A comprehensive screening or evaluation is provided to all residents on admission. A rehabilitation program is developed for those residents requiring specialized services.  Our Therapy Department will conduct ongoing assessments of functional status.  Families are encouraged to participate in the rehabilitation program and support the resident in adapting to their new environment and/or preparing for discharge home.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) incorporates a whole body approach that promotes the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. PT endeavors to focus on the resident's highest level of independence in areas ranging from simple bed positioning to advanced ambulation skills.  Physical Therapy items that may be addressed in accordance with the primary care physician's directives:

  • Lower body strengthening
  • Transfer training
  • Prosthetic (amputee) training
  • Wheelchair fitting and training
  • Modalities- Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Range of motion/splinting
  • Balance/Fall prevention
  • Community Re-entry
  • Wound care
  • Neuro-muscular education

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology is aimed at restoring communicative abilities and cognitive functioning.  A resident's understanding and use of language, as well as speech production, voice and swallowing ability may be addressed.

  • Swallowing problems
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Diet consistency
  • Transition from feeding tube
  • Vitalstim
  • Dry mouth
  • Slurred speech
  • Aphasia
  • Eating problems

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on helping residents improve their ability to manage day-to-day living and focus on the upper extremities.  Programs are developed to improve residents' bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding and household management skills as indicated.

Items that may be addressed in accordance with the primary care physician's directives:

  • Improve bathing/dressing/feeding skills
  • Upper body strengthening
  • Safety management with cooking
  • Range of motion/splinting
  • Community Re-entry
  • Cognitive Re-training
  • Fine motor development
  • Endurance/energy conservation