Woldenberg takes pride in the fact that there are occupational
therapists in our system with advanced training and that all patients receive individualized care.
All of the activities directed by our therapists will assist the patient in maximizing his/her independence in daily life, with the ultimate goal of returning the individual to his/her previous level of function.
> Occupational Therapy
Woldenberg’s Occupational Therapy team provides excellent services to individuals experiencing neurological, orthopedic, and general medical conditions that impede self care independence. These conditions include stroke, Parkinson’s disease, joint replacements, and general muscle weakness due to debilitating diseases such as congestive heart failure and pneumonia as well as many other diagnoses.
Individualized Occupational Therapy goals are developed to work toward independence in bathing, grooming, toileting and home care through strengthening, flexibility, cognitive/perceptual training, fine motor coordination and participation in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living (cooking, cleaning and finance management). Therapy techniques leading to remediation of deficits and/or compensatory strategies such as adaptive equipment use are utilized to meet these Occupational Therapy goals.
> Physical Therapy
Woldenberg Village’s Physical Therapy team provides geriatric therapy services for musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injuries or illness (hip and knee replacements for example) and neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s disease) as well as many other medical conditions (general muscle weakness caused by debilitating medical conditions such as congestive heart failure and pneumonia) impairing mobility.
Individualized physical therapy goals include ambulation, transfers, wheelchair skills, bed mobility and accessing home and community through mobility training, stability building, strengthening, balance, coordination and participation in activities that encourage normal daily function.
> Speech Therapy
As part of Woldenberg Village’s comprehensive rehabilitation program, Speech Pathology Services are available to residents.Speech therapy provides specialized services to patients with neurological diagnoses and general medical conditions common to aging that impair swallowing, cognition and language skills. Common problems in these areas are with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and pneumonia.
Individual speech therapy goals are developed to advance texture of diets (puree, chopped, regular, consistency of liquids), move from PEG feedings back to oral feedings, and determine need for further swallow diagnostic testing. Speech therapy also addresses ability to speak clearly, follow written and verbal directions, find the correct words, memory, attention as well as other areas that can disrupt communication.