The Bridge Transitional Unit

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~ The Bridge to Wellness ~

We provide a separate environment within our skilled nursing facility that is a blend of comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services specifically designed to act as a bridge between your acute hospital stay and your return home.

redcliffs-brochure-220x310The Bridge Transitional Unit offers a team of licensed therapists and specialized nursing staff who provide 24-hour nursing and 7 day a week therapy. Under the direction of the Unit Rehab Director, the dedicated team of healthcare professionals work together to evaluate and design an individualized plan of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Each plan is individually designed to fit their endurance level and medical condition.

Our comprehensive Transitional Unit provides:

  • 24-hour RN and certified nursing assistance
  • Neuro spine rehabilitation
  • Certified RN wound care specialist
  • Orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation
  • Pain management, including ASTYM certified therapist
  • Community re-entry and fall prevention training
  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation

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Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the resident’s highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Increase strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
  • Increase motor control for a resident who has suffered a stroke
  • Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident

Occupational Therapy

Our professional occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our residents whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging.

Occupational therapy assists our residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
  • Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing