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Inglis House

Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

The focus of the Wellness & Rehabilitation Center is to maximize each resident’s level of independence, participation, and safety while helping them to live life to the fullest.

The Center consists of a talented group of therapists, all with extensive experience in working with neurological conditions in a long-term care setting.

These professionals value the importance of adaptive equipment and assistive technology in enhancing a person’s ability to participate in activities of daily living.

Physical Therapy

  • Focuses on interventions to maximize a person’s strength, flexibility, functional endurance and mobility including standing, transfers and ambulation when appropriate.
  • Offers comprehensive seating and positioning interventions to maximize independence in mobility, whether it is manual or powered technology.
  • Works in partnership with our staff Physiatrist and our team of Wheelchair Mechanics to ensure that every resident has an appropriate wheelchair that meets his or her functional needs.
  • Partners with Occupational Therapy to assess and train residents (who are deemed appropriate by the Interdisciplinary Team) in Community Mobility which includes safe navigation of city streets and the use of public transportation.
  • Addresses both acute and chronic pain with modalities and positioning.

Occupational Therapy

  • Works with residents on maximizing independence in occupations, including self-care, environmental and leisure activities by offering adaptive techniques and equipment that promotes independence and access.
  • Customizes orthotics for spasticity, contracture and pain management
  • Works in conjunction with PT to promote independence and comfort in wheelchair mobility and positioning.
  • Promotes access to the physical environment through set-up and training of Environmental Control Units for those with limitations in fine motor and dexterity.
  • Fabricates and modifies custom orthotics which are critical in the prevention of secondary complications resulting from spasticity.
  • Addresses both acute and chronic pain with modalities and positioning.
  • When appropriate, works in conjunction with residents who express an interest in transitioning to the community.  Focus is on skill development in areas including attendant care management, budgeting, self-medication, home safety and community mobility.

Speech Therapy

  • Provides evaluation and treatment of deficits of speech and language, communication, hearing and voice.
  • Develops comprehensive communication systems using Augmentative Alternative Communication devices, picture boards and gestures for residents to communicate their needs and ensure that they are represented in the care planning process.
  • Works with residents who have swallowing impairments with the goal of safe eating and drinking on the least restrictive diet.

Restorative Nursing

  • Goal: carry over gains made in skilled therapy.
  • Interventions include range of motion, ambulation, feeding, splint use and transfer training.
  • Interventions are offered on a 1:1 basis and in a group setting.
  • Wheelchair accessible exercise equipment available for all interested residents who may participate safely.

For more information about any of the services offered by the Wellness & Rehabilitation or Restorative Department, please call the Director of Rehabilitation @ 215-581-0771.