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.
Areas of treatment focus may include:
- Increasing strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
- Increasing motor control for a patient who has suffered a stroke
- Improving coordination, balance, and the ability to walk following a fracture
- Improving overall strength conditioning, range of motion, and endurance
- Teaching pain management
- Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
- Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident
Our occupational therapists use task directed activities in the treatment of our patients whose functional abilities and independence with activities of daily living have been impaired by illness, injury, or normal aging.
Occupational therapy assists our patients in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. They assist our patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.
Areas of treatment 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
Our speech therapists provide a myriad 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