For a younger person, a prolonged illness or injury may simply represent a temporary inconvenience, but for an older individual a serious injury or prolonged sickness could be a life changing event.

It is a fact that as we age our bones and joints become more frail and we become more susceptible to serious injuries and life threatening illnesses such as diabetes, respiratory, and circulatory problems. The consequences of these injuries and illnesses may have a profound impact on our quality of life.

Obtaining prompt, professional medical treatment for such matters is critical, but perhaps just as important is the effectiveness of the post injury/illness recovery program. That is why we have developed the Rapid Recovery Program at Carmel Hills Care Center.

The Rapid Recovery Program combines the best practices in Gerontological medicine and rehabilitation to promote a prompt and effective post injury/illness recovery, and a rapid return to an independent life.



Evaluation

Upon arrival at Carmel Hills, your discharging Physician’s orders will be reviewed and evaluated by our team of licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists, who will work with you to determine your recovery goals and to chart the most effective pathway for achieving those goals. The Rapid Recovery team will determine the appropriate resources necessary to help you achieve your goals. This will include a personal regimen of nursing and therapy, as well as a carefully developed care plan addressing your nutritional, social and educational needs.
Strengthening

A successful recovery requires a degree of physical conditioning to provide a strong foundation on which to build. Your therapy team will guide you in progressive strength and balance training, using state of the art techniques, adaptive equipment, and physical agent modalities to help you achieve the strength and confidence necessary for a rapid recovery.
Focused Training

Your therapeutic regimen at this phase will help prepare you for return to a more independent life style. During this phase you will learn how to accommodate any functional losses which you may have sustained, how to use assistive devices and techniques for accomplishing routine activities in an independent manner. Tasks like dressing, bathing and mobility, or more complex undertakings such as preparing meals and transportation will be explained, trained and tested. Should you have a caregiver or spouse, they may participate with you during this phase of your recovery.
Transition

The transition from the Rapid Recovery Program to a more independent lifestyle requires a network of services and providers be assembled to provide any on-going support which you may require. Issues such as home accessibility and safety or the arranging of nutritional and medical support are all important. Your Rapid Recovery team will help you create and implement an effective transition program for increased independence, peace of mind and confidence when returning to a more independent living arrangement.

 

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