Many of those who come to Medicalodges Paola do so with the goal to return home, which is a goal we share as well. Our Therapy and Rehabilitation Programs can assist them to do just that. Through the assistance of these programs, residents often find that they are prepared to successfully return to community living.
An individualized therapy program is developed for each resident. The program may include a combination of occupational, physical, and/or speech-language therapy as well as medication monitoring and stabilization.
Occupational Therapy helps in achieving independence and the ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and grooming. Therapists complete home assessments and may recommend adaptive equipment. They also work with the family members and caregivers so that the individual’s goals for independent living can be reached.
Physical Therapy assists in pain reduction, strengthening and restoration of normal gait and function.
Speech Therapy provides evaluation and treatment of impaired speech, language and swallowing. Speech-language therapy is commonly needed after a neurological incident such as a stroke, or as a result of Parkinson’s disease, long-term dementia, and hospitalization.
Restorative Therapy seeks to assist the resident with maintaining their current range of motion, ambulation and mobility, and muscle tone. Restorative Therapy benefits residents who have recently received other therapy treatment, as well as those who have stayed with us for some time and need further assistance to prevent physical decline. Restorative Therapy assists residents to maintain their physical strength and range of motion when it might otherwise be lost.