Rehabilitation Services

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Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to providing outstanding results and excellent quality of care. Residents are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Resident families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education, and training.

The therapists and services described below can be made available regardless of the length of stay. In other words, if a person needs only short-term rehab before being able to return home, we are available for and have a proven track record of success in such situations. A common scenario is when the hospital wants to discharge someone to a rehab hospital or extended care facility for additional therapy before going home. In most cases we are able to provide the necessary rehab locally in Rayne, which can save local families from the unnecessary stress, cost and inconvenience of a prolonged out of town hospital stay.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the residents’ highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Increase strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities to improve functional independence
  • Increase motor control for a resident who has suffered a neurological event such as a stroke
  • Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk
  • Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our residents whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging.

Occupational therapy assists our residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists work with residents who have debilitating conditions such as arthritis, decline in function or fractures and who have difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They also assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
  • Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, cognition and swallowing. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our therapists also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing