General Rehabilitation

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~Return to your highest level of independence~

We understand that while nobody wants to go to a skilled nursing facility following a surgery, stroke, heart attack or other medical event, many patients benefit from the intensive rehabilitation and around-the-clock nursing care available at Wolf Creek Care Center. Our individualized and compassionately delivered rehabilitation program can help you get better, faster, with fewer complications and a reduced chance of being re-hospitalized.

Our rehab services include:

  • Fully staffed, In-House Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists (see below for details on each)
  • Therapeutic Nursing/Rehab available 7 days a week
  • Stroke and Neurological Recovery Program
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
  • Return to Home and Activities of Daily Living Re-Training Program
  • Fall Prevention and Balance Re-Training Program
  • Expansive Therapy Gym
  • Electrical Stim & Ultrasound

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the resident’s highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Increase strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
  • Increase motor control for a resident who has suffered a stroke
  • Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident

Occupational Therapy

Our professional occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our residents whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging.

Occupational therapy assists our residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
  • Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing
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