At United Living Community, we are happy to offer short-term rehabilitative therapy services to help individuals recover from injury, illness or disease. The licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists provide treatments that help patients reverse disabling conditions or cope with deficits that cannot be reversed by medical care.
Our therapeutic professional and paraprofessional rehabilitative employees assist individual clients in maximizing strength and day-to-day capabilities for a swift return home.
Individuals coming to ULC for Rehabilitative Services will have their own suite with their neighborhood kitchen and dining/living room. This provides easy access to therapy treatments and allows clients to practice daily tasks before going home. Through our Rehabilitative Services, we provide patients a safe and supportive environment to help them assimilate back into a normal home life.
Physical Therapy may be prescribed to patients who have suffered injuries or illnesses, such as orthopedic surgery, arthritis, amputations, cancer, cardiac disease, stroke or other neurological injuries or disorders. Our physical therapists will design a treatment plan specific to each individual patient after evaluation. They will take into account the patient’s and family’s goals in addition to the goals established according to deficits that the patient presents with. Treatment may include exercise; neurological re-education and balance training; gait training; use of modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot packs or cold packs; fitting of appropriate assistive device and wheelchair if necessary. Our physical therapists also work with orthotists and prosthetists for additional bracing needs. Physical therapy treatment can help relieve pain, improve strength and functional mobility, and assist patients to returning to previous level of function or adapting to current conditions.
Occupational Therapy assists patients regain the ability to perform normal, everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, grooming, cooking, etc. This kind of therapy may be appropriate to rehabilitate injuries or illnesses from orthopedic surgery, cancer, amputation, arthritis, head injuries, stroke or other neurological injuries or disorders. Our occupational therapists help patients restore skills or learn how to adapt to perform skills to adjust to new disabilities with adaptive equipment or devices. Occupational therapists can perform a home safety evaluation and make recommendations for home modifications to make it safe for patient to return home.
Speech Therapy helps patients who have suffered injuries or illnesses such as brain trauma, cancer, neuromuscular disease or stroke. Speech therapy helps restore or correct speech disorders, address swallowing deficits as well as cognitive or communication problems. Our speech pathologists work with patients to improve specific speech and language deficits; improve communication or make recommendations for alternative communication; remember everyday objects and routines; increase participation with activities of daily living; improve safety and efficiency for swallowing; and make recommendations for most appropriate diet with safe textures and fluid consistencies.