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Physical Therapy

The PHYSICAL THERAPY program improves the quality of life by promoting resident independence.  Each therapy program is customized according to the resident's unique needs to regain balance, good body mechanics, strength and mobility.


Treatment Plans may include:

·Training in areas of Bed Mobility, Transfers and Gait (with or without an assistive device)

·Treatment of Lower Extremity Dysfunction

·Strength Training and Coordination

·Range of Motion Therapy

·Pain Management

·Balance Training

·Amputee Care / Prosthetics

·Wound Management

·Physical agent modalities such as Ultrasound and TENS

·Anodyne Therapy


Occupational Therapy

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY addresses important elements in the treatment of individuals experiencing functional limitations in self-care skills and activities of daily care


Treatment plans may include:

·Fine and Gross Motor Control Development

·Activities of daily living such as Dressing, Grooming, Bathing and Home Management Skills

·Training in the use of Self-Help Aids

·Cognitive Skills Development

·Upper Body Strengthening and Coordination

·Home Evaluation to Assess need for Adaptive Equipment and Promote Safety


Speech-Language Pathology

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY residents are evaluated and treated for hearing, language, communication and swallowing disorders.  The focus is on improving speech-language expression, comprehension, oral motor skills for more accurate speech production and strategies for safe eating.


Treatment plans may include:

·Receptive / Expressive Language Testing

·Aural Rehabilitation

·Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing)

·Cognitive Testing

·Electrical Stim