Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Inpatient services are provided to patients in the hospital at Henry County Medical Center. Acute care physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are vital to patients who find themselves recovering from a surgery, stroke, a fall, a fracture resulting in needing to learn how to walk with an assistive device before going home and for those patients who just become weakened from an episode of pneumonia or another serious illness. Occupational therapy is ordered when the patient is having problems with the use of their upper extremities, self care skills such as feeding, dressing, bathing, or difficulty with problem solving and basic functional skills. Speech therapy is ordered when a patient has difficulty with eating, swallowing or speaking.


Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Outpatient services are provided at the Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation. HCMC Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation is an outpatient facility offering physical, occupational, and speech therapies to individuals in the Paris, TN area. We are dedicated to providing timely and effective treatments to help our patients return to their highest level of function, therefore improving their quality of life. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff specialize in delivering superior care and strive for excellent outcomes. We cater to all populations from birth to geriatrics.


Skilled Care Rehabilitation Services

Skilled care services are provided at Henry County Healthcare Center & Plumley Rehabilitation Center. Henry County Healthcare Center is a 136-bed facility providing skilled and intermediate care with an emphasis on rehabilitation services through the Plumley Rehabilitation Center located at 239 Hospital Circle in Paris. Plumley Rehabilitation Center focuses on rehabilitation for post surgical patients, stroke patients as well as patients who may have developed weakness and functional loss due to other medical conditions or traumas.


In Home Rehabilitation Services

In Home care services are provided through Henry County Medical Center Home Health and Hospice. Home Health is designed to provide the smoothest transition from hospital to home. Patients must be referred to Home Health and must be homebound, need skilled care in the home and be under the care of a physician. The staff provides valuable physical assessment, evaluation, and instruction for the patient and family, while closely monitoring the patient’s condition with regular reports to his or her physician.


Certified Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy


HCMC offers the services of Debbie Jelks, a Certified Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy, for children whose physicians order physical therapy. A Certified Specialist is a therapist who has passed a set of standards and testing that were set by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. This certification assures the consumers and healthcare community of the clinician’s advanced skills and knowledge base in their special area of practice. Debbie Jelks, PT, MSPT, PCS, and Director of Rehabilitation Services at HCMC, can be reached by calling 731-642-2411 or by email at