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Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation means reshaping lives and restoring lost abilities after an illness or injury. It means treating the whole person – physically, emotionally, and socially. In rehabilitation, the goal is to return residents to their optimum level of function, so that they may have a better quality of life.

At Villa Maria, residents are assisted in their goals for recovery in a home-like environment by a team of caring and highly qualified rehabilitation professionals. Following an evaluation of a resident’s functional abilities, an individualized rehabilitation program is developed. The treatment program will address areas related to the resident’s mobility, performance of activities of daily living, communication skills, and swallowing function.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology

“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humanity, gentleness and patience.” - Colossians 3:12


Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy

Skilled physical therapy treatments include:

  • Training in areas of bed mobility, transfers, and gait (with or without an assistive device)
  • Treatment of lower extremity functional limitations
  • Strength training and coordination
  • Range of motion therapy




Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy addresses important elements in the treatment of individuals experiencing functional limitations in self-care skills and activities of daily living. An occupational therapy treatment plan may include:

  • Fine and gross motor control development
  • One-handed dressing techniques, grooming, bathing, and home management skills
  • Training in the use of self help aids
  • Cognitive skills development
  • Upper body strengthening and coordination
  • Home evaluation to assess need for adaptive equipment and to promote safety



Speech-Language Pathology

In speech therapy, residents are evaluated and treated for hearing, language, communication, and swallowing disorders. The focus is on improving speech-language expression, comprehension, oral motor skills for more accurate speech production, and strategies for safe eating. Therapy may include:

  • Receptive/expressive language therapy
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Swallowing management