People at all stages of life strive to maintain the highest possible level of function, mobility, and independence. When this goal is challenged due to injury, illness, surgery, or the normal wear and tear of aging, having a highly experienced, dedicated therapy team and cutting-edge rehab facility in your corner can make all the difference. That’s exactly what clients find when they choose the state-of-the-art rehab center on the campus of Sunset Village for their physical, occupational, and speech therapy needs.
Located on the north side of the campus and easily accessible from Sylvania Metamora Road and Allen Road, the rehab center offers services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, with a separate entrance provided for outpatient clients.
Gayle Young, Director of Marketing, Communication and Public Relations for Sunset Retirement Communities, explains that inpatient rehab is for recovering clients who are not ready to return home. In this form of rehab, individuals either remain in the hospital or transfer to a live-in rehabilitation facility where they receive around-the-clock care. She states, “Inpatient rehab tends to be intensive, with daily physical, occupational, and speech therapy treatments intended to maximize recovery. Clients can concentrate on their recovery without worrying about daily responsibilities or the rigors of daily travel to and from therapy sessions. Inpatient rehab stays can range from several days to a month or more, but, overall, the focused therapy approach helps speed clients on their road to recovery.”
Outpatient rehab provides the same high-level physical, occupational, and speech therapy personnel and programs as inpatient rehab with the added benefit of being able to return home each day. Because outpatient rehab usually involves at-home exercises, the more work clients do at home, the more control they have over their own recovery—and the greater their potential for progressing quickly.
“Offering both inpatient and outpatient rehab can be very beneficial to clients, as it gives them the option to begin their recovery in the inpatient rehab program and then progress to the outpatient option in the same facility and under the care and guidance of the therapy team they’ve come to know and trust,” Young adds.
Sunset’s therapy team is poised to meet a wide variety of rehabilitation needs—ranging from orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, or cardiopulmonary issues to management of post-surgical pain and chronic diseases such as diabetes and congestive heart failure. The team also includes a therapist who is LSVT certified to work with those affected by Parkinson’s disease.
The center’s features and amenities include a 6,000-square-foot gym area with state-of-the-art equipment, a SwimEx therapy pool, a mobility courtyard, a life skills apartment to help clients transition back home smoothly, and private treatment rooms. The mobility courtyard includes varying grades of surface, allowing clients to test their gait on the different surfaces they’ll need to navigate on a day-to-day basis. This area also includes a non-operating car to assist clients with transfer skills in and out of a vehicle.
Furthermore, the rehab center is pet friendly to help clients feel even more at home and offers private suites with WI-FI access as well as personal-concierge-like services for clients who stay at the facility during their rehab.
Of course, as Young emphasizes, the greatest asset of the rehab center at Sunset Village isn’t its features and amenities, but its dedicated staff. “Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists are highly skilled and patient-focused, and their primary goal is ensuring every client who trusts us to help them on their rehab journey regains the highest possible degree of function, independence, and overall quality of life,” she says.
The rehab center on the campus of Sunset Village offers therapy services up to seven days a week, and admissions are accepted 24 hours a day. Medicare and other commercial insurance plans are accepted. For more information, please call 419-724-1200 or visit www.Sunset-communities.org. ❦