Short-term rehabilitation in northwest Ohio
Short-term rehabilitation at Genacross Lutheran Services is an important part of our commitment to wellness. Here we take a multi-faceted approach to therapy that makes you stronger, helps improve muscle tone and coordination, and increases self-management and prevention. Your goal is our goal: to help you get better and back to your active lifestyle, doing the things you love.
With programs that are designed to strengthen the body, engage the mind and enliven the spirit, we help patients achieve their highest level of independence. Our therapy gyms and dedicated units for short-term patients help us set the standard for excellence in rehabilitation.
Our rehabilitation program offers:
- Inpatient and outpatient services
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Personalized care plans with a focus on helping patients return home
- Leading-edge treatment approaches in:
- Orthopedic injury and post-surgical care
- LSVT Parkinson’s therapy
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation management
- Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
The goal of orthopedic rehabilitation is to help patients manage the acute swelling, loss of function, and pain that accompanies an injury or surgical procedure, while also restoring optimal strength, function, and mobility as quickly and safely as possible.
Following an initial evaluation, a physical therapist and/or an occupational therapist will work with you to establish goals and outline a treatment plan. You will then work with specialized clinicians who will teach you the appropriate exercises to restore and enhance function and minimize problems.
LSVT Parkinson's therapy
LSVT is a relatively new physical therapy program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The therapy works by retraining the brain and body to make the expansive movements many patients have lost due to tremors, stiffness, and muscle atrophy. LSVT works both the voice and the body and some patients have shown impressive progress.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help improve cardiovascular health following a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. As part of the cardiac rehabilitation program, you will receive: exercise counseling and training; education related to heart-healthy living; and counseling to reduce stress. The goal of rehabilitation is to establish an individualized plan to help you regain strength, prevent your condition from worsening, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and improve your overall health and quality of life.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic (ongoing) breathing problems. This program may benefit people who have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis. It may also be beneficial for people who need lung surgery, both before and after the surgery. Goals of the program are to improve your ability to function, help relieve your breathing problems, and improve your overall quality of life.
Pulmonary rehabilitation may include a combination of:
- Clinical evaluation
- Exercise training
- Education on your condition and how to manage it
- Nutritional counseling
- Pain Management
- Counseling and/or group support
The program involves creating an individualized care plan and is a long-term commitment on the part of the patient and his or her team of health care providers. This team may include doctors, nurses, and specialists such as respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians or nutritionists, and psychologists or social workers.
Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
Neurological and stroke rehabilitation is designed for adults with neurological diseases or conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or traumatic brain injury. Our team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists will evaluate the specific needs of each patient and select the technique or combination of techniques that will best meet the individual’s needs. Length of treatment varies by person and by diagnosis.
Short-term rehabilitation is offered at all four of the Genacross care communities listed below. For more information, contact the community nearest you or use our online contact form.