Rehabilitation Services

The New York State Veterans' Home boasts of a fully equipped Rehabilitation Department ready to meet your short and long term needs. The professional staff of therapists work closely as a team to help people achieve their maximum potential.

The Physical Therapists develop a plan to improve the person's movement and function. New equipment recently purchased at the Veterans' Home consists of Kinetron, Access Weight Trainer, Ultrasound, Electric Muscle Stimulation, Fluidotherapy, and Whirlpool treatments. The Physical Therapists frequently work with individuals who have had strokes, fractures, joint replacement, and arthritis, to name a few.

Occupational Therapists work closely with people to increase their activities of daily living and independent function. Activities may range from dressing and self care to food preparation. Treatments for these skills bridge the gap between nursing home placement and successful return to the community.

The Speech Therapist works closely to improve communication skills and dysphagia.

All therapists are part of an interdisciplinary team that helps the resident achieve his or her goals.