Homestead Village‘s physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and restorative therapy services are all part of one of the premier rehabilitation programs in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.
Treatments are offered throughout the week at the well-equipped Homestead Village Rehabilitation Therapy Center by licensed professional therapists. And you don’t have to be one of our residents to pursue your rehab therapy at Homestead Village.
The Importance Rehabilitation Therapy Plays in Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
One of the essential parts of maintaining good health, especially as we age, is a healthy, active lifestyle full of regular exercise. Most everyone knows this. It’s key to thriving in our day-to-day activities.
However, most people probably don’t realize that utilizing different forms of therapy can significantly reduce the risk of health problems facing many seniors, such as injury from falls, chronic pain, and infections. It can even help decrease many of the associated risks of obesity—which accounts for 18% of adult deaths in the United States, or nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths.
Physical therapy helps restore function for individuals who have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction from a recent illness or injury, chronic conditions, or elective surgery. Utilizing person-centered treatment plans, our highly trained physical therapists work closely with you to restore your quality of life so that you can get back to your active lifestyle. Individualized therapeutic treatment may include pain management, training in mobility, gait stability, and positioning.
Occupational therapy assists individuals with adapting to their social and physical environment. Therapists enhance patient functionality through education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating, and grooming. If you’re struggling to complete daily tasks on your own, our occupational therapists are here to help you regain more control over your life.
When people think of speech therapy, they often assume it’s to treat a child’s stutter. However, this type of treatment is often prescribed to seniors when recovering from a stroke or other medical conditions that affect speech. Speech-language pathology addresses communication and swallowing dysfunction. Our therapists design individualized treatment plans for your unique needs, such as recovery of speech, language, memory skills, and oral muscle strength required for speaking and swallowing.
It’s quite common to lose muscle tone and muscle mass as we age. Experiencing joint pain and stiffness is also common for seniors. These changes can limit mobility and result in decreased independence. However, the right restorative or physical therapy can play a critical role in improving overall range of motion and quality of life. This type of therapy is ongoing care that may follow other rehabilitative therapies. Our therapists work with patients over the long term, restoring and preserving their optimum levels of functioning and independence.
Want to know more?
Learn about our rehabilitation services partner, Genesis Rehab Services, a leading provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and many other wellness services, primarily for the mature adult population.
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