Senior Living Therapy in Salem Oregon
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Therapy for Senior Living Communities in Oregon
Apart from providing home health and hospice services, Aleca also offers personalized therapy services for senior care communities. For assisted living, memory care, adult care homes, and other senior living communities, Aleca provides outpatient therapy services on a larger scale.
Aleca’s team comprises professionals with doctoral degrees in physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as certifications in manual physical therapy and hand therapy.
When enlisted to assist those in senior care communities, they can address the needs of a variety of patients and conditions, including:
- Post-Operative and Nonsurgical conditions or injuries
- Sports Medicine Injuries
- Spine Injuries/Dysfunction
- Hand/Elbow Dysfunction
- Arthritic Conditions
- Balance Conditions
- Gait Dysfunction
- Tendonitis/ Tendinosis
- Joint replacement
- Speech & Communication Disorders
- Cardiac events
- Other neurological dysfunctions
Residents of the Aleca senior care community have the option to work with therapists in the comfort of their own apartments or in designated spaces such as a gym or yoga studio. By making therapy appointments easily accessible, there is a higher likelihood of resident participation and therapists can collaborate with caregivers who regularly work with residents.
Through working with Aleca therapists, residents can reduce their risk of falls, improve their strength and endurance, and become more capable of completing daily tasks independently. This leads to increased self-esteem and a quicker recovery from hospital stays. If you believe that your senior care community could benefit from our diverse range of therapy services, please contact an Aleca care coordinator to discuss available options.
In most situations, our Salem senior living therapists will coordinate with your community’s doctors and nurses to obtain therapy service prescriptions. After this initial step, we can promptly begin with an assessment of residents and establish health and wellness goals to achieve through ongoing therapy sessions.
Benefits of Senior Living Therapy in Salem, Oregon
The benefits of senior care community therapy are numerous and unique to each patient. However, one thing is certain: Aleca’s senior care community therapy plans are designed to assist residents in overcoming functional, physical, and communicative challenges.
Why Choose Aleca Senior Living Therapy in Salem, Oregon?
Our team of trained professionals can:
- Simplify your discharge from the hospital
- Prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations
- Manage your pain or other symptoms of a serious or chronic illness
- Coordinate treatment with your other healthcare providers
- Refer reputable community resources
- Provide support and education to your caregivers
- Assist with advance directive decisions
Through ongoing therapy in senior care, assisted living, nursing homes, or transitional rehab centers, patients could potentially expect:
- Improved endurance
- Improved flexibility and balance
- Enhanced gait (walking technique)
- Increased mobility and strength
- Lessened risk of falls
- Knowledge of independent exercise techniques
- Improved function in skills of daily living
- Improved language expression and communication
- Improved difficulty with swallowing
- Decreased likelihood of hospital readmission
- Lessened dependence on prescription drugs
Achieving success with our senior care community therapy means enhancing function and independence for the patients under our care. The natural aging process brings physical challenges such as diminished muscle strength and flexibility, which can limit seniors from living an active lifestyle. This can lead to a cycle of declining strength, resulting in further deterioration. Physical and occupational therapy offered in care communities can help address these issues by managing pain, improving balance, and increasing muscle strength and endurance.
The more mobile and active senior residents are, the better their overall health outcomes will be, reducing the likelihood of requiring higher levels of care. Aleca’s senior care community programs provide ongoing support to seniors, enabling them to complete daily tasks independently within their community.
To learn more about our senior care community therapy services, please contact us. As one of the few providers in the region, we can provide more information on our resources, available treatments, and the expert team members dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
What We Treat
Senior living communities provide seniors with assistance, socialization, and medical attention when needed. However, many of these communities may overlook the benefits of outpatient therapies for promoting health and wellness. With Aleca’s senior care community therapy, residents can access a range of therapeutic services conveniently from their apartment or community building.
Our senior care community therapy services include physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech-language therapies. Each of these therapies serves a unique purpose and can be utilized on a short-term or long-term basis.
Physical therapy focuses on improving the movement of large muscles in the body. For seniors with poor balance or reduced strength in their limbs, physical therapy sessions can be highly beneficial. Physical therapists help patients increase or maintain muscle tone and endurance, reducing the risk of falls and allowing them to perform daily activities independently.
At Aleca, our physical therapists can also design and oversee restorative therapy programs tailored to your residents’ individual needs. These programs can be conducted by your existing staff and carefully monitored by our therapists. By following prescribed exercise regimens, caregivers and residents can collaborate to enhance functional mobility and strength.
Occupational therapy, unlike physical therapy, emphasizes smaller, finer motor movements and everyday activities such as personal hygiene. Older adults who experience mobility deficits due to conditions like arthritis or strokes can benefit greatly from working with an occupational therapist who can teach them new methods of completing daily tasks. Moreover, occupational therapists can help seniors choose and use assistive technology to promote independence, thus boosting self-esteem and body awareness.
Speech Language Therapy:
Speech language therapy is not only limited to speech, but also addresses any language or oral-related issues. Seniors who have difficulty swallowing or chewing food, often caused by strokes or other injuries, can benefit greatly from working with an Aleca speech language therapist. Our speech therapists can also assist residents who have memory and functional issues that result from cognitive conditions such as dementia.
Respiratory therapy is an essential component of recovery for those with breathing difficulties. Senior citizens are susceptible to respiratory issues, such as pneumonia, that can hinder their ability to breathe effectively. Aleca’s respiratory therapists employ massaging and tapping techniques to help residents loosen mucus and improve their breathing practices.
Contact us to inquire about senior care community therapy options.
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