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Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

August 3, 2018

 

How Inpatient Rehab Improves a Skilled Nursing Facility

Inpatient rehabilitation encompasses a range of services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. At Haven Rehab Management, we manage rehabilitation programs for skilled nursing facilities and independent living communities. Seniors living in these type communities can benefit a great deal from rehabilitation programs, and those who take advantage of these services usually experience a higher quality of life. Here are just a few of these benefits. 
 

Improved Mobility at Skilled Nursing Facilities 
Mobility issues are one of the most common reasons a senior goes to a skilled nursing facility. If someone struggles with their mobility, they are at an increased risk of falls and accidents, making it incredibly difficult for them to live on their own. Inpatient physical rehabilitation can help them improve their mobility, range of motion, and balance, which decreases their risk of accidents. Physical therapy can also improve the patient’s strength, which can help a patient take care of themselves and maintain their independence. By getting physical therapy at a skilled nursing facility, seniors can maintain their health longer than they would be able to otherwise. 
 

Treats Common Conditions 
Physical conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, and incontinence are fairly common with residents in skilled nursing facilities, but physical, occupational, and speech therapy can help treat the symptoms of these conditions. For example, lack of exercise worsens arthritis, but physical therapy gives residents a chance to move, stretch, and work their muscles. Over time, this can improve their condition and their overall quality of life. 
 

Fights Cognitive Decline 
Conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and general cognitive decline are one of the top reasons why people seek the help of a skilled nursing facility or an independent living community. In one of these communities, residents can receive help from caregivers along with medical attention from skilled nurses. 

 

Inpatient rehabilitation can also help improve a patient’s condition. Exercising during physical therapy is known to help seniors keep their mind sharp and active, while occupational and speech therapy can improve other symptoms of their condition. Additionally, the social interaction they receive from spending time with therapists and other seniors can further benefit their cognitive performance. 
 

Contact Haven Rehab Management 
Haven Rehab Management partners with skilled nursing facilities and independent living communities throughout Southwest Missouri to manage physical, occupational, and speech therapy clinics. Our team of experienced rehabilitation experts strives to help seniors using independent living services to improve their health and maintain their independence. To learn more about our services or schedule a presentation, contact Haven Rehab Management today!
 

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