To help people regain or improve their physical abilities, a physician may recommend therapy. Reasons some people may need rehab include:
- Diminishing physical strength, stamina, or vitality following a hospitalization.
- Fractures – such as hip, arm, or pelvic bones.
Physical Therapy focuses on a resident’s overall strength and can be custom designed around a resident’s home environment.
Occupational Therapy focuses on a resident’s ability to function while performing daily tasks, including, but not limited to, bathing, dressing, eating, and brushing hair and teeth.
Speech-Language Pathology focuses on a resident’s speech, ability to swallow, and improving communication and cognition, while increasing memory, safety awareness and independence.
A person may need one or any combination of the diverse aspects of therapy when recovering from an illness or accident. At Riverview Estates, we offer rehab to people who are 65 years of age and above.
Albert came to Riverview Estates for our rehabilitation program. His daughter, Donna Scoleri wrote the following about her father’s stay:
My father, Albert Longo, was recently discharged from a four week stay at Riverview Estates’ skilled nursing facility. Our experience with Riverview was a good one from admission to discharge. The employees foster a family-like environment so that residents feel welcomed and cared for while away from home. My father was always treated with dignity and respect. Both his personal and medical needs were well tended to during his stay. Their first rate rehabilitation team worked daily with him, a bilateral amputee who suffered a fractured hip, until he was up and walking again.
The staff at Riverview Estates really does care for the entire individual!"
In just 40 days Virginia Hill, an 84 years old post-polio resident recovered from a hip fracture which required a total hip replacement! According to Maria Knight, physical therapist, "the average rehabilitation time for a hip replacement patient is 70-100 days". Maria attributes Virginia's rapid recovery to her strong faith and supportive family. And the rehabilitation therapy she received at Riverview Estates.