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Good Samaritan Nursing Home provides a variety of programs dedicated to supporting patients and their families in managing their conditions with dignity and ease. To learn more about the programs we offer, please use the menu on the right.

Amputee Rehabilitation

Amputee Rehabilitation includes the pre-prosthetic phase which focuses on skin and stump care, exercise to improve endurance, mobility and upper body strength and new strategies for completing daily life tasks. In this stage, patients are evaluated for functional ability to use a prosthesis. When the limb has healed well enough to tolerate weight, patients will be measured for a temporary prosthesis and begin training.
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Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive Rehabilitation involves assessment of cognitive status and areas of impaired function. The interrelationship between cognition and language serves as the basis for effective communication thus a cognitive impairment can result in a communication breakdown.
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Restorative Swallowing/Feeding(Dysphagia Treatment)

Restorative Swallowing/Feeding(Dysphagia Treatment) involves the clinical swallowing and feeding evaluation to identify normal and abnormal swallowing anatomy and physiology, signs of possible or potential disorders, making decisions about management, development of treatment plans and provision of treatment, as well as determining appropriate dismissal criteria. Treatment involves the use of compensatory as well as rehabilitative techniques.
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Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation is provided by occupational and physical therapists together with speech-language pathologists working to maximize the function of patients with stroke or other brain injuries. Some of the neurogenic disorders treated are Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig ’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Weekly team meetings facilitate coordination of treatment goals and help to maximize outcomes. The multidisciplinary team focus is to help patients recover the mental and/or physical functioning affected by a neurological condition. Patients who have suffered strokes, paralysis, loss of memory, mobility or speech and the inability to eat receive physical, occupational and speech therapies through a comprehensive individualized plan of treatment.
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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy concentrates on the mastering of the essential activities of daily living and returning individuals to their highest potential. This is achieved by improving and restoring function or compensations and adapting for dysfunction. Occupational therapists evaluate and develop strategies and skills to help patients become self-sufficient. Therapeutic activities are goal-directed and designed to assist individuals in adapting to the physical and social environment. Activities include prescribed adaptive equipment and techniques, providing home assessment for accessible living environments, family training and compensation training.
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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation is provided for the patients with orthopedic, arthritic, or athletic injury problems. Therapists provide evaluation and treatment of soft tissue injuries to the spine and peripheral joints, post-surgical rehabilitation of total joint replacements and fractures using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, patient education and home exercise programs. Manual therapy, mechanical treatments and various modalities are also available.
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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is the assessment and treatment of injuries and disabilities. Physical therapists seek to restore strength, mobility, balance, endurance and function following injury, surgery, illness or disease. The goals of Physical Therapy include pain relief, improved functional mobility, improved self confidence and adaptation to any permanent physical changes.
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Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy is performed by speech-language pathologists who provide assessment and treatment in the areas of speech, language, voice, swallowing and cognition. Speech therapy treatment includes services for speech, language or hearing disorders, dysphagia services; assessment for augmentative communication systems and devices, for persons with speech, voice, and/or language deficits secondary to neurologic disorders and/or respiratory deficits (tracheostomy tubes).
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