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Senior Rehabilitation Services

At Briar Hill, we are pleased to offer senior rehabilitation services staffed by licensed practitioners in Respiratory, Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapies. Our staff members are committed to helping each resident return to his or her highest level of function. We create custom-tailored programs that include goals that will ensure appropriate functional skills that can be identified, learned, and reinforced by our Restorative Nursing programs.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists diagnose physical issues that restrict movement and use exercises or other techniques to ease pain and increase mobility and muscle strength. They also design fitness programs that are designed to help seniors prevent injuries and illnesses and live a more active lifestyle.

  • Mobility and Transfer Training
  • Ambulation, strength, endurance, range of
 motion
  • Therapeutic Exercises: stretching, and balance/coordination

Speech Therapy

Seniors with cognitive difficulties or dementia may benefit from speech therapy because it can preserve brain function associated with communication. In addition, it can be effective for older adults with swallowing disorders as speech therapists can suggest a diet plan that reduces their risk of choking while eating.

  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Maintaining Communication Needs

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

You can count on our occupational therapists to assist your senior with daily living skills and self-care tasks such as getting dressed and eating. They can support them with memory loss or other cognitive impairments and make recommendations about adaptive equipment like wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids, and dressing sticks.

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Independent Skills Training
  • Exercise

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Respiratory therapy can help older adults breathe easier through treatments that are intended to preserve or improve pulmonary or lung function. It is ideal for seniors who are living with congestive heart failure, emphysema, pneumonia, chest trauma, or similar conditions.

  • On-Site Pulmonologist & Respiratory Therapist
  • Tracheostomy Care & Weaning
  • CPAP / BiPAP
  • Individual Comprehensive Respiratory Evaluations
  • Treatment of High-Acuity Pulmonary Patients
  • Reduction in Re-Hospitalizations