Individualized care at Lincolnshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Merrillville IN:
At Lincolnshire Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, our rehabilitation team is very committed to helping each patient reach their rehabilitation and wellness goals. We accomplish this by empowering patients through support, education and individualized programs. Patients gain increased functioning and independence working with experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists.
Physical therapy involves identification, prevention and rehabilitation for people with physical impairment and pain. Once an evaluation is done, the physical therapist creates an individualized treatment program with the patient. Treatment may include working to increase strength and mobility in different parts of the body, working to increase motor control, working to improve balance, coordination and mobility, teaching pain management, teaching proper body mechanics, and other skills.
Occupational therapists work with patients whose ability to function has been impaired by injury, illness, or aging. Goals are developed to assist patients in adapting to their physical and social environments by helping them master the tasks that are essential for everyday living. They may teach strategies and adaptations for dressing, bathing, eating, and other activities of daily life.
Speech therapy services include assessment, treatment and education for language, articulation, voice and fluency disorders. Speech therapists work on rehabilitating patients who have comprehension, processing, or memory problems. They also teach safe swallowing skills. Speech therapists teach adaptive skills to those who can’t return to their previous level of functioning.
The rehabilitation team at Lincolnshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Merrillville IN provides patients with consistently high quality assessment, education and treatment in order to facilitate healing and recovery.