Therapies and Recovery

Therapy Specialties

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  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hip Fracture
  • Shoulder Repair
  • Back Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Major Abdominal Surgery

Complex Medical Recovery

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  • Stroke
  • Pneumonia
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • COPD Exacerbation
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Diabetes Management
  • General Weakness
  • Wound Care Management
  • Nutrition Management, including Enteral and Parenteral Feeding
  • Cancer Care
  • Pain Management
  • Pulmonary Care
  • Cardiac Recovery
  • Intensive IV Therapies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Acute and Chronic Renal Disease Services/Management of Dialysis

In addition to ongoing medical management and 24-hour nursing care, there are three types of general therapy provided in our skilled nursing center: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Each guest is evaluated by our therapy department and if needed, will receive the appropriate amount of these therapies.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapist will work with you to evaluate your condition and develop the best individualized plan of care. This plan will consist of exercise, muscle re-education techniques and balance activities, all targeting the individual’s specific challenges for a quicker recovery. Evaluations may include assessments of the following:

  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Range of Motion
  • Muscle Strength and Tone
  • Coordination
  • Sensation
  • Balance
  • Mobility
  • Posture
  • Gait

Occupational Therapy

A man plays a game for occupational therapy

CommuniCare’s occupational therapists work to restore our guests’ abilities to adequately perform self-care and work-related tasks, as well as social and leisure activities. Within many of our centers, the occupational rehabilitation area features realistic home and work environments, in which guests practice normal routines:

  • Gardening
  • Checking the Mail
  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Getting In and Out of Bed
  • Navigating a Realistically Staged Home Setting

Upon completion of a rehabilitative stay, therapists may recommend environmental or routine changes that would allow our guest to function better at home. Therapists often conduct home visits to determine safety issues and equipment needs, as well. This provides a smooth transition back into the home, ensuring both the guest and their family members are confident and comfortable with resuming normal activity. For individuals who require memory care, additional professional support is provided to overcome problem solving and attention deficit challenges.

Speech Therapy

A female caregiver helps a patient with speech therapy

Our nursing rehabilitation team includes highly trained speech therapists, who work to evaluate neurologically impaired guests and develop individualized plans of care to treat communication disorders. These disorders can arise from hearing problems or cognitive conditions, or as the result of a stroke or an accident. They may also present as aphasia, swallowing and/or voice disorders and other communication impairments.Speech therapy involves engaging guests in exercises and activities, based on their evaluation, and can include behavior modification, cognitive therapy or a combination of both. CommuniCare also provides a comforting and relaxed environment in which therapy is conducted—an important element for a successful outcome. The goal of speech therapy will vary according to individual guests’ needs, but it generally involves improvement in pronunciation and word recognition.