Three Essential Care Services for a Speedy Recovery

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Even though it’s inevitable, getting older can still take us by surprise. And the associated perils of aging can be unpleasant and scary, especially if the recovery from those perils isn’t handled correctly. Whether you’ve suffered a stroke, required surgery, are struggling with a mental health issue, or have been injured, finding a transitional care program that aids in and encourages recovery is extremely important. 

At Walker Methodist, we understand the desire to regain your strength and health after an accident or illness as quickly as possible. But it’s important to approach the recovery process knowing your options and reassured you’ve chosen the best path for you. 

Read on to discover three essential care services that we offer with our Transitional Care Program, including one or two you may not have considered.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

The ultimate goal of any physical or occupational rehabilitation is to help you return to your highest possible living functionality. Depending on the type of care needed, the length and involvement of programs will vary. Some routines will involve re-teaching you how to perform certain actions, while others will focus on compensatory strategies for actions that may now be difficult or impossible. 

Our on-site physical and occupational therapists work tirelessly to get you as close to where you were before your accident or illness as possible. ​​And all of our transitional care team members are certified in the TULIPS training program developed by the Struthers Parkinson’s Center.

In almost all situations, the earlier an individual can start a therapy program, the higher their chances of making a stronger, faster recovery. 

Rehabilitation is not an easy process. While the end-goal is always to get you back to where you were before, it’s important to remember not to judge your progress. Are you doing better than you were one week ago? Two weeks ago? That’s progress. It can be tiring and frustrating, but with consistency and diligence, recovery will happen.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of rehabilitation. But many accidents and illnesses can affect us or our loved ones’ speech abilities. 

In addition to our on-site physical and occupational therapists, Walker Methodist has speech therapists standing by to help you regain your voice. 

Our speaking voice is how the majority of us communicate with others on a day-to-day basis. And when that functionality is taken away or seriously altered, it can feel just as impairing as an injured limb. 

The goal of physical and occupational rehab is to return you to your highest possible living functionality, and speech therapy works the same way. Speech therapy focuses on assessing and treating speech disorders caused by injury or illness, in order to restore confident phonation and enunciation.

Is A Transitional Care Program Right For My Loved One?

Transitional care programs are a great option for those who are ready to leave the hospital setting but may still need care or assistance before returning home. These programs are important steps in recovery. Many times patients are discharged but have specific care and medical needs that can be too complex or time-consuming for families and friends to manage alone.

Walker Methodist’s Transitional Care Program provides a more intimate environment with one-on-one care, allowing a personalized team to help your loved one regain their confidence, build strength, and transition to an independent lifestyle faster than they might be able to otherwise. This care solution also reduces the risk of being readmitted to the hospital.

With specialized programs for short-term dementia, medication regulation, and a thorough cardio-pulmonary program, transitional care provides a comfortable and caring setting to complete recovery. 

To learn more about our care options and get expert advice about which programs may be right for you or your loved one, contact Walker Methodist today.

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