It happens. An injury or acute illness finds you or a family member in the hospital. Even though everything turns out fine, you or your family member may need support, retraining and rehabilitation to help regain strength, mobility, communication skills and overall independence of activities of daily living before returning home.
Our therapists work with other members of our health care team to assist residents in overcoming the effects of injury and disease for the neurological, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, orthopedic and cardiovascular systems. They use their skills to help residents overcome functional declines that may have occurred after surgery. Our therapists work to restore a residents independent functioning as quickly as possible, and to facilitate a speedy return home using an intense, multidisciplinary treatment approach.
Our rehabilitation services include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Low Vision Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy – Physical therapy involves a dynamic hands-on approach that helps residents return home with confidence in their ability to safely perform everyday activities. Each resident's program is individualized by certified physical therapists to take advantage of the most appropriate procedures that will help the individual achieve his or her highest level of function. Therapists work with residents to assist them in progressive ambulation, basic and advanced transfers, and functional bed mobility. Treatment sessions also incorporate exercises to help increase strength, endurance and balance, as well as aid in pain management. But because therapists also understand the value of family involvement, they additionally educate caregivers so that once residents return home; they can properly continue the techniques learned in therapy.
Occupational Therapy – Occupational therapy takes a holistic individualized approach focusing on regaining important "life skills" that have been impaired or lost due to illness, injury or disability. These activities include treatment focused on self-care, bathing, grooming, feeding, dressing, toileting, safe transfers and household mobility. Therapeutic exercises are included to provide strength, endurance and balance skills. Basic home management skills as well as community re-entry is addressed prior to returning home. Before discharge, a licensed occupational therapist can assess the resident's home to establish safety, equipment and modification needs. Family and/or caregiver training and education are provided and encouraged to ensure a safe and smooth transition home.
Speech Therapy – Speech and language therapists work with residents to restore a variety of skills. Therapists assist residents with regaining their ability to express wants and needs, understand others, and enhance communication. Therapists also assist residents with re-establishing their ability to recall information, problem solving, and sequencing effectively to maximize independence with daily activities. Additionally, therapists help residents regain or improve their swallow function and to increase safety while consuming food and liquid. Resident, family and/or caregiver training are provided to ensure resident safety with all compensatory swallowing and food preparation techniques prior to discharge.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation - Orthopedic rehabilitation provides therapy as part of the after-care treatment related to disease, injury and surgical procedures to bones, muscles, joints and tendons, such as with hip and knee replacements.
Neurological Rehabilitation - Neurological rehabilitation provides treatment for conditions affecting the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. This treatment is provided especially for residents who have limitations from strokes, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and paralysis.
Cardiac Rehabilitation - Cardiac rehabilitation provides treatment and education to residents helping them to achieve their optimal capacity to carry out activities of daily living, decrease anxiety or depression, and improve their overall quality of life. By integrating physical rehabilitation and education into the program, the potential for exacerbation and hospitalization are diminished, allowing the resident to return to a heart-healthy and productive lifestyle.
Cognitive Rehabilitation - Cognitive rehabilitation is treatment for residents who may be experiencing increased confusion or agitation, dementia, an increase in falls or repetitive behaviors such as standing unsafely or yelling. This therapy seeks to help the individual to overcome these difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. This involves helping them develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.
Low Vision Rehabilitation - Low vision rehabilitation is designed to aid residents with limited or poor vision. Residents with a history of falls, or who have experienced a stroke or head injury will benefit. The therapy emphasizes intervention and rehabilitation treatments that include modification of the individual's environment and the teaching of adaptive techniques to improved safety and independence. The goal of this therapeutic intervention is increased activity participation and an improved quality of life.