Elsberry Health Care Center offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Psychological Therapy and Restorative Nursing services as each resident’s Physician orders. This also includes services for patients transitioning from hospital to home.
Physical Therapy services consist of a variety of treatments intended to increase strength and mobility, and decrease pain and discomfort. Upon a written physicians orders, an evaluation, and treatment if appropriate is initiated. Therapy needs are continually monitored and modified to provide optimum care to assist the resident in achieving his/her maximum rehabilitation potential.
Through Occupational Therapy, the resident and care givers learn which adaptive devices and aids will assist with self-care tasks and help them become easier to perform; such as transferring and positioning techniques that improve safety and reduce pain and ways to identify, reinforce and maintain self-sufficiency.
Speech Therapy services are provided by a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist and prescribed by the attending physicians. All treatments are designed to help the resident improve and/or maintain communicative effectiveness and swallowing ability.
Psycho Therapy services are available by a licensed, certified Psychotherapist who provides counseling services as needed for resident’s psychological and emotional well being.
Restorative Nursing is the provision of services whereby each resident is provided counseling services as needed for each resident’s psychological and emotional well being.
Restorative Nursing is the provision of services whereby each resident is provided the ability to increase functional levels of activities of daily living and to prevent complications associated with inactivity. Restorative Nursing includes: promoting proper body alignment, pressure sore prevention, range of motion exercises, use of self-help devices, promoting independence of activities of daily living, bowel and bladder retraining programs, and re-motivational activities.