When you need to get stronger
Whether it’s a surgery, injury or illness that you are looking to rebound from, our rehab team is there to get you back on your feet. When it comes to senior rehabilitation services in Fort Worth, residents at Stevenson Oaks can receive outpatient rehabilitation services without leaving the community. When it’s time to get stronger, you’ve got everything you need, right there at Stevenson Oaks.
What kind of therapy is available?
Rehabilitation gets between whatever went wrong and your return to full speed. Here is what you need to know:
- Occupational therapy, preparing you to face everyday tasks again
- Speech therapy, recovering your spoken communication, eating and swallowing skills
- Physical therapy, fortifying your strength, balance and mobility
What to expect.
In between whatever went wrong and your return to full speed, you’ll find our Outpatient Rehab Therapy Services. To hasten your recovery, we’ll offer:
- Full-time rehabilitation specialists
- Personalized plans with progress monitoring
- A dedicated rehabilitation gym within our assisted living area
- State-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment
To find out more about Outpatient Rehab Therapy Services, drop us a line.
Rehab teams start with the resident and include a doctor, nurse, dietitian, social worker, family members (as the resident is able and willing to approve), plus the therapists who will direct and provide care, partner with the resident and work with the family members.
Occupational and physical therapy work to restore strength and mobility, but occupational therapy focuses more on helping adapt to the resident’s social and physical environment. This typically includes training or retraining the resident on how to dress, bathe, eat and groom; memory, orientation and cognitive integration; and on maintaining normal joint movement to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions.
After accident, injury or surgery, 2 major concerns that sometimes emerge are eating challenges and swallowing dysfunction, the former caused or exacerbated by poor teeth or dentures, the latter by post-intubation trauma. Our skilled speech and language pathologists create treatment plans that address each resident’s specific abilities, provide precise exercises and other tactics and when appropriate, offer diet recommendations in support of the treatment plan medical recommendations. A third concern – constrained vocalizing – may follow events such as strokes or accidents. In that case, the speech therapist will develop strategies for relearning vocalization.
Individualized to address specific conditions and rehabilitation needs and based on medical certification by a physician, every treatment plan is unique. The therapy team reviews each treatment plan and recommends an appropriate service schedule. For some it’s daily for a few weeks. Others require less frequent sessions and greater intervals between treatments. The key is this: The therapy team works closely with the single most important team member – the person in their care – to create and execute a plan that’s just right.