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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Rehabilitation

The Cayuga County Nursing Home Rehab Department goal is to provide residents with the support to maximize their abilities during their stay in the facility.  In addition, we want to rehabilitate and prepare short-term patients for their transition to the next level of care or home.

We provide Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies.  Therapists are available at least 5 days per week.  Our therapy room is equipped to provide treatments for most conditions, stressing that the patient achieve the most independence possible.

Physical Therapy is available 5 days a week, with sessions lasting 30 to 40 minutes.  Therapists emphasize walking and developing strength to get out of bed and/or a chair.  To assist with these capabilities, therapists use parallel bars, exer-cycle, and weights to achieve these goals as ordered by a physician.

Occupational Therapy is available 5 days a week, with session lasting 30 to 60 minutes.  Therapists work on upper body strength and everyday skills such as bathing, dressing, and eating.

Speech Therapy is available on an as needed basis.  Therapists provide services for those who may have a speech deficit or the individual is in need of an evaluation for a swallowing problem.  If a swallowing problem has been determined, our facility has an agreement with the Gavras Center to provide a specialized type of therapy which will help regain their ability to swallow liquids that may have caused choking in the past.