Stonebrook Health and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Services

Each of our patients comes to us with very different and specific rehab needs. Our entire rehabilitation team is committed to create individualized therapy programs that directly answer those specific needs. We encourage each patient to achieve their maximum outcomes of independence and ability. Families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy works toward specific goals of achieving each individual's highest functional level of independence. We focus on identification, prevention and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain. Following evaluation, the therapists develop an individualized treatment program.

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

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 therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment focus 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

Speech therapists provide a range of services to assess, educate and train the resident in communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help patients affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our therapists 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

Patients admitted to the facility that receive nutrition partially or exclusively via a gastrostomy tube are evaluated for potential return to solid foods as appropriate.