Personalizing Your Recovery Through Therapy Programs at The Preserve

Nurse and resident in rehad roomSurgery, injury or an accidental fall can suddenly bring your daily activities and mobility to a stop. A smooth transition between a person’s stay in the hospital and back home is important and requires an environment that promotes well-being, which includes current technology, clinical expertise and caring support. We share your goal of a speedy recovery and our specialty team approach to individualized therapy will help you regain target levels of strength, mobility, independence, and wellness.

The Preserve will tailor the therapy options available to meet the unique needs of our individual residents. Our programs are flexible and can be personalized to the changing needs of the individual. Our person-centered model, with emphasis on the whole person recognizes that all persons have physical, social, emotional, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual needs, regardless of their level of cognitive function. This allows our services to meet the changing needs of our residents and ensures The Preserve staff is trained on the philosophy of care that shapes policies and practices.

A Premier Healing Environment

The Preserve Second FloorOur community offers a dedicated area for skilled rehabilitation known as The Lagoon. While staying at The Lagoon, each person will have a fully-furnished, private suite including a private bathroom and small kitchenette. A smart TV, housekeeping, and linens and towels are included with each suite as well as access to the spa with whirlpool tub, salon/barber, lounge areas and more.

Offering around-the-clock skilled nursing care, physicians assistants, therapists, and clinicians work together with each individual to restore strength and improve balance and mobility in a timely manner.

Skilled Therapies Offered

Understanding the importance of staying current with the latest research and therapies, our community offers various types of skilled therapy and rehabilitation programs, such as:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Post-cardiac surgery rehabilitation
  • Neurologic rehabilitation
  • Vestibular

The staff at The Preserve educates our residents on the importance of balance and fall prevention. As we age, many changes take place with our body including a decline in balance. Visual, muscular, postural and vestibular changes are all happening and lead to accidents related to balance. Accidental falls are the leading cause of serious injury in persons older than age 65, and over 10% of falls lead to hospitalization or re-hospitalization.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is a specialized type of physical therapy offered in our community that focuses on exercises involving head movement to engage and retrain the vestibular system. Often referred to as an inner ear imbalance, people with a vestibular disorder may experience the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Visual disturbance
  • Imbalance

As part of Volunteers of America, The Preserve has access to many programs for our residents including It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L). Committed to staying on top of today’s technology and ways to engage users, the iN2L program provides dignity through technology by connecting older adults and their caregivers with the tools and practical benefits computers have to offer. It is a user-friendly system, operating on a picture-based touch screen interface. And while the computer seems to have a limitless upside providing access to the internet, email, music, exercise programs and so much more, the alternatives iN2L offers for therapy and rehabilitation are game changing.

With a variety of applications available for occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy, all aspects are covered:

Occupational Therapy

  • Motor control
  • Balance
  • Safety issues
  • Daily living activities
  • Problem solving
  • Memory

Speech Therapy

  • Sequencing
  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Safety issues

Physical Therapy

  • Coordination
  • Standing balance
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Range of motion
  • Strength and endurance

The iN2L system is portable and can be used in residents’ rooms and research shows that using a computer for therapeutic reasons keeps the user engaged for longer periods of time, enhancing and sustaining their treatment.

The Preserve offers a continuum of care and services. Older adults and their caregivers can rest assured that as health needs change, additional care is available on site. Contact us today to learn more about the skilled therapies available.