Nexion affiliated facilities offer individualized and specialized programs to help you or your loved one achieve optimal functional recovery. These disciplines deliver therapy services with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest functional level of independence possible. Our therapists have extensive and diverse clinical expertise that covers a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. Our affiliates offer niche programs including but not limited to advanced wound care services, neurological, respiratory and orthopedic rehabilitation with an emphasis on community re-entry where possible.Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is the treatment of an injury, a chronic disease process or a general debility incurred following a medical event or post-surgical intervention. A treatment plan will include a wide variety of skilled therapy interventions tailored to assist the short or long term resident to reach his or her optimal functional level of independence.
Occupational Therapy focuses on the short or long term resident’s ability to perform meaningful activities of daily living (ADLs) including self-care tasks, disease process education and memory tasks.
Speech Therapy concentrates on communication skills, cognitive skills and swallowing disorders. Language is important to us as an essential form of communication. There are many ways to express language, including speaking, using sign language, writing, and using computerized communication systems. Speech Therapy will assess and train short and long term residents in the most effective means of communication. Additionally, Speech Therapists ensure the resident is on a safe diet to avoid aspiration while maximizing nutrition and hydration.
Select Nexion affiliated facilities offer Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services to our short and long term residents who can re-enter the community but wish to continue to be followed post discharge by their current therapy team. Often times after being discharged from the skilled nursing facility, continued rehabilitation services may be required at home. This can be achieved through coordinated efforts with a home health agency or through our outpatient certified campuses.
Our rehabilitation goals for our short and long term residents are directed by the individual with the support of a licensed therapist under the direction of their physician.
Rehabilitation Therapy treats numerous conditions, including but not limited to:
- Balance disorders
- Brain injury
- Hand/upper extremity impairments
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Sports injury
- Shoulder and back injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Respiratory disorders like CHF and COPD
In partnership with Reliant Rehabilitation, our affiliated facilities participate in our “A Year of Wellness” campaign. Each month, our affiliates focus on educating our residents, staff and community about a specific health-related topic.
Education opportunities have included hosting health fairs, as well as inviting guest speakers to present on related topics. Our specialized staff actively participates as guest speakers in various senior care related settings.
- January – Arthritis Awareness
- February – Healthy Heart
- March –Pulmonary Health
- April – Quality of Life
- May – Stroke Prevention & Awareness
- June – Safety & Fall Prevention
- July – Skin Safety & Wound Prevention
- August – Eye Health & Safety Awareness
- September – Healthy Aging
- October – Breast Cancer Awareness
- November – Diabetes Wellness
- December – Alzheimer’s Awareness
“Dancing with the Seniors” was launched to utilize dance as a medium to help rehabilitation residents improve their health and independence while having fun.
The rehabilitation therapists incorporate elements of dance instruction into the resident’s physical therapy plans. The goal is to encourage the residents to participate in a cardiovascular activity, while making physical therapy a fun and enjoyable activity. Dances that the residents participate in include the Two Step, Foxtrot and Merengue. Dance has been shown to be an effective way to improve the health of the elderly. We’re proud to offer this activity at our Nexion affiliated facilities.