As we age, the smallest of falls or the simplest of colds can turn into major health issues, quickly. And, it usually takes longer to recover. Facilities like Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center like to celebrate when their patients graduate from sickness to health.
Addison Pointe offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and skilled nursing care to heal patients in the interim between hospital and home. Stays often last anywhere from a week to 30 days, sometimes more, depending on the patient’s needs.
John Moffit, of Chesterton, is a recent graduate of therapy services at Addison Pointe. After suffering from frequent falls due to weakness that landed him in the hospital, Moffit needed to get stronger before going home.
Therapy staff at Addison Pointe helped him regain better balance and strength, and he is once again able to do the tasks of daily living at home.
“The food, the therapy, and the staff went above and beyond my expectations,” Moffit said. He particularly appreciated the care provided by certified nursing assistant Lee Frisby, who Moffit said was always there to check on him and provide excellent care. “I would definitely recommend Addison Pointe to all my friends who need rehabilitation services,” Moffit said.
Patients who have a difficult time walking, climbing stairs, driving, showering, dressing or undressing, and other activities of daily life can benefit from tailored physical and occupational therapy programs to help them build strength, heal, and increase mobility. These programs, combined with skilled nursing care such as help with getting in and out of bed, assistance with feeding, help with medications, and close monitoring of any health issues, can accelerate a patient’s healing process and many times give them the best opportunity at a full recovery.
Doctors and discharge planners at the hospital help patients determine if they need and qualify for skilled care at a facility like Addison Pointe, or if home health care would suffice.
For more information about Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, visit www.addisonpointe.com, or ask your hospital nurse for information during your hospital stay.