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Orem Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing

Our Services & Specialties

It’s time to get the care you need.

With Orem Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best treatment available to accommodate your unique health needs.

We strive every day to be the skilled nursing facility of choice in our community, so we make sure that each day you spend with us is filled with the caliber of service that will make your stay comfortable, safe and therapeutic.

The entire staff will know you by name, and each day when we greet you, we’ll ask you how you are, and whether there is anything we can do for you. We never forget that you’re our valued guest, and the reason we’re here! And remember, if you have a special request, please don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why we’re here – for you!

Orem Rehab specializes in a variety of treatments, including:

  • Wound Care
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Electrical Stimulation for Swallowing Dysfunction
  • Lymphedema
  • Pulmonary Programs
  • Speech-language Therapy

Care Plans

For the Family: Tailored So YOU Can Make a Difference!

Shortly after admission to our facility, the Interdisciplinary Care Team (IDCT) will meet with you and your family members to develop a Care Plan.  Each discipline (Nursing, Therapy, Nutrition, Activities, Social Service) of the IDCT asks questions to make sure you receive the unique services your individual situation requires.  When a patient isn’t able to effectively communicate, family members are heavily relied upon for key information needed to help the patient feel comfortable and get as well as possible.  A broad spectrum of information about the patient is taken into consideration, from medical data such as diagnosis and prior level of function, to personal information such as likes and dislikes, religious preference, social and family support and personal history and interests.

Getting Started: The Care Plan Meeting

Every effort is made to schedule the Care Plan Meeting to accommodate the availability of the patient and family, to ensure that the patient and family participate in the development of the Care Plan to the fullest extent possible. Family members and/or the responsible party are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Care Plan Meeting is typically conducted within the 1st or 2nd week after admission.

The Care Plan Meeting involves the Interdisciplinary Care Team (IDCT) which includes, but is not limited to, the following professionals:

  • Nursing Representative
  • Dietary Services Supervisor/ Registered Dietician
  • Social Services Representative
  • Activity Director
  • Treating Therapist or Representative
  • The Administrator, Director of Nursing, Attending Physician, Nursing Assistant responsible for resident, and others may attend as needed

As an interested family member, this is your opportunity to get your questions and concerns answered, and we’re here to help.

We understand what an anxious process this can be, so we take our time explaining the details of what your loved one’s care and stay with us will involve, how you can assist in their recovery, and what to expect along the way.

Once a plan is in place, frequent updates are given to involved parties to improve the plan of care and ease any concerns.

The Discharge Plan: Get Well and Go Home

Discharge planning is initiated upon admission as the Care Plan is developed by the IDCT. Included in the discharge planning is the resident’s discharge outcome goal.

The Discharge Plan provides a “road map” for returning the patient to their home and prior level of function, or to the highest level of function possible.

The discharge outcome goal is a reflection of the professional opinion of the team based on the initial evaluation, and is open for change based on the patient’s progress. The discharge outcome goal includes the following components:

• It will be developed with the resident and/or family goals in mind.

• It will include the destination of the resident, sources of assistance available to the resident, level of assistance needed by the resident, adaptive equipment needed, and appropriate referral required.

The Outpatient Care Plan: Home Or Away, We’re Still Here to Help

Our outpatient programs are designed so that our patients can return to our therapy clinic for continued therapy if needed. The same therapists they got to know during their stay with us can continue to follow up with the patient through outpatient therapy.

Our therapy programs are also often involved in local Assisted Living Centers and Senior Centers to provide wellness classes, ongoing training and education, and health screenings.

Your Path for Success

Family Involvement Leads to Patient Success

Together with our team of medical professionals, family involvement is crucial to the overall success of a loved one’s stay with us. We work with you and your family to ensure the very best care from the time you enter our doors until it’s time to return home.

