Speech, Physical, & Occupational Therapy
The United Presbyterian Home partners with Aegis Therapies to provide speech, occupational and physical therapy on-campus at the UP Home. Aegis is one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country who provides rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Aegis Therapies mission is “To share our passion for improving quality of life – one person, one family and one community at a time.” From proven clinical capabilities and professional staffing – to compliance management and exclusive rehabilitative programs – Aegis successfully achieves its mission every day.
After a resident has completed their therapy on campus the Therapy Department works closely with our Wellness and Fitness Department and Restorative Aides to ensure the right regimen are put in place to maintain and strengthen results received through therapy.
Here are some examples of the therapies available on campus.
Physical Therapy can assist with:
Restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function, wellness & quality of life
Prevention of diseases, disorders, progression of impairments or injuries
Treatment of multiple medical diagnoses with impairments of weakness, poor balance, falls, etc
Pain management techniques
Clinicians with specialties in wound care, complex disease management, and falls and balance
Occupational Therapy can assist with:
Maximizing functional independence with activities of daily living
Implementing activities to increase fine and gross motor coordination
Treatment of cognitive impairments
Pain management techniques
Clinicians with specialties in urinary incontinence and dementia
Speech Therapy can assist with:
Swallowing disorders, cognitive or memory impairment and expression of basic needs/communication
Swallowing strategies and strengthening of oral muscles
Cognitive impairments by working on tasks to improve memory and/or strategies to assist with aiding memory
Treatment of voice quality and volume.
Clinicians with specialties in dementia
NEW! Speech Therapy Parkinson’s Program – SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd®
The United Presbyterian Home is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.
SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.
Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s. For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call 319-591-2888.