As a comprehensive provider of award-winning rehabilitative care, Allied Services facilities have a distinct focus on rehabilitation. Our Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is no exception. Whether here for a long-term or transitional stay, our residents will have access to the same level of rehabilitative excellence as any of our other levels of care. Provided below is a list of the rehabilitation programs available to our Skilled Nursing residents:
The Amputee program provides specialized evaluations assesses the need for balance, and transfer training, as well as, wound and skin care. Therapists direct their attention to the resident’s activities of daily living and prosthetic gait and ambulation training. The overall goals of the amputation program are to assist the resident in achieving functional independence, to improve his or her quality of life and to provide effective patient/family education. Therapists develop individualized treatment plans aimed at assessing patient risk, promoting functional gains and teaching the transitional residents effective coping skills for life after discharge from rehab.
Providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art rehabilitation, the Arthritis program is staffed by healthcare professionals with years of clinical experience and expert training in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, psoriatic or rheumatoid arthritis. For short-term transitional patients and our residents, we strive to give you the best medical care possible in order to maximize independence and quality of life.
The Balance Program treats residents with diagnoses that are related to vestibular and neurological disorders. Specially trained therapists help residents improve balance, decrease dizziness, minimize falls, reduce their need for medication and improve activity levels. Using the latest advancements in technology coupled with knowledge and help from experts trained in vestibular rehabilitation, our team will develop a program specifically tailored to each resident’s needs.
The Cancer Program helps residents maximize ability and independence and minimize many of the complications associated with cancer and its treatment. Specialized services are available for disorders caused by specific types of cancer, such as shoulder pain, arm swelling, and weakness or stiffness after breast or lung surgery; pain or difficulty moving caused by bone tumors; speech or swallowing disorders after neck or throat surgery; weakness, loss of balance, decreased memory and impaired speech due to brain tumors; and paralysis from spinal cord tumors. Rehabilitation services can help cancer survivors reduce fatigue, increase vigor and strength, improve mood, and boost the immune system.
Hand & Upper Extremity
Providing comprehensive rehabilitation services to residents with injuries or diagnoses related to the hand or upper extremity, our team of specially trained occupational therapists work on helping residents regain the skills needed to perform daily activities such as dressing and eating. They also evaluate assistive equipment needs and have extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity dysfunction. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and those with other specialized certifications afford us the opportunity to treat the most clinically challenging patients.
The Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program treats residents with trauma, disease, infection, tumors and congenital disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system. Often times the resident has had surgical interventions, such as a hip, knee or shoulder replacement. Our goal is to recover functional skills, maximize mobility and reduce pain levels. Some interventions used are electrical stimulation, pain management/pharmacology, treadmill, strengthening, and assistive devices and techniques. A dedicated team of physical therapists use current research-based clinical practice to diagnose and treat residents following surgery or injury, and help improve function and the activities of daily living.
The Lymphedema Program provides comprehensive rehab care to residents with acute to chronic lymphedema, the abnormal swelling of the arm, leg or other body part due to an excessive build up of fluid called lymph. This condition affects both men and women who receive lymph node dissection, radiation, injury or infection, or who are born with the swelling or get it for no apparent reason. Our staff has experience in managing lymphedema and its complications from mild to very severe.
Along with traditional therapy interventions, our comprehensive treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease will incorporate LSVT Big and Loud, two highly effective, research-based Parkinson’s treatment techniques. The program teaches patients to move Big and speak Loud based on the principles of amplitude, sensory calibration, and self-awareness of motor patterns (movement) without cognitive overload. Success of the program translates into new motor plans that carry over into everyday activities, thus positively impacting quality of life.
The short-term pulmonary rehabilitation program is a specifically designed resident-focused program that helps the resident manage and minimize the debilitating effects of pulmonary disease. Residents will gain a better understanding of the disease process, techniques to better manage stress and anxiety and knowledge of how nutrition and diet relate to their medical conditions.
Speech & Swallowing
The speech and swallowing program provides comprehensive rehab to patients with voice, swallowing or cognitive disorders. A team of specialized speech pathologists evaluates and treats residents, assesses the problem and its severity, and uses voice or language exercises, vital stim technology and other training to help people develop effective communication skills, as well as maximize their ability to swallow properly.
Residents who suffer strokes or cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs) may experience partial paralysis, weakness, loss of sensation, difficulty in speech, swallowing or thought processes, or other neurological symptoms. Our highly skilled staff provides individualized therapy programs that address the physical, functional, social, psychological and speech/language needs of each resident. We provide an interdisciplinary team approach to improving function in mobility, communication, cognition, and self-care, as well as community re-entry, if appropriate.
Ventilator & Respiratory
Allied Services Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center is the only skilled nursing center in the area that offers a dedicated respiratory unit. Led by a board-certified pulmonologist, the respiratory unit is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with licensed respiratory therapists who provide extensive pulmonary care for the most medically complex patients, both on a post-acute and chronic long-term level. The 26-bed state-of- the-art ventilator unit is staffed by the most qualified and specially trained team of critical care nurses, registered respiratory therapists, and rehabilitation professionals. They meet monthly to formally review each resident’s medical, social, and psychological process and plan accordingly.