United Methodist Communities offers comprehensive “live-in” rehabilitative services across New Jersey, for those who need more time and space to heal before returning home.
Often seniors dealing with the aftermath of hospitalization are not ready to return home but no longer require expensive hospital care. Yet they may require weeks or months of specialized monitoring and therapy before they can safely return home. UMC Short-Term Rehab services were designed for this need.
With an in-house staff of OT’s, PT’s, Speech and Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, and other specialists we can offer:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Our community is a perfect place to stay and rehabilitate safely, where you will never have to travel to appointments, cook your meals or clean your apartment while you heal. You will have experienced assistance with all medical and emotional needs, ideal for those facing multiple medical issues, or a longer recovery profile. At UMC communities you get all the help you need from a staff of certified rehab professionals, specialists, and our nurses and aides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
And who knows? With so many opportunities for socialization, and others at our community who are just like you, you might even make a friend!
Being able to experience your therapy at a senior community like UMC is a very different experience from that found in a sub-acute care facility. We treat the whole person, mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually, and give them opportunities for entertainment and engagement they just wouldn’t get elsewhere.
Experience the difference getting better at a senior community like UMC can make in your physical and mental health! To talk to a care advisor please call or visit the community nearest you. United Methodist Communities offers short-term rehabilitation at Pitman in Pitman NJ, Collingswood in Collingswood NJ, The Shores in Ocean City NJ and Bristol Glen in Newton NJ.
Why Rehab Services At UMC?
United Methodist Communities represents the perfect intersection of healthcare, socialization, and technology. This coupled with our deep experience caring for seniors, and our high standards for professional staffing and training, mean a results-driven approach that helps individuals reach their full wellness potential in the shortest time possible. Rehab in one of our communities brings so many physical, mental and emotional healing elements to bear, that seniors stay more positive and more engaged when receiving care with us. Since we also provide long term nursing care at all our locations, It also means we have the specialized equipment and resources to treat those with severe, or multiple conditions.
What Kind of Therapies Do You Offer?
Physical Therapy aims to ease pain and help with better function and movement. Best used for prevention and recovery from an injury or illness, it may be used to relieve pain and improve movement or ability. Following an evaluation, our physical therapists develop an individualized care plan with the goal to give you back your independence and make daily tasks easier. Our program seeks to help reduce pain and maintain a higher quality of life by overall strengthening and minimizing risk of injury.
Occupational Therapy focuses on helping people with performance of activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing, allowing them to maximize their independence. Any illness or injury that requires a hospitalization lasting more than one night can take a toll on your body, particularly if you must remain in bed for days at a time. An occupational stay at our community will help you regain your former strength and ability. Your occupational therapist can design a program of exercises to get you back to normal as quickly as possible.
Speech Therapy addresses the full range of communication disorders in older adults. Following assessment and diagnosis, their professional training and experience treats speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Speech language therapy is appropriate for adults who have difficulty with voice; tone; producing sounds correctly or fluently (such as stuttering); or communicating feelings, ideas, and thoughts. These professionals also treat social communication disorders or the use of verbal and nonverbal communication.
Respiratory Therapy provides licensed specialists trained in caring for people with heart and lung disorders, involving the treatment and management of breathing. They perform chest exams and create treatment plans to resolve problems and illnesses within the lungs, as well as manage breathing equipment and evaluate blood oxygen levels. Treatments may include oxygen therapy, self-care instructions, and techniques to control breathing.
Short-term rehabilitation specializes in patients discharged from the hospital, but not yet ready to return home. Following surgery or an illness, it focuses on recuperative care, concentrated rehabilitative therapy, general strengthening and medical treatment. Our short-term rehab program works hand in hand with our Transitions program to cover all the needs patients have in their journey to go safely home again.