Physical therapy is provided seven days a week for patients admitted under both subaccute care (short stay) and long term care. Some of the physical therapy methods offered include:
- Gait training
- Neuromuscular Re-education
- Strengthening exercises
- Mobility Training
Therapy provided to improve the swallowing of residents with Dysphagia and the communication skills of residents who require speech therapy.
Respiratory therapy is provided for residents suffering from breathing disorders like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as other health conditions such as stroke or heart attack.
Many residents are given occupational therapy to help them tend to their own day to day personal activities. Daily living activities include dressing, home making, light meal prep and feeding skills.
Elderly or bedrest patients frequently encounter the problem of chronic wounds. A chronic wound can be defined as a sore, blister, or skin injury that has not healed after 30 days of treatment by a doctor. Characteristics of chronic wounds often include a loss of skin or underlying tissue and can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Chronic wounds are serious and need medical attention. They do not heal with conventional treatment and can take months or years to heal but some never do. The goal of wound therapy is to allow the body’s natural resources to heal the wound, as the therapy withdraws foreign matter and prohibits external factors from interfering with the healing process
Wound therapy provides the medical care needed to treat chronic wounds. Various strategies are designed to aid in the healing of a wound. At Odd Fellows our qualified Wound Care specialists treat surgical wounds, pressure wounds, vascular ulcers and other forms of chronic wounds. Residents receive personalized treatment recommendations including air loss mattresses to increase their comfort level.
Intravenous therapy involves the injection of fluid directly into the veins. IV therapy is considered to be the fastest way to deliver medication because it allows the medication to quickly reach the heart and circulate throughout the body. The emergency delivery of fluids or medication is accomplished by IV therapy.
Someone who experiences a sudden drop in blood pressure may receive an IV treatment to increase blood sugar levels. In cases of dehydration or severe malnutrition electrolytes, nutrients and water can quickly be delivered to the body using IV therapy. In the case of blood loss, blood and plasma can also be transferred through an IV.
Our experienced in-house IV therapists deliver IV treatments to those residents requiring them. IV therapies include using either a Midline or Piccline or Port-a-cath venous access system as determined by the medical and nursing staff.