When a person gets injured or has a prolonged illness, doctors often recommend physical therapy. In the case of residents, though, that recommendation is often seen as just something to try. This misconception could not be further from the truth. Physical therapy is top-quality therapy for many conditions affecting the elderly, from Alzheimer's to urinary incontinence. Therapy will help you get your life back on track.
Physical Therapy for residents is a regarded practice for older adults from every level of physical ability to improve balance and strength, build confidence, and remain active. A number of people are familiar with physical therapy as a form of treatment to pursue after an accident or to cope with a persistent health condition such as Alzheimer's. For us, Physical Therapy is a way for residents to maintain independence later in life.
Our Occupational Therapists work in tandem with our Physical Therapists to improve Activities of Daily Living (ADL's). Occupational Therapists work with a Resident to develop and adopt a routine of beneficial daily activities based on the resident's individual needs. We strive to get our patients back in control of life.
As you grow older, your vocal cords become less elastic and your larynx muscles weaken. This makes it difficult for many elderly people to speak as they once did, and it makes it more difficult for those around them to understand what they are saying. Speech therapy can help teach the patient to speak in a new way with vocal exercises that will help them communicate more effectively.
If you've lost the ability to do even the most simple of tasks, our skilled physical, occupational, and speech therapy team can help you gain back your independence.