Our physical therapy program addresses a wide range of diagnoses. A physical therapist will evaluate a resident for special needs and create an individualized treatment program to maximize endurance, strength, coordination, balance, range-of-motion, and independence in mobility and to decrease pain. Continued re-assessment and flexible plans of care allow our therapists to assist each resident in attaining their maximum potential for independence whether in a care-setting or upon return home.
Our occupational therapists are dedicated to preserving a resident's independence in his or her activities of daily living. This may range from social and leisure, or work-related activities to personal hygiene and self-care. The daily acts of grooming, dressing, bathing, feeding, and other acts that require the use of fine motor skills may be addressed by an occupational therapy program. An occupational therapist may also create a treatment program to target cognitive re-training. This involves addressing deficits in such areas as problem solving, memory, and ability to task that may negatively impact safety and independence.
A licensed Speech Pathologist is available to address cognitive re-training needs, language and communications, aural impairments and dysphagia or swallowing difficulties. Therapists look at each aspect of communication and swallow function to help each resident reach his or her maximum potential.
Speech therapy can increase our residents' ability to be understood and their ability to understand others in social conversations. Additionally, speech therapists can help improve residents' ability to safely swallow and reduce coughing or choking while eating and drinking.