How It Works:

  1. Prior to admission, one of our admissions staff will reach out with a phone call to give you a brief explanation of what will happen upon arrival.  They will also set up a time to have an initial meeting.
  2. The initial meeting where, with you and your family, we learn important information about you and your needs and preferences.
  3. Next, you will receive a brief orientation to the amenities of the facility.  Our Public Relations Director will come by your room within a few days after your admission, and help you get the most out of your stay with us.
  4. Constant communication with our nursing staff.  One of our nurses will reach out to the resident’s family to discuss medications, diet orders, and other essential information within the first week.
  5. In this step, we go beyond a phone call and meet with you and your family in a ‘Care Plan Meeting’.  Working with our interdisciplinary team of medical professionals, a tailored plan is created that works toward our ultimate goal of helping you get better and go home.
  6. The Discharge Plan, an “exit strategy” designed to help you create a “road map” for returning home successfully and functioning at the highest level possible long into the future.
  7. Finally, the Outpatient Care Plan for those patients who are able to return home but still need to visit the facility periodically for therapy treatments or other outpatient care.

Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy treatment aims to improve strength, flexibility, and overall mobility.

Physical therapy treatment is often used to treat patients with mobility issues due to aging or an illness as well as injury or environmental factors.

The goal of physical therapy is to ensure the patient has maximized the function of their body and are able to perform tasks with limited assistance.

How Does Physical Therapy Work?

Physical therapy focuses on treating a patient’s limited mobility through exercise and movement instead of medications.

Patients are able to get this exercise almost anywhere they go, whether it be at Orem’s special gym or from the comfort of their own room.

Depending on the severity, patients can improve movement by improving hand strength by squeezing a ball or using a treadmill modified with “parallel bars” for support to practice walking.

Overall, the point of physical therapy is to improve independence and quality of life through improved function at home. Upon returning home, it’s extremely helpful to remain physically active to maintain flexibility, strength, and stamina.

Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy, or OT, is a kind of rehabilitation that focuses on helping you become better able to fulfill your “occupations.” But occupational rehabilitation isn’t limited to making you a better employee. It can also include being able to be a better parent, grandparent, spouse, and friend.

Occupational Therapy addresses the difficulty a patient may have in performing daily tasks, such as feeding themselves, getting dressed, and enjoying personal hobbies. Because OT is typically given during respite care or rehabilitation, the goal of occupational therapy is to improve self-sufficiency so that you or your loved one can return home.

How Does Occupational Therapy Work?

With the help of an occupational therapist, a patient is given tools to improve their ability to perform every day. This includes using equipment in aiding a patient’s tasks and lots of practice.

Sometimes, stretching and exercising are utilized in occupational therapy to improve mobility and strength. It’s common for occupational therapy to be given alongside physical therapy.

Occupational therapy can take place anywhere, from the patient’s home to train them how to go grocery shopping, to a therapy gym where they can do hand exercises to be better able to do the crafts they love to do.

Ultimately, the most important thing is that with the help of OT, your loved one will be more self-sufficient and to improve their quality of life.

Speech Therapy

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech-Language Pathology, or SLP, is an especially helpful tool in aiding speech difficulties, or apraxia of speech, that often come with aging. SLP is also helpful for people who have experienced brain injuries, stroke, and breathing problems.

Speech therapy also extends to treating speech difficulties caused by cognitive impairments, like short-term memory, ability to sequence and problem solve, and short attention span.

How does Speech Therapy Work?

Speech therapy typically consists of vocal exercises to improve overall speech. These exercises might include moving facial muscles to strengthen them, writing a grocery list to improve cognitive-linguistic function, or sipping through a straw to treat dysphagia, a swallowing disorder. Ultimately, the goal is to improve all functions associated with speech, the mouth, and throat.

Discover What Orem Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Can Do for You!

100% Committed to Your Health and Happiness

At Orem Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and residents. To learn more about our Care Plans and Services, contact us today at (801) 225-4741 and we’ll get you started on a custom treatment plan that works for you and your loved ones.