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MEDICARE As defined in Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare ("Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled") is a Federal health insurance program for aged (65+) and certain disabled individuals regardless of income.
As defined in Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid is a joint Federal-State program which pays for medical services to eligible needy and vulnerable families and individuals. Medicaid currently pays for 60% of nursing facility care.
The rehabilitation team at West Assisted Living strives to help each resident requiring therapy services to attain the highest level of independence. Physical, Speech and Occupational therapies are available with a physician's order and can help residents achieve a maximum level of functioning, whether at home or at West Assisted Living.
Probably the most familiar of all therapies, physical therapy provides many benefits to those who may require these services on their road to recovery. In addition to gait-training, strengthening and ambulation exercises, physical therapists also work with their clients to help them with balancing skills and a range of motion exercises. Physical therapy is also beneficial to individuals needing care following a stroke, a joint replacement or a broken bone.
Occupational therapy is one of the most important therapies offered to any individual who has suffered a stroke or another medical condition that has caused a loss in the function of daily activities. Occupational therapists specialize in such areas as retraining individuals in grooming, dressing, transfers and fine motor skills that we normally take for granted. Another specialty area of Occupational Therapy is the treatment of contractures of the extremities with specialized splints designed to lessen or prevent their disabling effects.
The most obvious service provided by a speech therapist would be to help an individual improve speech intelligibility. However, speech therapy is also beneficial to those who need to improve swallowing functions for adequate nutrition. These therapists can also help their clients to increase communication skills through the use off augmentative communication devices.
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