Salem Home provides skilled care for those in need of short-term rehabilitation, as well as those whose needs require long-term skilled nursing care. Our skilled care provides a wide range of rehabilitative services to you, with the goal of empowering you to achieve the highest possible level of functioning. Salem Home has specially trained individuals to help you meet your needs. Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists will evaluate and design therapy programs to address limitations that you may have, which will help you to reach your goals and get you will on your way to being back at your own home.
Regain movement with Physical Therapy:
Physical therapists use a number of advanced techniques to help you or a family member regain muscle strength and improve coordination following an injury or illness.
They teach safe ways to climb stairs, negotiate curbs and ramps, and move from a bed to a chair. Our residents can learn to walk again with appropriate support equipment, to properly maneuver a wheelchair, or to use an artificial limb. Physical therapy can also help control or alleviate both acute and chronic pain.
Occupational Therapy teaches day-to-day skills:
Occupational therapy can help you, or that person close to you, relearn the daily activities of life, including personal hygiene, meal preparation, homemaking and financial management.
Occupational therapists teach residents how to use the right techniques and equipment to complete these tasks. They also work on cognitive, musculoskeletal and mobility concerns, including adaptive seating devices to prevent muscle deformities and maintain healthy skin. Occupational therapists also help people with memory-attention or problem-solving deficits.
Overcome language disorders with Speech Therapy:
Following a stroke or other injury, speech-language pathologists work one-on-one with you or your loved one to regain functional communication in a variety of ways—speaking, listening, writing, reading, gesturing, etc. Establishing successful communication can dramatically improve recovery.
Other activities provided by the speech-language pathologist to improve daily interaction include swallowing therapy, methods for communicating with the hearing impaired and cognitive training.