The Rehabilitation Services staff works with the Interdisciplinary Care Team to help each resident meet his/her short and long term goals. The objective of the Occupational Therapy (OT) Department is to work with residents to promote their autonomy and independence despite the limitations of age and disability.
The objective of the Physical Therapy (PT) Department is to assist residents in maintaining or restoring their freedom and independence in mobility.
Occupational Therapist working with residents
Resident Wellness Initiative
Frequently work with individuals who are affected by strokes, have fractures, joint replacements, arthritis, and respiratory/cardiac problems and help them develop their functional status. Our therapists use a variety of exercise programs, neuromuscular re-education, and transfer/ambulation techniques to assist our residents in regaining and maintaining their maximal functional status. PT issues and trains residents and staff in the use of assistive devices such as walkers, quad canes, crutches and transfer boards.
Is a skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence. The OT staff evaluates the abilities of the upper extremities related to activities of daily living: bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting and feeding. Then our therapists work closely with our people to increase their activities of daily living and independent functions. Treatments for these skills bridge the gap between nursing home placement and successful return to the community. OT issues wheelchairs and positioning or adaptive devices a resident may need: Drinking cups and silverware, splints, cushions, seat belts and safety alarms. They also provide instructions to family members and attendants in the safe and effective methods in caring for individuals.