The facility is proud to be able to provide a full onsite out-patient Rehab Clinic (CORF). Residents do not have to leave the facility to receive these services and this allows for a more frequent and continuous rehabilitation plan. They are located on the third floor of the building in the skyway area connecting to Victorian Heights Assisted Living. Residents are escorted with assistance to their appointments by transport personnel. "Skyway Rehab" welcomes out-patient therapy appointments and you may utilize these services by asking your Physician for a referral.

Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
 
Services by either department are prescribed by a resident's physician at any time of need.  Their main goal is to see the resident achieve maximum potential, regardless if they are returning home or staying indefinitely.  The PT/OT department hours are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm. Both departments are available to assist the nursing staff, resident and families with obtaining appropriate equipment, such as: wheelchairs, walkers, canes, orthotics, prostheses, positioning equipment,etc.  This is facility wide and a resident does not have to be a current client of PT or OT to receive these services.  Catalogs are available to residents and family or concerned parties through which adaptive equipment can be purchased.  Both therapies help residents with all types of challenges,working to restore or improve physical abilities. They adapt resident's surroundings to help them cope with effects of disease, injury or aging.


PHYSICAL THERAPY:

This department employs 2 Full-Time Physical Therapists, Debra Rossato and Rick Beaudoin ,2 Full-Time Physical Therapy Assistants and 2 Therapy Transport Aides.  Their main goal is to maximize a resident's level of functioning through:
 

    Gait training and/or re-education

    Therapeutic exercise and strengthening programs

    Balance training

    Endurance training

    Safely skill education

    Wheelchair mobility training

    Use of therapeutic modalities and equipment

    Proper positioning in bed and wheelchair


Diagnoses most often seen include but
are not limited to:
 
Strokes/CVA

Fractures

Arthritis

General weakness as a secondary diagnosis to a debilitating primary
diagnosis or surgical procedure

General de-conditioning as a result of disuse

Parkinson's Disease

Early to middle stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
This department employs two (1) full-time Occupational Therapist, Megan Jacobs, and one Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Ashley Clische.

Occupational therapists work with the residents on restoring and/or maintaining:

    Mobility
    Coordination

    Thinking/reasoning skills

    Activities for daily living
Many times following a debilitating illness tasks that were everyday functions have to be retaught or structured.  Treatment is based on the individual's abilities, interests, education and background. 

Treatment involves "purposeful activity".  Occupational therapists often use work hardening techniques (techniques that mirror actual work) to help residents return to higher functioning and possibly home.  They work with "self care tasks" helping to develop or maintain skills needed with:
 

    mobility
    cooking and feeding

    dressing

    hygiene

    transportation

    money management

    housework

    laundry





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