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Rehabilitation

If you or a loved one experiences a fall or other healthcare setback, it takes specialized care to get functioning back to normal. Rehabilitation centers provide treatments and therapies to help individuals recover from injuries, chronic illnesses, or conditions that interfere with the body’s ability to function. Carespring rehabilitation services in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky offer specialized care and support under the supervision of medical professionals, helping individuals regain mobility and independence.

A variety of services are available at our facilities including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and other therapeutic activities such as recreational activities. Carespring’s rehabilitation facilities put the health of the patient first, ensuring they can return home as soon as possible. We provide individualized care plans tailored to meet each patient’s needs and goals for recovery.

What is rehabilitation?

There’s a pivotal time immediately following a health event when rehabilitative care is a necessary step in the recovery process. Even though moving back into a patient’s home may seem like the best option, it’s not always safest for the patient. To bridge the care gap during this time, rehabilitation centers have become an important step in the rehabilitation process.

Rehabilitation services are short- or long-term plans that helps people with impairments—such as injuries or illnesses—achieve their own unique abilities and goals. It’s a multi-disciplinary approach that combines physical therapy, counseling, speech therapy, and other assistive services to help improve what you’re able to do and lead a better life. Often times patients can gain back their faculties in the short span of rehabilitation by strengthening muscles, learning how to use mobility aids, relearning cognitive skills and coping with associated psychological changes. Rehabilitation can be incredibly empowering for those who have suffered an injury or illness, as it gets them back on their feet in short order so they can begin living a normal life again.

Reasons for Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation offers short-term and long-term solutions to people with impairments, illnesses and injuries. Short-term rehabilitation aims to rapidly restore physical strength and endurance, reduce pain levels while increasing functionality of the body. On the other hand, acute rehabilitation works on promoting recovery over a period of time due to a prolonged injury or illness. It focuses on improving functioning, health maintenance and prevention of secondary conditions—such as depression, anxiety or loss of muscular control—by providing qualified support in activities like nutrition counseling and physical therapy. Beyond this, rehabilitation can also help boost self-confidence by teaching people skills and techniques for practical daily tasks. Ultimately, these efforts may all be aimed at restoring independent living skills in order to expedite recovery as quickly and safely as possible.

Improve mobility

This can include building strength, balance, and range of motion. Health care professionals can fit individuals with a cane, crutches, or other assistive devices. By customizing an individual care plan, activities that are important to an individual’s life can be adapted to ensure the patient’s safety.

Recover from a physical injury

Recovery often involves pain management and physical therapy. This helps regain strength or motion lost due to the injury and builds the skills necessary to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Recover from a seizure or stroke

Rehabilitation after a stroke is crucial. After doctors at the hospital have treated the initial damage caused by the stroke, the focus shifts to recovering damaged body and brain function. Each patient is unique and requires different therapies, which means your team has to be flexible and dedicated to your case.

Avoid surgery

Sometimes, rehabilitation is necessary to avoid surgery. Doctors will suggest this when the surgery is invasive and can be avoided. As we age, putting the body through the stress of surgery becomes more and more dangerous. Avoiding surgery is often a very attractive option.

Types of Rehabilitation

When someone goes to a rehabilitation facility for medical purposes, their treatment plan is tailored to their needs. A team of health care providers helps the patient get back to their optimal health through rehabilitative therapy, nursing interventions, the proper diet, and exercise. Treatment plans may include:

  • Physical therapy to increase strength, mobility, and range of motion.
  • Occupational therapy to help strengthen daily activities. Occupational therapy is customized to help each patient reach their personal goals.
  • Speech therapy to improve speech, comprehension, swallowing, etc. Speech therapy is especially common after a stroke or other brain-related health event.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation to help improve thinking, memory, planning, or other mental functions.
  • Tools and equipment to help people move and function, such as learning to use mobility aids and bathroom safety products.
  • Nutritional counseling to assist in recovery and functioning. This may be especially prevalent in older adults.
  • Pain management.
  • Medication management and monitoring to help each patient get what they need at the right time.
  • Specialized nursing care, depending on the patient, their needs, and their goals.

Carespring’s rehabilitation centers employ industry experts and licensed therapists to implement a comprehensive plan of care for patients. We encourage a smooth transition from the facility to a patient’s home. Our state-of-the-art facilities have cutting edge equipment and therapists who constantly learn more about their field of care. This allows us to provide excellent rehabilitation services.

We provide:

  • An experienced team with a long record of success for high-quality care and getting you or your loved one healthy and back home.
  • Expertise in a large range of therapies.
  • An interdisciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation including physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers.

Along with rehabilitation, we also offer independent and assisted living, as well as traditional nursing homes. With Carespring, you can always count on quality care. We treat you or your loved one like family!  Contact us today for more information.