The most common of all therapies, physical therapy consists of exercises, functional mobility training, bed mobility training, transfer training, and progressive gait training. The goal is to ideally return back to an optimal level of functioning and self-mobility so that you can return home to your loved ones or attain or maintain your highest functional level for a long term stay.
This therapy consists of training for activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, grooming, dressing, and self-care exercises to return back to an optimal level of functioning and self-care.
This therapy consists of exercises and training so that you can regain some or all of your prior functional ability to eat, swallow and speak and improve cognition. Examples of this type of therapy may include pursed lip breathing, the use of communication boards, lemon ice to invoke a salivary response and modified barium swallow analysis.
The most efficient administration of medication is intravenous medication infusion or IV. Doctors often prescribe this method of medication administration for its speed in delivering a measured dose of medication, antibiotics or analgesics. Pain management via IV infusion is effective, quick and efficient.
After rehabilitation is completed, some patients require additional exercises, range of motion, ambulation or dining assistance to maintain his/her current level of functioning. In this instance, the rehabilitation staff often "hands off" the rehabilitation to nursing in a lower level of intensity without the oversight of a rehab professional. While this is in no way a substitute for skilled rehabilitation, it is an adjunct to rehabilitative care within the nursing scope of practice.