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Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation services are included in the plan of care for stabilized patients who would benefit from a combination of physical, occupational or speech therapies. Our comprehensive rehabilitation program is customized to meet the changing needs of each patient as they progress through recovery. The goal of our rehabilitation program is to increase the level of independent functioning of the patient.

Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation ProgramsPhysical therapy meets the needs of patients who have a loss of function or independence due to an illness or injury. Residents are assisted in regaining functional abilities such as walking, improving strength, balance, endurance, and recovering from painful injuries. Comprehensive physical therapy offers:

  • Gait training with assistive devices
  • Muscle re-education
  • Muscle strengthening and coordination
  • Pain management
  • Prosthetic evaluation and training
  • Transfer training

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients and residents return to their optimal level of independence in activities of daily living. Functional skills such as self-feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting and homemaking are taught. Outcome oriented occupational therapy may include the following:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Assistive device assessment & training
  • Cognitive/perceptual assessment and training including recommendations for environmental adaptations
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Instruction in self-help tasks
  • Safety training
  • Splint fabrication and modification
  • Upper extremity strengthening and coordination

Speech Therapy

The speech pathologist treats patients with speech, language, swallowing and hearing impairments. The patient's ability to communicate and swallow are two functional skills improved through speech therapy. Treatment includes:

  • Alternative means of communication assessment and training
  • Cognitive assessment and training
  • Speech language evaluation and therapy
  • Swallowing (Dysphasia evaluation and treatment, including food texture evaluation and recommendations)
  • Vocal evaluation and treatment