Occupational and Physical Therapies will focus on improving strength and endurance by working on functional activities, exercises and by teaching compensatory skills. Therapeutic Recreation will address leisure interests, adaptations and community reintegration needs. Speech Language Pathology will be available on a consulting basis to address any unique needs related to swallowing or cognition.
Pharmacists, as part of the CCI team, will review medications with individual patients and their families, and counsel them on what to expect from their medications, including potential adverse effects. The pharmacists will answer the patient’s medication- related questions, educate them on the importance of medication compliance and discuss other ways to stay healthy.
Concurrently, a Nutritionist will also provide nutrition therapy aimed at improving the patient’s health and quality of life. A major focus of therapy is to provide the patient with the education and the tools needed to make healthy food choices and sustain a healthy diet and lifestyle for a long-term benefit.
Prior to discharge, patients and their family members will be a part of a transition process which will include the primary care team, home care providers and family members. The goal will be to assure that the patient and family understand the disease process and are able to carry over the concepts learned, thus allowing individuals to regain an active and independent lifestyle.