While staying at Pleasant Hill Post Acute / Moraga Post Acute we strive to create social programs and individualized activities to match the capabilities and needs of each patient. Take a look at our activities calendar and you’ll see that the residents’ days are full of fun and exciting activities.
A positive and uplifting atmosphere largely determines one’s quality of life. This also has a powerful impact in the healing process of those patients involved in some type of rehabilitation. Specific activities can include:
- Active resident councils and volunteer programs
- Musical performances
- Current events update and reading the newspaper
- Fitness activities
- Singing exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Religious meetings
- Outside entertainment
A monthly calendar is provided to keep residents informed of upcoming events such as birthday parties, movies, games and other special events. We always welcome friends and families to visit and attend our special events.
Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to each patient’s quality of care. Patients are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Patient families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education and training.
Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, the physical therapist develops an individualized treatment program. Areas of treatment focus may include:
- Increasing strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
- Increasing motor control for residents who have suffered a stroke
- Improving coordination, balance, and the ability to walk following a fracture
- Improving overall strength conditioning and endurance
- Teaching pain management
- Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
- Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident
Our occupational therapists use task directed activities in the treatment of our patients whose ability to function has been impaired by illness, injury, or normal aging. Therapeutic activities assist our patients in adapting to their social and physical environment by helping them master tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with our patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. They assist our patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.
- Functional independence – eating bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking
- Maintenance of wellness – dressing, grooming
- Prevention of further disability – home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
- Increasing safety awareness – energy conservation techniques, body mechanics
Our speech therapists provide a continuum of services including assessment, education, and treatment for language, voice, articulation, and fluency disorders. Our treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills and safe swallowing. We assist in rehabilitating patients who struggle with comprehension, memory, processing and expression abilities. We also instruct the patient or the caregiver in the techniques ranging from head positioning to promoting safe swallowing at a slower rate to clearer speech. We also teach patients how to compensate if they cannot be rehabilitated to their prior level of performance. Patients admitted to the facility that are receiving nutrition partially or exclusively via a gastrostomy tube are evaluated for their potential to return to solid foods. Speech therapists work to restore the following abilities:
- Speech and voice clarity
- Comprehension and verbal expression
- Chewing and swallowing ability
- Cognitive language skills, like memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
- Patient and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing.