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Rehabilitation Services at Woldenberg Village

Restoring function to maximize independence in daily life.

Rehabilitation means reshaping lives and restoring lost abilities after an illness or injury by treating the whole patient physically, emotionally, and socially. Our goal is to help patients achieve their optimum level of function and return to an independent life. Elderly Couple with physician outdoors

At Touro, patients are assisted in their goals for recovery in a warm, comfortable environment by a team of caring and highly qualified professionals. Following an evaluation of a patient’s functional abilities, we will develop an individualized rehabilitation program to address mobility, performance of daily activities, communication skills, and swallowing function.

Patients at Woldenberg Village represent a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Stroke or aneurysm
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Cardiopulmonary dysfunction
  • Neurological disorder
  • Amputation
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Low vision
  • Other general medical problems

Touro's rehabilitation services outpatient facility on the West Bank is located on the campus of Woldenberg Village. Free parking is available next to the rehab center entrance.

Personalized Care through Therapy

Woldenberg takes pride in the fact that there are occupational, physical, and speech therapists with advanced training in our system and that all patients receive individualized care. All of the activities directed by our therapists will assist the patient in maximizing his or her independence in daily life, with the ultimate goal of returning the individual to their 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 and 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.

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 (such as hip and knee replacements) 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) that impair mobility.

Individualized physical therapy goals include: Physical Therapist Helping patient

  • Ambulation
  • Transfers
  • Wheelchair skills
  • Bed mobility
  • Accessing home and community through mobility training
  • Stability building
  • Strengthening
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • 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 the ability to speak clearly, follow written and verbal directions, find the correct words, memory, attention, and other areas that can disrupt communication.