When patients are in need of rehab, they turn to WILLCARE’s licensed therapists, who evaluate and implement therapy programs based on individual needs. They teach the patient to adjust to the illness or injury, provide instruction in the use of the therapeutic equipment and develop exercise programs. Special consideration is given to lowering the risk of falls and to home safety, support and planning.
Licensed physical therapists treat patients with neuromuscular and/or musculoskeletal disabilities, and emphasize quality of life through prevention of disability. Instruction in the use of assistive devices and development of exercise programs helps achieve the maximum level of functional independence. Wound treatment modalities, including electrical stimulation, conservative sharp debridement and pulse lavage are also provided. Pain management utilizing T.E.N.S. units with electrical stimulation is incorporated when necessary.
Registered occupational therapists evaluate and treat physical and psychosocial dysfunctions, emphasizing quality of life through prevention of disability. By recovering physically, patients minimize and prevent deformity, muscle atrophy, response to pain and impairment in social relationships. Assistive devices and task modifications are also utilized to compensate for the disability.
Experienced speech/language pathologists treat patients who demonstrate disorders of human communication, changes in speech patterns and swallowing. Treatment methods include proper production of speech sounds, proper control of vocal and respiratory system for voice production, and learning language and speech skills through word recall and comprehension. Typically, patients have experienced a CVA, tracheostomy, laryngectomy or neuromuscular disease.
Medical Social Work
Masters-prepared social workers provide counseling and access to community resources when social or emotional concerns impede the effective implementation of the care plan. They also address issues involving adjustment to the current situation, interpersonal problems, housing, finances and caregiver concerns.
The services of a registered dietician are available to assist patients in planning and understanding proper diet and intake requirements to promote optimal nutrition.