Achieving Independence Requires

Dynamic Rehabilitation

Whether you have just undergone surgery or are recovering from a hospital stay, rehabilitation is paramount to restoring you to your previous state of independence. The therapy department at the Forest City Nursing & Rehab Center provides skillful rehabilitation services that will help you get back to where you want to be. While you focus on healing, we will take care of the small stuff, like laundry, housekeeping, and meal preparations all while providing you around the clock assistance whenever you may need it.

Some of the Therapies We offer:

Physical Therapy is responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning of patients. In physical therapy, the patient will participate in an individualized recovery plan aimed at maximizing patient's independence and safety during all mobility tasks through patient/caregiver education, gait training, bed mobility, and wound care. We offer services to a variety of patient’s including rehabilitation following a fracture or joint replacement, acute medical conditions, Parkinson's care, stroke recovery, diabetic rehabilitation, Alzheimer's/dementia, and general rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline. We also offer a comprehensive home evaluation assessment with both primary caregivers and the patient to ensure optimal discharge planning.

Occupational Therapy helps to restore your independence and pre-level of functioning post fall, stroke, or other illness affecting physical activities. Our Occupational Therapists develop an individual treatment plan to ensure you meet your recovery goals by addressing self-care, meal prep, home management, and medication management. Most importantly however, Occupational Therapy gets you back to your daily routine so you are able to once again engage in activities that have personal meaning and are satisfying to you. Our therapy team is especially exceptional at treating hand and shoulder injuries and has ten years of in-depth training regarding effective treatment techniques.

Speech & Language Pathologists work with individuals who struggle with cognition including memory, attention, and problem solving. As people age, so do their chances of acquiring a communication or swallowing related disorder. In addition, the chances of an individual in the geriatric population having a stroke, Parkinson's disease, or developing dementia increase and subsequently so do the chances of acquiring a communication or swallowing disorders related to these diseases. A speech therapist that works with the geriatric population will have the training to detect the difference between disorder and normal aging of the swallowing, voice and cognitive functions. Speech & Language Pathologists promote a healthy lifestyle and educates consumers on how to prevent stroke and other disorders that may lead to impairment.

Restorative Nursing aims to increase the patients's independence, promote safety, preserve function, increase self-esteem, promote improvement in function and minimize deterioration. Specific patient goals, objectives and interventions need to be measurable. A care plan outlining the program is required. In general, restorative nursing programs are initiated when a resident is discharged from formalized physical, occupational, or speech rehabilitation therapy services. A resident may also be started on a restorative program when a restorative need arises during the course of a custodial stay when the patient is not a candidate for a more formalized therapy program.