Industry-Leading Therapy Services
Physical therapists provide therapy to patients who have experienced neuromuscular, orthopedic and/or musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Professionally trained and licensed, they promote wellness, maintenance of good health and proper body mechanics in each patient. Our physical therapists use state-of-the-art equipment and therapy modalities in applying general scientific principles to prevent, identify, correct or compensate for specific dysfunctions. The goal is to maximize individual independence. Physical therapists often work with other therapeutic disciplines to provide comprehensive services when needed.
Physical Therapy Can Help:
• Improve functional mobility including: gait, wheelchair mobility and transfers.
• Increase balance (sitting and standing).
• Increase strength and range of motion.
• Address acute or chronic pain.
• Improve skin integrity.
Occupational therapy is goal-oriented therapy. It is structured to increase patient independence in those who have experienced a loss of ability caused by aging, illness, injury or developmental disability. Occupational therapists provide skills for individuals to work toward returning to daily life with minimal discomfort and maximum productivity. They assist those in recovery from stroke, arthritis, hip fractures, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions. Occupational therapists excel in their ability to creatively adapt the environment to meet the individual’s needs.
Occupational Therapy Can Help:
• Improve your ability to complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as: dressing, bathing, self-feeding and toileting.
• Address incontinence.
• Increase strength and range of motion (including splinting).
• Reduce pain.
• Train in the use of adaptive equipment.
• Improve posture and assess positioning (i.e. wheelchair positioning).
Speech-Language Pathologists, commonly referred to as speech therapists, are professionally trained to diagnose and treat communication disorders, such as aphasia, voice control and decreased cognitive functioning. Speech therapists can also diagnose and treat swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia. The therapists look at each aspect of communication and swallow function to help the individual reach his or her maximum potential.
Speech Therapy Can Help:
• Increase your ability to make yourself understood.
• Increase your ability to understand others in social conversations.
• Improve memory problems/ forgetfulness by developing strategies to improve memory for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
• Increase safety awareness during ADLs to decrease risk of injury.
• Improve your ability to safely swallow and reduce coughing and choking while eating and drinking.
Additional Therapy Programs
Model 10 represents the industry’s only fully patient-centered therapy protocol and has over 15 years of proven clinical outcomes to validate its efficacy. Our therapy partner’s comprehensive proprietary program for patient assessment and goal identification, Model 10 guides specific clinical pathways for treatment based on a detailed functional score in over 30 areas in physical, occupational and speech language therapy categories for each patient.
A patient-specific treatment plan follows the initial assessment with goals of therapy identified to help a patient either adapt, compensate or fully restore functionality. A detailed discharge plan includes caregiver training and complete documentation to support every facet of the treatment plan.
No Patient Left Behind
Our No Patient Left Behind program seeks to prevent avoidable declines in function and ensure that long-term resident needs are met at every level of the continuum of care. This restorative care program includes caregiver education, quarterly screens and monthly focus programs to provide residents with the opportunity to maintain their highest practicable level of function.
Dancing with the Seniors
Another part of our restorative care offering, the Dancing with the Seniors program helps increase stamina, flexibility and sharpen the mind in both short term and long-term patients and residents. The movement of dance improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and eases tension.