Transitional Rehabilitation Services for Seniors

When a person gets injured or has a prolonged illness, doctors often recommend Transitional Rehabilitation Services. Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies are part of the Avamere Family of Companies’ holistic approach to treating conditions affecting the elderly, from Alzheimer’s to urinary incontinence. The goal of Transitional Rehabilitation treatments is to get you back to a level of independence experienced prior to injury or illness. Depending on the severity of the injury or illness, total independence may not be attainable, but our skilled therapists will work with you to gain a level of comfort.elderly man doing physical therapy

Avamere Family of Companies’ Transitional Rehabilitation services are provided by Infinity Rehab. Infinity Rehab is a leader in therapy services and will help you get you reach further. If you’ve lost the ability to do even the most simple of tasks, our skilled physical, occupational, and speech therapy teams in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado can help you work toward your independence

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy for Seniors is a regarded practice for older adults from every level of physical ability to improve balance and strength, build confidence, and remain active. A number of people are familiar with physical therapy as a form of treatment to pursue after an accident, or to cope with a persistent health condition such as Alzheimer’s. For us, Physical Therapy is a way for seniors to maintain independence later in life.

At the hands of a trained and experienced Physical Therapist, one can work toward improving balance, strength, mobility, and overall fitness – all of which older adults may benefit from. Participating in regular physical therapy could contribute to improved physical abilities, which can also help older adults avoid falls.

person paintingOccupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists work in tandem with our Physical Therapists to improve Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). Occupational Therapists work with a senior to develop and adopt a routine of beneficial daily activities based on the client’s individual needs. We strive to get our patients back in control of life.

For example, an elderly woman who used to be active with hands-on volunteer work might stop because her worsening arthritis makes her frustrated and uncomfortable. An Occupational Therapist could talk with the woman and discover the right kinds of volunteer work for her to do and find ways to accommodate the arthritis and help her adopt exercises to help alleviate it.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy administered by a professional Speech-Language Pathologist can help teach the patient to speak in a new way, with vocal exercises that will help them communicate more effectively. In addition to vocal communication, Speech-Language Pathologists help patients overcome cognitive-communication issues, and problems with swallowing.