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Shelby – An Optalis Health & Rehabilitation Center specializes in post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care following a hospital stay. With our advanced therapy, authentic hospitality, and commitment to our guests – you’ll immediately understand why Shelby is a top-rated rehabilitation center in southeastern Michigan.

Located in the heart of Macomb County, Shelby continues to be one of the area’s leading post-hospital providers of advanced clinical care and comfort. We are proud to say that we are the only facility in the surrounding area awarded one of the “Top 5 Best Nursing Centers in Michigan” by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report for an unprecedented 5th year.


  • Spacious Suites, 72 Private Suites
  • Commitment to 5-Star Quality Care
  • State-of-the-Art Therapy Gym
  • Exquisite Dining with Chef-Prepared Meals

Our Care Services

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Rehabilitation and Therapy

Shelby sets the highest standard in short-term rehabilitative care after a hospitalization, surgery, or acute medical event. With its 10,000-square-foot therapy gym, our facility delivers a winning combination of advanced therapy equipment and an exceptional team of specially trained therapists to meet your every rehabilitative need.

Our Rehabilitation Environment

The new therapy gym at Shelby has the area’s finest state-of-the-art equipment for the best rehabilitative care:

  • Training suites that include a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and laundry facilities — the ultimate environment to improve performance on activities of daily living
  • A walking track, a full-sized Cadillac to learn safe vehicle transfers, and variable walking surfaces to simulate walking in the outside community
  • Simulation Stations to encourage flexibility and build hand/eye coordination
  • Safe patient handling devices and body weight support systems
  • Recumbent cross-trainers, treadmills, and upper-body cycles

Physical, occupational, speech-language, and outpatient therapies are all available at Shelby. Additionally, the rehabilitation team at Shelby is skilled in the delivery of the Rivetus​ Rehabilitation iHeart© Rehabilitation Program, Lymphedema Therapy, VitalStim®, Falls Prevention, and LSVT Big and Loud.

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Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care

Long-term care provides personal care support services to residents that can no longer independently perform activities of daily living.

Shelby recognizes this important stage of life and honors it with signature long-term care that enables you to continue enjoying life’s pleasures free from worrying about diminishing mobility and autonomy capacities.

Services include:

  • Physician care
  • Regular visiting physician specialists
  • Physiatrists (Doctors of Physical Medicine)
  • Attentive and trained staff members – 24 hours per day
  • Dental, podiatry, and optical services
  • Licensed and registered therapists, including physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists
  • Nutritional therapies with IV and enteral feedings
  • Medication administration and management
  • Emergency call systems in each suite and bath
  • Private and semi-private suites with private baths
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Respite Care

Respite Care is a short-term care option that provides personal support to caregivers seeking temporary respite to relieve stress, restore energy, and promote health.

Caring for a loved one is a feat of compassion and responsibility. Shelby offers signature respite care that allows you to relax and recharge while your loved one receives the best care in well-appointed, homey surroundings.

Take a pause. Take a vacation. Let us help you in giving the best care your loved one deserves.

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Shelby offers signature end-of-life care that allows residents to experience their final days with peace of mind and dignity. Our skilled medical professionals understand that a dignified passing is an elemental part of a good life. They are dedicated to providing first-class care in an environment carefully manicured for reflection, relaxation, and release.

For a list of hospice care services, please contact us directly.

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Managed Care

At Shelby, we accept various managed care insurance plans, including Medicare Advantage and Medicaid, which can help alleviate the financial costs of your care. Our team of financial counselors is available to help patients and their families navigate the complexities of insurance coverage and benefits. Shelby strives to make quality care accessible to all patients.

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Respiratory Care

Respiratory therapy is a specialized treatment that helps improve breathing and lung function through exercises, medication, and other techniques. Shelby’s team of respiratory therapists is highly trained and experienced in providing personalized care that meets each resident’s unique needs.

Respiratory therapists at Shelby also work closely with the nursing staff to monitor residents’ oxygen levels and ensure they receive appropriate care at all times. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on personalized care, Shelby is a trusted choice for residents needing respiratory therapy services.

Hospitality & Amenities

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In addition to preeminent rehabilitative and post-acute care, Shelby offers an experience of amenities unsurpassed in the industry. Our patients and guests can enjoy an abundance of complimentary services and amenities. Shelby’s upscale bistro menu is enhanced with options such as the Maurice Salad and homemade Canadian Cheese Soup – nods to the J.L Hudson menu classics.

  • Private and semi-private suites with handicap accessible private bathrooms, equipped with emergency call systems
  • Adjustable electric beds for maximum comfort
  • Picture windows in each suite
  • A dedicated on-site concierge
  • Seasonal landscaping and soothing fountains located throughout luscious outdoor courtyards and gardens
  • Beautifully appointed common areas including a stunning dining room and spacious living rooms
  • WiFi throughout
  • Dedicated private phone lines and over (70) HD cable television channels
  • Smoke alarms and sprinklers in each suite
  • A luxurious hair salon
  • A full-service Starbucks coffee shop on-site
  • Ice cream parlor
  • A smoke-free environment
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Dining Services

Shelby Dining Room

Featuring a creative menu based on resident feedback, meals are served in a beautifully decorated dining room by our dedicated staff. You will receive a variety of menu choices, and visitors are always welcome to join you. If you prefer to dine in your room, we will happily provide you with in-room dining.

We offer delicious seasonal menus which feature cold, fresh fruits and salads in the summer and hot, hearty stews in the winter. In addition, we plan special meals celebrating holidays and our diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Produce is delivered several times weekly to ensure freshness Many of our meals are home-cooked, including our soups, which are a resident favorite. We give special attention to individualized preferences by providing all our guests with a select menu, write-on options, and frequent visits from our team of clinical dietitians.


“After having more surgery, I needed rehab. I chose to go to Shelby because of the many previous experiences I’ve had with them. I spent 10 days there this admission. Their rehab unit is top-notch, OT and PT. I was placed in the 900-unit of the facility. The nurses and CNAs were phenomenal, caring for every need I had, in a timely manner, from helping me shower to administering my medication on time, to setting me up to eat, always with a smile. I wish I could remember all their names because they need to be mentioned; I don’t want to mention the names I do remember because I can’t remember them all, and I don’t want to leave anyone out. Even housekeeping was helpful and professional. I had the privilege to meet both, the director of nursing (DON), Tammy, and the nurse manager on the 900-unit Melissa. Both had a rapport with each other that was obviously positive and noticeable, and with their caring professionalism – I can’t say enough. They both gave me their cell phone numbers if I had any issues, that was extremely comforting to me. I’ve been in other rehabs, but I’ll continue to come back to Shelby if needed again. Being retired from the medical community, I understand the fear one and one’s family may have being in a rehab facility, but rest assured you/your family member will be taken care of.”