Getting back to being Yourself

Getting back to being Yourself

- in Aging Answers, November 2015
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Eliza Jennings understands that recovering from a surgery, major illness, or injury can be a difficult time for both patients and their families. The rehabilitation process varies from person to person, whether recuperating from joint replacement surgery, or adapting to life changes caused by a stroke, heart attack, or accident. Comfort, care, and communication are top of mind concerns for everyone during the transition from hospital to home.

With a national reputation for innovation and excellence in care, Eliza Jennings offers advanced rehabilitation methods and a full range of therapies that promote a return to a productive and fulfilling lifestyle. Eliza Jennings specializes in neurological, musculoskeletal, and orthopedic rehabilitation services. Working with the individual, family, and physician, an interdisciplinary team of therapists, clinicians, and social workers create a personalized treatment plan that enables the individual to progress in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs. Eliza Jennings utilizes clinical, social, and educational measures to assist those who require rehabilitation services. Daily therapies make for part of all individual-specific treatment plans.

An experienced clinical team of physical, occupational and speech therapists offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to help patients achieve their greatest possible level of independence, allowing for a safe return home or to a lower level of care.

The rehab team helps individuals regain strength and range of motion, overcome obstacles, and successfully accomplish routine activities of daily living. It is the goal of the staff to assist each patient with the process of restoration, improvement, and eventually – self-sufficiency. In many cases, additional therapy is prescribed at the time of discharge. If this is the case, individuals are referred to Eliza Jennings home health or outpatient therapy, depending on the circumstances, where they can expect the same quality of care and services.

Rehabilitation therapy is not only for those recovering from an acute illness, injury or accident. Therapy can be instrumental in preventing injury, reducing pain, and improving mobility, balance, and overall wellness. Rehabilitation therapy is beneficial for fall prevention, pain-free mobility, arthritis management, and bladder health.

Eliza Jennings also offers LSVT therapy, an innovative program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease that retrains the brain and body to make the movements many have lost because of tremors, stiffness and muscle atrophy. LSVT therapy can help  with strength, balance and stability, voice and speech disorders, and swallowing problems.

Eliza Jennings rehabilitation services are available in all of its communities, including the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland (near Lakewood), the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and the Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Outpatient services are also available through Eliza Jennings home and community-based services.

Eliza Jennings accepts private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, and some insurance plans.

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