. The healthcare was superior. They attended to my every need. Kudos to Maryanne Burke and her staff for the best in recovery care. —James P.More Patient TestimonialsContact UsWe love to hear from our community and are happy to assist in your healthcare needs. This form is not for medical questions. If at any time you have urgent medical questions, please contact your...
For the first time in years, we are breathing a little easier, knowing she is armed with the tools she needs to stay safely at home…Thank you to the entire team at Hannah Duston!
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I cannot say enough about the wonderful care and support Hannah Duston provides! Our Dad was in and out of hospitals and rehabs for years and Hannah Duston was the first facility to diagnose him, which led to us getting him the support he needed. So when our Mom fell and broke her hip and was being transferred to skilled nursing, we immediately requested Hannah Duston. Our Mom is 80 years old, so when she broke her hip we immediately...
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hannah Duston staff are always generous with their time and enthusiasm for the residents. They truly treat them like family. There are so many activities - you can often hear live music from the lobby and see the residents dancing in their seats. Hannah has a TCU for the short term patients that are focused on rehabilitation and getting back home. They receive quality rehab throughout the day with exceptional nursing care.—Peyton A.More...
Everyone at Hannah Duston was a pleasure to communicate with and went over and above to answer my ongoing questions
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial“I just wanted to say hello and thank everyone for taking such great care of my Aunt, Rosemarie. Everyone at Hannah Duston was a pleasure to communicate with and went over and above to answer my ongoing questions. She is doing well at home, but certainly misses all of the staff at Hannah. Leaving was just as hard for her. Everyone made her feel really special. What an emotional day December 15th was for all of us. Please accept this note for...
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial I was so relieved when my grandmother wound up at Hannah Duston. She had been at other facilities that A: she didn't like or B: I didn't like. The facility was always clean and the staff members were always good to her. They were amenable to little requests, like using special soap for her showers or making her tea off-schedule. She lived in a double room with a roommate. It wasn't fancy, but it was clean and spacious enough for her needs....
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center is run by Administrator Alfred Arcidi III and a team of dedicated healthcare professionals.
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Alfred L. Arcidi III, NHA Administrator, Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Alfred attended Merrimack College, graduating with a Degree in Communications in 2006. He has been working for Whittier since 2002 when he started as a production...
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Suzanne Gitschier Director of Admissions, Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Suzanne Gitschier was born and raised in Haverhill and attended NECC to earn her Associates Degree in Business. Suzanne is also the newest admissions member of...
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Maryanne Burke, RN Case Manager, Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Maryanne Burke’s desire to help people started 40 years ago as an EMT. She knew then that she could do more for her community, so she went to nursing school and got her...
News + Updates
Hannah Duston Healthcare Center was voted the #1 Senior Living facility in the Greater Haverhill area by readers of the Eagle Tribune and the Haverhill Gazette!
Over 20,000 votes were cast for more than 1,800 different businesses, people, and places by over 1,200 different residents of the Greater Haverhill Area, and Hannah Duston was voted Greater Haverhill’s Best of 2022. “The staff at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center are...
Michaela Carlson, LSW Director of Social Services at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, discusses the role of the Social Worker in the skilled nursing setting.
We recently sat down with Michaela Carlson, LSW, Director of Social Services at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, to talk about the role of the Social Worker in the skilled nursing setting and how that role has become even more important in these last few years. What...
As of November 23, Hannah Duston Healthcare Center has 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Hannah Duston Healthcare Center has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. CURRENT...
There’s a ‘silver tsunami’ on the horizon; as the baby boomers in America reach their senior years and as longevity increases, there will be an increase in demand across all industries, particularly in the healthcare system. The students of the CTE (Career Technical...
Big News! Whittier Health Network skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units will be able to vaccinate new admissions!
Procare Pharmacy was approved by the state of Massachusetts to start distributing the Moderna vaccine directly to all WHN skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units in MA, which will enable us to vaccinate our current residents and any NEW admissions that...
In the News: Hannah Duston Healthcare Center receives COVID-19 shots – as covered by the Eagle Tribune
Earlier this month at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill MA, staff and residents received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the Eagle Tribune was there to cover the event! Read the story here.
Directions to Hannah Duston Healthcare Center
From Route 93: Route 93 to 495 North – Take Exit 108. At the top of the ramp, go straight (Monument Street.) At blinking lights, go straight and on your left is Hannah Duston – across from Haverhill High School.
From Route 95: Get on Route 495 South – Take Exit 108. At the top of the ramp, take a left onto Route 97. After going over the 495 overpass, take your first left onto Monument Street. At the blinking lights, go straight and on your left is Hannah Duston, across from Haverhill High School.
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