What we provide
Our dedicated physical, occupational and speech therapists help people remember what it is to function optimally and do what they once thought impossible. They strive to recapture a better quality of life. They do it with inspiration, compassion, encouragement, and the skills they have as professionals in these fields:
Physical Therapy is treatment that focuses on improving a person’s mobility, function and helps to relieve pain whether it’s related to bones, joints, muscles, or nerves. Typically, a person’s function has been impaired in some manner as a result of an injury, wear and tear, or as part of the aging process. When treating geriatric patients, physical therapists most often treat functional problems such as pain, balance issues, poor endurance, trouble walking, and poor muscle strength. They also provide older adult patients with therapeutic programs to retain strength. Following an evaluation, individual treatment plans are developed to help residents achieve their goals.
Occupational Therapy focuses on helping a person achieve independence in his or her activities of daily living such as dressing, eating and independent living skills. Within the geriatric population, occupational therapists typically focus on a person’s bathing, dressing, and grooming abilities. Occupational therapists are trained to identify problems in these areas and make recommendations for improvement. At times, adaptive equipment recommendations are made including rolling walkers, tub benches, commodes, and eating utensils.
Speech Therapy is treatment that focuses on improving a person’s ability to communicate effectively and eat safely. Within the geriatric population, Speech-Language Pathologists typically focus on speech, language, voice, cognitive skills such as memory, attention, and social interaction; as well as, swallowing abilities. It is a Speech-Language Pathologist’s job to identify a problem in any or all areas and provide therapeutic treatment to enhance a person’s ability to communicate with family, friends, and doctors, as well as, make safe, competent decisions. Speech-Language Pathologists are also skilled specialists in identifying and treating swallowing difficulties that otherwise may go unrecognized. Therapeutic programs, adaptive equipment, and compensatory training are provided, as needed.