Upon receiving a doctor's order, residents at Trinity Homes can participate in Occupational Therapy - OT, Physical Therapy - PT, or Speech Therapy services.
An evaluation using standardized test measures and/ or informal testing procedures will be completed along with a treatment plan prior to continuation of therapy services.
Registered and licensed therapists conduct and supervise therapy for residents who have physician's orders for these services.
Functional Maintenance Therapy
Functional Maintenance Therapy program-FMP is an extension of therapy set up to maintain a resident's strength, endurance, and abilities. FMP is an individualized program of exercises, usually with weights, set up by therapists for residents who do not need one to one assistance. Activities department staffs the program, however, the OT/ PT staff monitors it.
Occupational Therapy-OT focuses on improving, developing, or restoring a resident's ability to be independent with daily life skills. OT may prevent further impairment or loss of function through education and training.
Physical Therapy - PT utilizes a variety of physical means to help residents maximize their level of independence including gait training/ walking, wheelchair positioning, heat, ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, mat / balance activities, and therapeutic exercise.
A variety of modalities may be used to accomplish this:
• Activities of Daily Living - ADL Training (e.g. eat, groom, dress, bathe, etc.)
• Assistive device training (e.g. reacher, dressing aids, bathroom equipment, etc.)
• Client and family education
• Instrumental Activities of Daily Living - IADL Training (e.g. doing household tasks or chores needed to live at home such as laundry, cleaning, meal preparation / shopping, home emergency procedures, safety, etc.)
• Physical means with heat, ice, electrical stimulation, etc.
• Standing activities and transfer training
• Therapeutic exercise and activities
The speech-language pathologist provides services to residents experiencing difficulties with communication or swallowing.
Swallowing evaluations consist of clinical (bedside) evaluations and modified barium swallow evaluations conducted in the radiology department.
Speech-language pathologist will design and implement an individualized therapy program to improve the communication impairment and/or swallowing problems.
The offices of speech-language pathology are located at the Trinity Health - St. Joseph's Campus on the 5th floor. Office hours are M-F from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, phone number 701-857-5514.