Our physical therapy team benefits our long term care residents by improving overall health and well-being. We focus on achieving and maintaining the highest possible level of mobility, strength, range of motion, balance and flexibility. This can help improve or maintain the ability to stand, walk, self-balance and safely get in and out of a car.
Our therapists work on pain management for all residents by incorporating modalities, as appropriate, into therapy sessions. This may include use of heat and ice, ultrasound, electric nerve stimulation and diathermy.
Walking incorporates weight-bearing exercise and enhances mobility, endurance, strength, and balance. Our walking program is a collaborative effort between our therapy and nursing departments. Our therapy department evaluates each resident and if appropriate, a walking program with detailed recommendations is incorporated into the resident’s care plan. Our nursing staff then implements the program using care techniques to ensure resident safety.
Our occupational therapy team works on daily living skills, such as the ability to bathe, dress, eat and engage in fine motor activities. Our therapists also perform cognitive assessments and then, based on the results and personal interests of the resident, they recommend a variety of activities that will stimulate cognitive functioning while enhancing fine motor abilities.
Our speech and language pathologists can assess and treat issues related to hearing, speech, language, communication, cognitive impairment and swallowing concerns.