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What is a Typical Day in a Senior Rehabilitation Facility?

What is a Typical Day in a Senior Rehabilitation Facility?Following surgery or hospitalization for an illness, seniors are typically referred to an in-patient rehabilitation center to aid in their recovery. Senior rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Because in-patient rehab is for those who require intensive care for an extended period of time additional services are offered, such as assistance with a number of daily needs as well as social activities and counseling.

What is a Senior Rehabilitation Center?

A senior rehabilitation center is a place for seniors to recover with specific attention on pain reduction and improved function through multiple therapies.

Physical therapy helps increase strength and improve mobility, balance and flexibility, as well as manage pain.

Occupational therapy assists patients with performing daily activities that often require fine motor skills or the use of adaptive equipment like a cane or walker.

Speech therapy helps with communication, swallowing and cognitive skills such as attention and memory problems.

What Does a Typical Day Look Like?

Morning

Nurses visit patients and help with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing and grooming, as needed. Since the goal of rehabilitation is to prepare patients for a successful transition home, the facility simulates a home environment as much as possible. Patients determine their own schedules (within reason), wear their own clothes, and in some cases, have their own personal living space.

After breakfast, patients begin physical therapy in a gym setting that features specialized equipment and technology to aid recovery while minimizing pain. Exercises vary depending on the patient’s needs and abilities. Daily physical therapy builds strength, coordination and balance — all necessary to regain independence.

Noon

Patients have time to recuperate from therapy and socialize during lunch. Options to eat with visiting family and friends, or in their room are also available. Patients meet with the dietitian regularly to discuss food preferences and dietary needs.

Afternoon

Therapy sessions usually continue after a relaxing lunch. Afternoon therapy might include working with a speech-language pathologist or an occupational therapist. Depending on individual needs, activities might also include shopping, counseling or other activities, such as going on excursions, taking classes, playing games, making crafts or watching live performances, to promote socialization and mental wellbeing.

Evening

Evening is often a time for relaxing or visiting with family. Following dinner, patients are given ample time to rest up for the next day’s therapy. Quiet activities such as reading or doing puzzles are encouraged.

Colavria Hospitality offers short-term in-patient rehabilitation. Each of our locations provides the perfect mix of therapy, fun and engaging activities, and rest and relaxation that will prepare patients to return home as quickly as possible.

Colavria Hospitality currently manages four senior living communities in the Denver metro area which offer a unique mix of care options. Our mission is to provide those we serve with an environment that focuses on hospitality, person-centered relationships, and the well-being of each individual. Each community operates under our Core Principles of Collaboration, Innovation, and Harmony to assure a rich and secure lifestyle for patients as well as a pleasant working environment for our care team. We invite you to take a tour of our facilities.

Visit The Rehabilitation Center at SandalwoodGardens on QuailSaint Paul Health Center and WestLake Care Community. Contact us to learn more about our rehabilitation facilities and services.

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What is a Typical Day in a Senior Rehabilitation Facility?

Following surgery or hospitalization for an illness, seniors are typically referred to an in-patient rehabilitation center to aid in their recovery. Senior rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Because in-patient rehab is for those who require intensive care for an extended period of time, additional services are offered, such as assistance with a number of daily needs as well as social activities and counseling. Here is what a typical day in a senior rehabilitation facility looks like...