Your pathway will include therapy goals, exercises and specific tasks that will help you to guide you on your way from your hospital bed to living Your life again. Our physicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapists and clinical staff will guide you every step of the way and inform you and your family of the progress you are making.
We want to describe why therapeutic Recreation at the Center deserves special mention in your care plan.
While you are getter better and stronger though rehabilitation people who are recovering from surgery or trauma, progress can and should be driven when people are motivated to get well while they are recovering. Rehabilitation and recovery work be when a patient is in the right frame of mind to undertake both. Here is where a professional recreation team comes in.
Therapeutic recreation is designed as an integral part of the patient’s personalized care plan to assist in the enhancement of the patient’s optimal skills to achieve personal goals in conjunction with the patient’s rehabilitative and nursing plan. It is one of the keys to unlocking and maintaining those skills so that the patients is getting the most of their rehabilitative experience. Therapeutic recreation designs individual and group programs that are designed to make the most of a patient’s skills while promoting a higher level of contentment and motivation. Therapeutic include but are not limited to:
Getting well does not mean that the therapy is done for you, but with you and the more involved you and your family are, hopefully the more motivated you will become and sooner you will achieve your goals.
Taking care of an ill or disabled person at home can be quite challenging and traumatic for a family member especially if one or more in the relationship is older or suffers from chronic dementia. In many cases such care can overwhelm a caretaker to the detriment of both the caretaker and the person being cared for. The feeling of loving care can be overshadowed by feelings of being trapped or simply not up to meeting the patient’s needs are all too common. This can be time for both to take a break from each other.
Respite care does just that. It allows everyone a breather and a chance to reset.
Respite care is at it simplest, short-term care which gives the caretaker a break from the responsibility involved in the 24-hour daily care of a loved one.
A Respite stay can be as short as a couple of days and as long as necessary to give the you as a caretaker time to do what you have to do for yourself. Think of it as a physical and mental vacation for the caretaker who requires time to get the things they need or want to get done for themselves, even it is nothing more than to rest.
All of the patient’s needs are met by the Center’s staff just as if the caretaker was providing it. Your loved one is completely cared for until you are ready to resume the care yourself. Why not treat yourself to a holiday break or vacation and let us fill in for you while you relax. We are simply a phone call away at (860) 643-5151.
Crestfield Rehabilitation Center and Fenwood Manor offer a complete program of medical and nursing care for patients who are admitted for post-acute care and longer stays at the Facilities. We are pleased to inform you that we offer one of the highest staff to patient ratios in Connecticut that is well above the State requirements for care.
Over seen by the Facilities’ Medical Director and your attending physician our complete professional Care Team are ready to meet your medical objectives and total care. To accomplish this our Facilities are staffed with a compete care team consisting of professionals including specialized medical therapists in in the following areas of care.
Our Registered Nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioner Services and Certified Nursing Assistants under the supervision of our Licensed Medical Director and clinical Therapists provide highly personal, round-the-clock care to assure that all of your medical needs and goals are being met consistent with you individualized medical plan of care and most importantly, your wishes in a safe and nurturing environment for both you and your family.