Skilled Short-Term Rehabilitation
The Highest Level of Treatment & Care
An accident, injury or recovering from a major health event or medical treatment may leave someone unable to live their best life. We are committed to enhancing and restoring abilities and quality of life in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Rehabilitation therapy is also sometimes called post-acute, sub-acute or post-hospital rehabilitation. At Encore Communities, we have extensive experience in treating a wide range of residents and are focused on returning them to active lives.
Fully Equipped and State-of-the-Art Facilities
Returning to pre-surgery or pre-injury life often requires getting stronger and more confident. We achieve that through:
- Fully equipped practice kitchen
- Therapy bath with tub and shower training
- Both high- and low-tech equipment to improve balance and walking skills
- Secure harness
- Body-weight-supported treadmills
- Stairs, curbs and ramps in an outdoor setting
- Standing frame
- Modalities to help maximize strength and minimize discomfort:
- Electrical stimulation
- Biofeedback and laser therapy
- Multiple types of strengthening equipment, because strength is a key to independence
- Pneumatic weight training system
- Wheelchair-accessible weight training stations
- Hoist weight system
In addition, we have protocols for specific health situations, such as:
Following a traumatic fall or injury or after bone or joint surgery, mobility must be restored to ensure safety and independence. Following physician-directed protocols, the Encore team therapists begin this process immediately, carrying over gains from hospital therapy. We track progress, celebrate successes (small and significant) and encourage every resident to remain committed and confident.
Plus, we keep caregivers and medical professionals fully informed of progress and concerns.
Regaining strength, safely conditioning the heart muscle, and improving general fitness levels are among our goals. Part of this rehabilitation is to prevent future heart issues. Therapy programs are personalized to improve bed mobility, daily living, gait and transfers.
Through our skilled nursing services, we can also provide more intensive nursing care for post-surgical wounds, dressing changes and IV management. We encourage walking and other aerobic exercises, and Encore Communities grounds are the perfect setting in which to do that.
Following a stroke or brain injury, recovery and rehabilitation are essential. Encore provides physical therapy, speech language pathology and occupational therapy.
Exercise, massage and heat are among the protocols our experienced team uses to help people regain the use of their arms and legs and prevent muscle stiffness when permanent paralysis has occurred.
Learning to communicate again and swallow safely is achieved through ongoing speech pathology.
Our state-of-the-art therapy pool and spa are located in the Red Barn. There, residents engage in non-weight-bearing exercise, with our experienced staff encouraging them every step and splash along the way.