Skilled, transitional care requires treating the entire person for complete recovery. For every day spent idle in bed, one week of rehabilitation is required, which includes proper nutrition, medication and nursing care.
The rehabilitation team consists of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists. The goal is to return each patient to an optimal level of functionality in a home-like environment and restore quality of life.
- Physical Therapy to improve balance, strength and mobility
- Occupational Therapy to improve everyday living skills: bathing, dressing and eating
- Speech-Language Pathology to improve communication, memory, swallowing, problem-solving and reasoning skills
The rehabilitation process is one of collaboration between therapists, patients, doctors and family. Rehabilitation is emotional recovery as well as physical recovery.
The Rehabilitation Process
Our conservative, yet aggressive methodology for rehabilitation yields better results for patients with less recuperation time. Goals and objectives are managed and measured daily. Family members have access to such data and may participate in and observe therapy.
Innovation is key for optimal rehabilitation. Our staff is regularly trained in progressive methodologies in kinesiology, biology, anatomy, music therapy and pain management. Accord has invested in treatment technology to capture care best practices and measure and document outcomes. We use a variety of treatment methods to best meet the needs of our patients, including neuromuscular re-education and stimulation and music therapy. Accord was the first facility in the state of Ohio certified in the Music and Memory program.
Areas of Expertise
Accord’s Orthopedic Program focuses treatment on the whole person. When you get a knee replaced, the surgeon focuses on that knee to ensure it is properly placed and healing well with controlled discomfort. We pay attention to those factors as well, but we are focused on patients’ functionality: improved walking, driving, taking stairs and bathing, to name a few. Interacting with loved ones is also an important function to return to an active lifestyle.
Accord’s Cardiac Program excels at getting patients stronger and faster. Endurance is a key to improving cardiac health, and that is our main goal. We monitor the patient’s oxygen concentration to ensure the patient is conserving his/her energy properly, while still pushing to get a little better every day. Measuring success is key to keeping us on path toward the patient’s goals.
Neurological issues are challenging. Whether a stroke or a chronic progressive disease, Accord’s Therapy Department will guide and support you through the steps necessary to regain your old self. We offer Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy to ensure the injury to your nervous system has minimal impact on the way you live. Our success rate for strokes and central nervous system issues is unparalleled. We are always pleased when a patient returns for a visit after a few short months to show us how well he is walking on his/her own.
Sometimes seemingly small issues become big issues. A scratch on the leg could turn into cellulitis or a blood infection, requiring hospitalization. Every day spent lying in a hospital bed may require a week of rehabilitation. Our Therapy Department works with you to improve your strength, function, and mobility. Accord will ensure that a minor issue will not become an obstacle to living the life you have enjoyed. With the expertise and guidance of Accord’s Rehab Department, your strength and endurance will return and you can be the person you once were.
Our Skilled Services Include;
Both of our skilled nursing communities offer a variety of care types, including:
- Short-term care- multi-day or multi-week care for individuals recovering from injury or illness and transitioning into home care or an extended care community.
- Long-term care- extended care for those who need daily assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, and getting around. These needs can arise as a result of compound disabilities, memory impairment and/or chronic illness.
- Respite care- short term relief for primary caregivers. Helps provide a few hours for caregivers to take a break and enjoy some personal time.
- Hydration Therapy
- Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Management
- Pressure Ulcers
- Skin Infections
- Post operative Care
Specialized Diets Diabetic Management
Ophthalmology / Optometry
X-Ray and Laboratory Services
Other Services Available
- Dementia/Alzheimer Care
- Respite Care
Whether you have recently been put on a ventilator or you are being weaned off, our dedicated ventilator unit led by board-certified pulmonologist will provide individualized care for your specific needs. Our respiratory therapy and ventilator program at our Middleburg Heights community is designed to give patients the best achievable quality of life.
Accord’s therapy team are employees, ensuring continuity and consistency throughout the rehabilitation process. Therapists connect with patients in social and emotional ways to address all patient needs. Our therapists are hand-selected for their particular background, years of experience and their ability to work in a collaborative environment.
“I know mom will get the care she needs here.” – Tammy
Accord’s staff is regularly trained in progressive methodologies in kinesiology, biology, anatomy, music therapy and pain management.
Our rehabilitation team has been hand-selected based on their experience over many years and various environments. The rehabilitation team is designed to do it right and to win with winning players.
“I found them to be terrific; professional and caring.” – Janice
Our staff connects with residents in the realms of social, emotional and physical therapies. Our staff is committed to residents’ achievements because of their ‘calling’ to this profession.