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How Long Does Short-Term Rehabilitation Therapy Last?

Senior in short term rehabilitation physical therapy

It takes our bodies longer to recover and get back to normal as time goes by. In some cases, seniors may take several months to recover after a significant neurological event or surgery and may need to adapt to a new way of living. Short-term senior rehabilitation therapy helps seniors through the recovery process and works to restore some or all of their physical and mental abilities. Short-term rehabilitation therapy differs for each patient and requires an individualized treatment plan.

At Baptist Retirement Community, our residents and other San Angelo seniors have access to our short-term rehabilitation therapy at our senior living community. We employ a full-time staff of certified nurses and medical professionals who have experience treating seniors who suffer from a stroke, a bad fall, or other changes that impact their ability to function. If you or your parents or elderly loved ones need rehab, call 325.313.7931 to speak with our caring staff about enrolling in our short-term rehabilitation therapy program.

The Benefits of Short-Term Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

Seniors can speed up the recovery process by working with a trained therapist to recover from surgery, a neurological event, or an accident. They work closely with each patient to address their issues and develop a treatment plan that can include physical exercises, massage, acupuncture, and neurological therapies.

Just some of the benefits of short-term rehabilitation therapy at a senior living community include:

  • A full-time staff of certified nurses, therapists, and medical staff to keep you safe and healthy.
  • Comfortable rooms with the freedom to move about the community without the risk of wandering outside the community.
  • Access to fun activities, healthy meals, and plenty of socializing opportunities.
  • A chance to get out of your home and meet new seniors.
  • A shorter recovery time.

At Baptist Retirement Community, we offer short-term senior rehabilitation therapy for our residents and other seniors in the San Angelo community. Seniors will find everything they need to recover from a stroke, car accident, or surgery.

How Long is Short-Term Senior Rehabilitation Therapy

Rehab is different for each patient, no matter their age or condition. Therapy is very individualized, and therapists will work at the best pace for their patients while ensuring they are progressing.

Here is an average of how long short-term senior rehabilitation therapy can last:

  • Physical therapy — This type of therapy can help seniors with arthritis pain and joint pain, restore balance, and recover after surgery. Programs typically last 20 days but can go longer depending on each senior’s progress.
  • Occupational therapy — This is for seniors who need to improve fine and gross motor skills and build strength and dexterity to accomplish everyday tasks better. Occupational therapy typically takes longer and can last from 1-3 months.
  • Speech therapy — Speech therapy can help seniors after a stroke restore speech and help with dysphagia or trouble swallowing. Rehab times can vary wildly and depends on individual needs, and it can range from less than a week to several months.

There are many reasons why seniors should enroll in a short-term rehabilitation physical therapy program. It can speed up the recovery process and show non-residents what life is like in a senior living community.

Baptist Retirement Community: Your Best Resource for Short-Term Rehabilitation Therapy in San Angelo

At Baptist Retirement Community, our therapists have experience treating a number of physical and neurological ailments common among seniors. We work with our residents and other seniors in the San Angelo community who need help with their recovery. In addition to our short-term senior rehabilitation therapy, we also offer:

  • Independent and assisted living communities
  • An onsite health and wellness center
  • Memory care
  • Long-term skilled-nursing care
  • Respite care

For more information about our senior living community and our programs and services, contact us or call us at 325.313.7931 to schedule a tour and discover all we offer for your retirement years.