Personalized Care


Our rehabilitation suite provides a full spectrum of services. Our on-site core team includes Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Respiratory Therapists. Available to all residents in Nursing, Personal Care, Memory Support, and Residential Apartments as ordered by your physician, therapy services are offered 7 days a week, and up to 2 ½ hours per day, depending on individual needs.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists offer Orthopedic post-op rehabilitation to help individuals regain mobility, strength, and balance. Our goal is to restore function to prior level. The team utilizes adaptive equipment for mobility to increase safety and decrease fall risk. We use specialized equipment and design programs to expedite the rehabilitation process. We also provide treatment of neck, back, muscle, joint pain and dysfunction.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

This area of rehab focuses on restoring the ability to care for oneself with activities of daily living, such as: bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, and activities of leisure. A private bathing suite is available to accommodate training techniques for return to home. We provide treatment of arm, hand, and wrist disorders, as well as visual deficits. OT will evaluate seating and positioning needs for comfort and to protect against pressure wounds and falls. Our Occupation Therapists perform home and community evaluations for individuals who plan to return to their homes, and give recommendations to assure safe discharge. They also provide transition training from skilled rehab to apartments within the Sarah Reed Community.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy evaluates swallowing, communication, and cognitive disorders. The therapist reinforces safety concerns with activities of daily living to increase problem solving, and sequencing. Our on-site therapist is certified in deep pharyngeal nerve stimulation, a treatment which can assist individuals in being able to tolerate regular liquids.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

This type of treatment is highly effective for upper respiratory and pulmonary diseases and disorders. We focus on increasing the resident’s ability to participate in active rehabilitation and reduce probability of hospitalization for common diseases such as pneumonia, COPD, and congestive heart failure.


Trusted for Generations

Founded in 1871, we’re a private, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community in the City of Erie. Governed by a Board of Directors, we provide comprehensive housing, services, and nursing care at one location.

Residential & Personal Care Apartments

Offering a variety of spacious accommodations with dining and housekeeping services tailored to meet individual needs, Sarah Reed provides comprehensive nursing services that let you remain in your apartment as your needs change. Learn more>

Memory Support

Residents with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and memory impairments can take advantage of Zurn Pavilion, Sarah Reed's special care unit. Licensed under Personal Care Home regulations, this cozy area is ideal for residents who require a safe, secure area with increased supervision. Learn more>

Skilled Nursing Care

We provide short- and long-term nursing and skilled care on a 24-hour basis. This is ideal for short-term rehab stays, as it offers skilled services that help residents return home quickly. A dedicated short-term wing is available within this area. Learn more>


Offering a full range of rehabilitation services, our team approach is designed to meet the needs of short-term rehab residents as well as those who can benefit from services in all levels of care. Learn more>

Respite / Short-Term Stays

Offering the opportunity to stay in any level of care for a temporary period for recovery following hospitalization, Caregiver Respite, or to sample the Sarah Reed lifestyle before committing to a longer stay.


The therapy I received for my knee replacement surgery was great! I stayed in the Skilled Nursing Facility and everything was just great. Having a private room was so important to me.

— Kathy K.

Never did I think I could like living in a nursing home but I really do! After a heart attack and broken hip, I can no longer live alone. The staff here is so helpful, and my room is very comfortable! I especially enjoyed the physical therapy I received.

— Francis F.

When we walked in and saw the bright, spacious apartment we knew this was the place for us! We love the view from our apartment. Everyone here was so welcoming and made us feel right at home!

— Theresa K.

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