Therapy Programs

Our goal at The Mary Campbell Center is to provide programs, therapies and services which promote independence and growth. Members of the Interdisciplinary Team take a collaborative approach when developing plans that support the social, emotional and physical growth of each resident.

The Physical Therapy department is involved in many aspects of life at The Mary Campbell Center. We develop programs to enhance the resident’s flexibility, transfers, standing balance, walking, and wheelchair driving skills.

  • Completes wheelchair evaluations and training
  • Assist residents with mobility and stretching exercises
  • Gait and balance training
  • Provide instruction on the use of various therapy equipment (braces and ambulation devices) to enhance a resident’s safety and independence
  • Investigate and implement safe transfer and repositioning equipment
  • Problem solves and takes a proactive approach to find ways to prevent skin breakdown
  • Involved with training in-services for employees to maintain safe and healthy work habits relating to resident transfers
  • Coordinates with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to implement programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each resident (walking and ambulation programs, range of motion, etc.)

The Occupational Therapists at The Mary Campbell Center assist residents to be as independent as possible throughout the MCC environment and in the community. Therapy is provided to maximize residents’ skills with activities including:

  • Self-care ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) (self-feeding, dressing, hygiene, and grooming activities)
  • Independent living ADL’s (laundry, bed-making, cooking, etc.)
  • Development of specialized adapted equipment to enhance their independence with ADLs
  • Work with residents to maximize independence with environmental controls (learn to use their call bells, room lights, telephones, televisions, computers, remote-control elevator system, etc.)
  • Range of motion exercises for flexibility and comfort
  • Develop programs to enhance fine motor skills and sensory stimulation
  • Adapted leisure activities (arts and crafts, cooking, etc.)

Our team of Massage Therapists provides individualized in-house Massage Therapy to residents who need therapeutic support. Therapists use various individually adapted techniques such as Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue techniques, Accupressure, and Reflexology. When needed, stress reducing techniques such as Guided Visualization, Breathing Practices and energetic balancing modalities such as Healing Touch and Reiki are used to help support each person. Residents benefit from inter-departmental collaboration. Our individualized therapeutic programs promote healing for the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

Our Speech Therapists provide comprehensive speech-language services to those who live at MCC. Speech Therapy works with all members of the team to develop effective strategies that better enable each resident to communicate their thoughts and needs.

  • Traditional speech therapy to improve their speech intelligibility and expressive/receptive language skills
  • Techniques to make their speech better understood
  • Strategies to help with organization of thoughts or to help them think of the words they want to say
  • Augmentative and alternative communication devices
  • Assistive technology options for computer access, environmental control, etc.
  • Work with the team to develop and implement meal guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment at meals
  • Identify and monitor swallowing impairments
  • Provide training to residents, staff and loved ones who wish to learn effective and safe techniques for communication and feeding

Additional Services include maintenance of devices, device programming, assessment for appropriate devices, securing funding, and more.

Aquatics and Physical Development

Our moveable pool floor is adjustable from depths as low as a few inches, all the way to four feet – the ideal working depth for aquatic activities. The experienced Aquatics Staff assists the residents with individualized programs utilizing water weights, flotation devices, and games.

The Aquatics Center is also equipped with a hot tub/spa used for muscular relaxation. Access to both the hot tub and pool is facilitated with ceiling mounted lift systems.

Physical Development

Residents also participate in Physical Development programs. Specialized weight lifting machines and equipment designed for strength and aerobic training provide the residents at MCC with all-around unique exercise opportunities.

The Nursing Restorative Program is conducted by RCT’s with oversight from Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, to sustain or improve a resident’s physical functioning. Objectives include performing joint range of motion for upper and lower extremities and standing exercise including walking for ambulation tolerance and endurance for those who are weight-bearing. This strengthening program is a key component of health and wellness for those residents who can participate.

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