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Medical Rehabilitation & Nursing Services

Masonic Care Community Provides Quality Medical Rehabilitation & Nursing Services in Utica, NY

Often, medical rehabilitation services are the next step in medical care, especially if your family member has been in the hospital for an acute illness, surgery, or significant injury. Rehabilitation medical services help people in recovering some or all of their mobility and functioning lost due to their condition or treatment.

For example, a family member recovering from major surgery, like a hip or knee replacement, will need therapeutic exercises and coaching to be able to regain functional mobility. Your loved one may still be feeling the effects of hospitalization and needs some form of medical attention for a period of time before they can return to a normal lifestyle. We have licensed medical and healthcare staff with years of expertise and experience in caring for you or your family member's unique medical rehabilitation needs.

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What are the three types of medical rehabilitation?

At the Masonic Community Care, we offer three distinct medical rehabilitation programs to our valued patients:

1. Physical Therapy (PT): Patients who have problems with their balance and/or performing other physical activities will find PT an extremely beneficial form of therapy. With work and guidance, PT can help them to optimize their mobility and enhance their independence. PT can also help patients learn to use new prosthetics, orthotic shoe inserts, wheelchairs, walkers, or other assistive devices.

2. Occupational Therapy (OT): This form of therapy teaches patients how to adapt to familiar activities and retain as much independence as possible. Helping patients with basic self-care skills and other important daily functioning routines. Independently feeding oneself, getting dressed, using a keyboard, and talking on the telephone are all ways to improve the quality of our patients’ lives.

3. Speech Therapy: Sometimes patients will need assistance in relearning their language skills. People who have suffered from a neurological event, like strokes, brain injuries, or other cognitive issues could need some form of therapy. They will need help and guidance in relearning lost capabilities, such as speech, understanding others when they speak, reading, and memory lapses. Speech therapists can also help with swallowing problems after a neurological event or a surgery.

What Role Does Medical Rehabilitation Play in Long Term Care?

Long-Term Care (LTC) homes are where family members who are in need of additional care can live and receive support services. Long-term care can be a viable option for those in need of medical rehabilitation for a variety of conditions that may take several weeks or even months of recovery. It’s an ideal option for patients that need assistance with daily activities or managing a chronic disease or dealing with a new disability. Our goal is to provide support in maximizing their day-to-day function, independence, and quality of life.

Because of the unique atmosphere of the Masonic Care Community, we offer access to 24-hour care in a secure and compassionate setting. You can rest easy knowing that we aim to provide the highest levels of personal care and support.

What is the difference between long-term and short-term care?

Short-term care is temporary medical aftercare following a surgery, injury, illness, or other medical condition that is expected to improve relatively quickly. Short-term care typically lasts several weeks or a few months, or sometimes longer depending on the severity of the condition being treated.

Long-term care is ideal for seniors or others with chronic or progressive medical conditions, such as Parkinsons disease, permanent disabilities, dementia, or a debilitating stroke. This is especially needed when the level of care exceeds what loved ones can provide on their own. Skilled nursing facilities are staffed 24/7 by medical professionals and are trained to deal with any health issues that might arise. This gives loved ones and patients much needed peace of mind.

Five Important Things to Remember About Medical Rehabilitation and Nursing:

  1. The overall goal of medical rehabilitation is to encourage independence in our patients—our hope is to aid them in the ability to do as much as they can for themselves.
  2. Medical rehabilitation is a collaborative effort between our patients and our devoted healthcare professionals. Your family member must be willing and able to work with our medical rehab team during active treatment. Their cooperation will be important after they go home as they work with other professionals, family members, or on their own.
  3. Health conditions, such as high blood pressure or heart problems, are treated during medical rehab, but are not generally the top priority of rehab sessions.
  4. Most medical rehabilitation services last weeks, but not for months.
  5. Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans cover medical rehabilitation when ordered by a doctor, but there will probably be extra costs.
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Our rehabilitation services provide you with the right living arrangement for your needs.

We are dedicated to providing our community with quality care, neighborly compassion, and professional acumen. Our heritage is built on service to the community and we want to do as much as we can to fulfill the legacy of those who came before us. If you are looking for medical rehabilitation facilities in theUtica, New York area, get in touch with us about a tour or to answer any questions you might have about this important part of you or your loved ones’ lives.

We’ll get you into the HomeStretch:

  • Combined therapies for a better outcome
  • Real-world experiences (using an ATM, getting in and out of a car, climbing steps, visiting the grocery store) to make sure you’re ready for home
  • Access to computers and wireless internet
  • Telephone access/cell phones welcome

 

 

 

 

At the Masonic Care Community, our rehabilitation services will help you get back to your active lifestyle.

If you’d like to learn more about rehab services from the Masonic Care Community, we’d love to hear from you. You may call us at (315) 798-4850 to learn more about our rehabilitation services, or click the button below to fill out our convenient contact form. We look forward to speaking with you soon!