After a serious health crisis, injury or surgery, you may need to spend some time in a residential rehabilitation facility. Using best practices, innovative practice areas and the newest technology, our caring professional staff strive to increase patient comfort and vitality during recovery.
Following the course of care, each patient is evaluated to determine their ability to continue living alone or with loved ones. Most rehabilitation patients return to their own homes or a supported living site following recovery. Since The Cottages are so home-like, the progression from rehabilitation to home is much, much easier.
Rehabilitation services are generally covered for older adults eligible for Medicare reimbursement. The Cottages also accept patients with private insurance or the ability to pay privately.
Orthopedic rehab at The Cottages treats the skeleton, muscles, tendons and their supporting soft tissue. Physicians, case managers, physical therapists and occupational therapists are dedicated to helping you repair and build your strength, coordination and flexibility. We treat several orthopedic conditions including, but not limited to:
- Unilateral and bilateral joint replacements
- Knee & hip replacements
- Hip fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Shoulder replacements
Occupational therapy is a rehab service that helps individuals achieve independence. Occupational therapy include:
- Activities of daily living such as dressing techniques, grooming, bathing and home management skills
- Training in the use of self-help aids
- Cognitive skills development
- Upper body strengthening and coordination
- Home evaluation to assess need for adaptive equipment to promote safety
The physical therapy staff is committed to helping individuals restore health, function and development. Our staff treats orthopedic conditions, joint and soft-tissue injuries, arthritic conditions and neurologic conditions using the following therapy techniques:
- Walking practice on a new indoor track, concrete, grass and stone surfaces
- Moving in and out of a vehicle using the transit machine
- Training in areas of bed mobility, transfers and gait (with or without an assistive device)
- Treatment of lower extremity dysfunction
- Strength training and coordination
- Pain management
- Balance training
- Amputee care/prosthetics
- Physical agent modalities as needed
Speech therapy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders. Our speech pathologist works with residents and communicates an assessment and recommendations with the care team. Speech therapy techniques include:
- Receptive/expressive language therapy
- Oral motor
- Dysphagia management
- Cognitive rehabilitation
The Cottage’s pain management program provides a treatment plan that will facilitate a more productive and reduced pain lifestyle for those living with acute and chronic pain. Pain management services include:
- Independent comprehensive evaluation
- Medical evaluation
- Rehabilitative evaluation
Post Surgical Recovery
Depending upon your type of surgery, The Cottage’s team of rehabilitation specialists will create a recovery program to meet your specific and changing needs. Pain and wound care programs are utilized to make your stay more comfortable as you recover from surgery. The Vacuum Assisted Closure (Wound VAC treatment) clinical therapy dramatically reduces healing time for chronic wounds while significantly reducing pain.
The Cottage’s pulmonary care program assesses and treats patients with acute and chronic lung disorders. Our staff team supports and motivates patients to become healthy through lifestyle changes, therapy education, medication, physical rehabilitation and pulmonary exercise. We treat several acute and chronic lung disorders including:
The stroke recovery rehabilitation program at The Cottages encompasses several treatment techniques including exercise, muscle training, speech therapy, occupational therapy and swallowing exercises. We also focus on the emotional state of patients because depression is common following a stroke.
The wound care therapy services at The Cottages utilize the Vacuum Assisted Closure or V.A.C. clinical therapy procedure, which dramatically reduces healing time for chronic wounds of geriatric and rehab patients. Our long-term intravenous therapy and respiratory therapy programs also help to aggressively treat infection and disease.
Therapeutic recreation provides residents with a variety of cognitive, physical and social pursuits to enhance health, recovery, functional abilities and quality of life. Programs are organized into individual, small and large group activities to meet the needs and interests of all residents. All activities are used to create meaningful and purposeful engagement.