Phoebe’s specialized memory care physical rehabilitation is a rehab program which was created at Phoebe and is designed for individuals with dementia to incorporate their abilities, interests and preferences in their rehabilitation.
Montessori techniques, life review and preferred tasks and activities that are familiar and enjoyable for the patient are used to personalize the therapy experience. Phoebe’s specialized memory care program incorporates best practices in rehabilitation with a creative, individualized approach to care that supports engagement, enjoyment and improvement for our short term rehabilitation patients.
How does it work?
Our specialized memory care physical rehab program is designed to incorporate Montessori techniques, and begins with a life review and identifies functional tasks and activities that are familiar and enjoyable for the patient. For example, a gentleman may have enjoyed playing soccer in younger years, so instead of asking him to do repetitive leg lifts in the gym, the therapist might roll a soccer ball for him to kick. This activity serves as a creative and functional mechanism for strengthening his legs. If a patient was a musician earlier in life, therapists would focus his or her therapy on familiar movements related to playing an instrument.
Why Phoebe for specialized memory care physical rehab?
Phoebe’s specialized memory care physical rehab has been empirically proven to improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with cognitive impairment.
For more information about Phoebe’s specialized memory care physical rehab program, please call 610-794-MIND.