Physical Rehabilitation

Southminster offers a variety of therapy options including physical, occupational and speech/language therapy to promote health and well-being for the mind, body and spirit of each of our residents.

Partnering with Legacy Healthcare Services, rehabilitation focuses on restoring function, improving balance and mobility, and relieving pain to prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Specializing in therapy services that are both rehabilitative and preventative, Legacy therapists use the latest research and tools to help the resident maintain the highest level of function and independence. These services are offered to all residents and provided under Medicare, or can be paid for privately. A physician’s order is required to begin service.

Other rehabilitative services include:

PET THERAPY: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT), also known as pet therapy, utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, and emotional goals with residents. A therapeutic plan may include a simple interaction aimed at improving communication and small motor skills, or a demonstration with educational content to engage the resident cognitively. At Southminster, dogs are the most common visiting therapy animals, but, on occasion, don’t be surprised to find a local farm animal such as baby goat making an appearance.

MUSIC THERAPY: Music is a regular part of life in Embrace Health’. Performances by local musicians and staff at Southminster are heard regularly in our assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods. Music therapy also includes a Music and Memory program, utilizing mobile devices loaded with a resident’s favorite songs demonstrates how the magic of music proves therapeutic for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

AROMATHERAPY: The practice of using essential oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being is used regularly to stimulate brain function and promote whole-body healing. Aromatherapy is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function.