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Long Term Care
Long-term care is ideal for seniors or others with chronic or progressive medical conditions, especially when the level of care exceeds what loved ones can provide on their own. Skilled nursing facilities are staffed 24/7 by medical professionals trained to deal with any health issues that might arise, giving loved ones and patients peace of mind.
Short Term Care
Short-term care is temporary medical aftercare following a surgery, injury, illness, or other medical condition that is expected to improve. Services typically last several weeks or a few months, or sometimes longer depending on the severity of the condition being treated.
Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care givers of adults with an intellectual disability, and adults with cognitive loss in order to support and maintain the primary care-giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.
End of Life Care
End of Life Care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. End of Life Care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering.
A physical therapist’s primary focus is on identifying deficits in lower extremity strength, range of motion and balance and on determining how they impact a patient’s overall ability to get around safely in their normal environment. Typical treatment plans involve education, exercise, joint and soft tissue mobilization, gait training, functional training (such as getting in and out of a bed or chair) and modalities to decrease pain and increase strength.
Occupational Therapy treatments concentrate primarily on safety and upper extremity function with tasks such as grooming, dressing, bathing, cooking and other activities of daily living. For those with a goal of discharging home, we offer a home evaluation to improve home setup and ensure that the discharge home is successful.
Speech therapists work on much more than problems with speaking. Our speech-language pathologist can assess and treat problems related to swallowing disorders that could lead to aspiration of food or fluids. She can also address problems with comprehension, language and techniques to aid in communication.