elder in hallway with caregiver and walker

Geriatric rehabilitation provides each resident the tools needed to maximize individual potential for achieving personal independence and dignity.

Our Rehabilitative Therapist team consists of a Speech Pathologist, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist as well as other trained and certified assistants.

The goal of the Rehabilitative team is to return each patient to his/her highest level of function.  Individual programs are tailored to include goals that will ensure appropriate functional skills can be identified, learned, safely implemented and reinforced.

Specialty Programming includes:

  • Post stroke
  • Post total joint replacement
  • Pain Management
  • Falls/Restraint reduction
  • Cognitive/Perceptual Retraining
  • Swallow retraining
  • Rehab dining
  • Neuromuscular stimulation

When a person is discharged for formal skilled therapy by a licensed therapist they are referred to our “Restorative Care Program”

rehabilitation, care givers helping an elder with walking

Restorative care refers to the nursing interventions that promote the resident’s ability to adapt and adjust to living as independently and safely as possible. This concept actively focuses on achieving and maintaining optimal physical, mental, and psychosocial functioning. Generally, restorative programs are initiated when a resident is discharged from the formalized physical, occupational or speech therapy. A resident may also be started on a restorative program when he/she is admitted with restorative needs, but is not a candidate for skilled therapy services.

Restorative programs include such activities as walking, transferring, dressing, grooming, eating, swallowing, exercising and communication to improve or maintain function in physical abilities, activities of daily living and prevent further impairment.

Crawford County Care Center has two levels
of restorative care.

elder and caregiver with cat

The first level of restorative care is provided by Restorative Aides, who have been formally trained to provide specialized restorative programs. The second level is provided by general nursing staff; these programs are less formal and are usually performed during routine nursing care. The staff at both levels is well trained in restorative techniques that promote resident involvement in the activity. Both programs are supervised by a licensed nurse, specializing in restorative care.