Goals of Rehabilitation
~ Improve mobility and one’s ability to care for themselves, develop function where there is a loss, teach new skills where there is impairment, educate residents, caregivers and family on one’s level of function.
~ Addresses one’s deficits related to balance, walking, getting up and down from bed, chairs, etc. Physical Therapy goals include decreasing pain, increasing range of motion, and strengthening the body to increase mobility.
~ Addresses one’s deficits in caring for themselves (i.e. eating, bathing, and dressing), cognitive assessment, orientation to a new environment, environmental adaptations, teaching use of adaptive equipment, positioning and improve activity tolerance / strength to ease functioning with daily tasks.
~ Addresses the treatment of speech and communication disorders. This may include physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech (oral-motor work), speech drills to improve clarity or sound production practice.