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Rehabilitation

Our experienced rehab team provides the highest quality care for our residents. Residents are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals to increase independence and self-ability. Resident families are encouraged to be involved in therapy sessions, caregiver education, and training.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy focuses on identification, prevention, and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain. Following evaluation, the Physical Therapist develops an individualized treatment program.

The therapist duties can include:

  • Increase strength and mobility
  • Increase motor control
  • Improve coordination, balance, and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improve overall strength, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Teach proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promote safety awareness for the well being of the resident

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapists use task directed activities to treat patients with impaired physical mobility and struggle with routine activities. Therapeutic activities assist our residents in adapting to their social and physical environments by helping master tasks essential for daily living. Our Occupational Therapists work with our residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing, or other activities of daily living. They assist our residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment. Enhanced occupational therapy capabilities include a full kitchen dedicated to occupation therapy training.

Treatment goals may include:

  • Functional independence- eating bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking
  • Maintenance of wellness- dressing, grooming
  • Prevention of further disability- home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

 

SPEECH THERAPY

Our speech therapists provide a continuum of services including assessment, education and treatment for language, voice, articulation, and fluency disorders. Our treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills and safe swallowing. We assist in rehabilitating patients who struggle with comprehension, memory, processing, and expression abilities. We also instruct the patient or the caregiver in the techniques ranging from head positioning to promoting safe swallowing at a slower rate to clearer speech. We also teach patients how to compensate if they cannot be rehabilitated to their prior level of performance.

Patients admitted to the facility that are receiving nutrition partially or exclusively via a gastrostomy tube are evaluated for their potential to return to solid foods.

Speech therapists work to restore the following abilities:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills, like memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Patient and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing