Short-Term Rehab for Seniors

Abbey Senior Health’s short-term rehab for seniors offers personalized assistance to older adults recovering from a hospital stay or injury. Our professionals develop customized care plans to meet each patient’s needs and help return them home quickly.

Our faith-based community has a reputation for excellence and a personalized approach. We provide the compassionate and attentive care seniors need to return to their former level of independence. Abbey Senior Health is constantly seeking ways to serve our residents better and expand our programs. Contact us today to learn more about our short-term rehab for seniors in O’Fallon, MO.

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Short Term Rehabilitation in O’Fallon, MO

At Abbey Senior Health, our short-term rehabilitation program serves older individuals who either do not qualify for or do not need inpatient rehabilitation, but are also not quite ready to return home after a serious illness or injury. Each care plan is custom designed to meet the needs of the patient and get them home in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Our Short-Term Rehabilitation Services

Choosing Abbey Senior Health for physical, speech, occupational, or respiratory therapy means you or your loved one receives high-quality, goal-oriented care. As one of the largest senior care providers in O’Fallon, MO, we boast a proven record of superior performance.

Patients in our short-term rehab programs have access to:

  • A Specialized Physician – We proudly partner with Midwest Medicine Group, which provides a specialized physician who directs each individual care plan and oversees treatment. Physicians are present nearly every day of the week.
  • VitalStim Therapy – VitalStimcertified speech-language pathologists are available to aid recovering older adults who have trouble swallowing.

Short-Term Rehab Programs at Abbey Senior Health

Abbey Senior Health offers four comprehensive short-term rehab programs for residents:

Occupational Therapy

Our personalized occupational therapy programs assist residents with developing, maintaining, or recovering the skills needed to accomplish daily tasks. Our occupational therapists (OTs) emphasize what recovering seniors can do rather than focusing on their inabilities. Abbey Senior Health’s occupational therapy programs aim to help residents overcome physical limitations, allowing them to live fulfilling lives.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help older adults following an injury or illness and prevent functional decline. Our physical therapists (PTs) develop customized plans for each resident relative to their needs. We offer several programs, ranging from orthopedic to cardiopulmonary. Abbey Senior Health’s PTs use various methods, like manual therapy and strength training, to restore residents’ function.

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Speech Therapy

Our speech therapy programs assist seniors in increasing their verbal communication skills and cognitive abilities. Older adults with difficulty swallowing can also benefit from speech therapy, as they learn techniques for comfortable eating. In situations where complete speech restoration is impossible, our speech therapists teach residents other methods of communication. We customize each plan to the individual, allowing them to improve their ability to vocalize needs and wants.

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Respiratory Therapy

Most rehab centers do not offer respiratory therapy but Abbey Senior Health considers it a top priority. As seniors age, they become more susceptible to developing respiratory conditions from their weakened immune systems. Our respiratory therapists teach residents how to manage illnesses, such as lung cancer or pneumonia, to prevent secondary issues from arising. The main goal of our respiratory therapy programs is to reduce the number of hospital readmissions.

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Who Benefits from Short-Term Rehabilitation?

Short-term rehabilitation at Abbey Senior Health meets the needs of patients who:

  • Are recovering from a serious injury, illness, or surgery (such as joint replacement, stroke, neurological conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, or general debility)
  • Require 24-hour nursing care to recover fully
  • Would benefit from intensive physical rehabilitation

We focus on overall health and wellness while the patient takes the time they need to recover.

Learn More About Short-Term Rehab for Seniors

Abbey Senior Health is the only short-term rehab and skilled nursing center in O’Fallon, MO, that allows residents to receive daily therapy treatments if needed. We offer a wide range of therapy options to meet every resident’s needs. Contact us today to discuss our short-term rehab for seniors in O’Fallon!

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