franciscan ministries logo

Promoting Overall Wellness with Rehabilitation Services

March 1, 2023

Blog image

Finding the right care is crucial when you or someone you love is recovering from an injury, illness or even a planned surgery. This may seem like an obvious statement, but many care plans following an ailment are generalized and designed to treat the overall condition as opposed to the unique needs of the person receiving care. However, when a person receives care tailored to their specific needs and goals, they are better equipped to return to optimal health with improved overall wellness.

Offering rehabilitation and other senior living services in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, our Franciscan Communities understand the important role that compassionate, personalized care plays in a person’s recovery process. This is why we are sharing some of the benefits of utilizing rehabilitation services.

Receive Person-Centered Care

Senior living care and even rehabilitation services are often categorized into broad levels. While this does help narrow down the type of care a person will receive and provide a starting point, this is where many care plans end. However, for Franciscan Ministries, this is only the beginning.

Your or your loved one’s diagnosis is only a condition. In addition to this diagnosis, there are other factors to consider, such as personal goals, limitations and how the condition affects you or your loved one on an individual level. Our rehabilitation services at Franciscan Communities take all of this into consideration when creating a unique care plan tailored to each person we serve.

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists are experts in rehabilitating aging adults. By combining hands-on treatment, state-of-the-art equipment and proven clinical delivery, each therapist focuses on the individual and develops customized care plans that treat the whole person, not just the diagnosis, condition or illness.

Medical Specialties at Franciscan Communities

We specialize in a full range of senior rehabilitation programs that are proven effective and specialized for older adults. We work with each individual and their family to create the perfect plan for their personal recovery goals. Our Medical Specialties include:

  • Rapid Recovery Bone & Joint Program
  • Post-Surgical Recovery
  • Heart Conditions & Cardiac Recovery: Heart Attack, Acute MI, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • CHF
  • COPD
  • Pulmonary / Respiratory Conditions
  • Stroke / CVA and brain injury conditions
  • Pain management
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Wound care
  • Dementia
  • Disease Management

Jumpstart Recovery

Another benefit of rehabilitation services is that the recovery process gets a jumpstart. The quicker you start using your muscles again after an injury or surgery, the quicker you will be able to get back to your normal routine.

This all sounds good in theory, but if you or a loved one tries to handle this process on your own, you may wait longer than is recommended to begin. This could result in further weakening of the muscles and increased stiffness. Fortunately, utilizing rehabilitation services encourages this process to start as quickly as possible following an injury or surgery in a safe and controlled way.

Monitor the Recovery Process

If you or your loved one chooses to take on the rehabilitation process on their own, it will be more challenging to monitor the condition and track recovery progress. Additionally, because there is a higher risk of developing other conditions or complications, it is important to have immediate access to specially trained caregivers if something were to happen. This way, experts are available to alter your or your loved one’s personalized care plan to continue the healing process.

Furthermore, utilizing rehabilitation services helps hold you or your loved one accountable throughout the recovery process. It’s easy to skip a day of therapy exercises if you are feeling pain or for whatever reason, but these services help ensure that you or your loved one receives the right amount of care needed to treat their condition and heal properly.

Our senior living communities in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio proudly offer personalized rehabilitation services to help older adults effectively recover following an injury, illness, or planned surgery. If you would like to learn more about what we offer, visit our website or contact a member of the Franciscan Ministries team.