Short-Term Rehabilitation


 

Overview

The rehab team at Mount Pleasant Manor is a dynamic and energetic group of therapists who use an interdisciplinary approach to developing comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for the residents. The rehab program includes evaluation, care plan development, and discharge planning that involves family/caregiver training and equipment needs. Therapy is offered up to seven days a week depending on the needs of each individual and their medical conditions. Also, families are encouraged to participate in their loved one's rehab programs.

This picture shows one of our therapists working with a resident on balance.

This picture shows one of our therapists working with a resident on balance.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) endeavors to equip residents with the skills necessary to achieve the highest level of functional independence in a variety of areas ranging from basic feeding and hygiene to community re-entry. We have a very spacious gym that includes a simulated apartment, working kitchen, full laundry room and spacious bathroom.

Items that may be addressed in accordance with the primary care physician's directives:

 
  • Improve bathing/dressing/feeding skills
  • Upper body strengthening
  • Safety management with cooking
  • Range of motion/splinting
  • Community Re-entry
  • Cognitive Re-training
  • Fine motor development
  • Endurance/energy conservation 

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) incorporates a whole body approach that promotes the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. PT endeavors to focus on the resident's highest level of independence in areas ranging from simple bed positioning to advanced ambulation skills.  Physical Therapy items that may be addressed in accordance with the primary care physician's directives:

 
  • Lower body strengthening
  • Transfer training
  • Prosthetic (amputee) training
  • Wheelchair fitting and training
  • Modalities- Ultrasound/Electrical stimulation
  • Range of motion/splinting
  • Balance/Fall prevention
  • Community Re-entry
  • Wound care
  • Neuro-muscular education
This picture shows two machines in our rehab gym.  One of our therapists may recommend using these machines for low-impact rehabilitation.  These machines have wheelchair access and they help our residents with many of their Assisted Daily Living activities such as walking up stairs.

This picture shows two machines in our rehab gym.  One of our therapists may recommend using these machines for low-impact rehabilitation.  These machines have wheelchair access and they help our residents with many of their Assisted Daily Living activities such as walking up stairs.


Speech-Language Pathology

Speech Therapy (ST) endeavors to help residents integrate with others more effectively through increased speech and communication skills. ST may also be instrumental in increasing residents' eating enjoyment by maximizing their swallowing safety with the least restrictive diets. In accordance with the primary care physician's directions, these items may be addressed:

 
  • Swallowing problems
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Diet consistency
  • Transition from feeding tube
  • Vitalstim
  • Dry mouth
  • Slurred speech
  • Aphasia
  • Eating problems