Different people have different care needs – which is why our rehabilitation and short-term care at Mease Continuing Care offers a variety of services to serve those unique needs.
Our goal is to get people back to their lives as quickly as possible. So our team designs personalized plans that include input from family, physicians and other key caregivers to ensure each person is cared for according to their situation and individual timetable. We also work very hard to find the right care fit for the person.
Short-term stays allow a spouse residing in our independent living residences to remain close to a loved one receiving skilled care at Mease Manor or a nearby hospital.
Short-term assisted living may be helpful for an older adult whose caregiver is ill and cannot stay home alone; people also use this service to successfully transition from skilled nursing or rehabilitation to a permanent residence in assisted living.
Mease Continuing Care is an option after an illness or injury. Our Social Service team works closely with physicians and family members for any additional services an older adult may require at home, such as home care or durable medical equipment.
There are several advantages to choosing short-term rehabilitation at Mease Manor. Our independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing are conveniently located under one roof. We’re next-door neighbors with the highly regarded Mease Dunedin Hospital. Plus, our location in Dunedin, Florida, keeps loved ones staying with us close to family and friends.
Frequently asked questions about short-term rehabilitation
Q: What does short-term rehabilitation include?
A: We provide individualized therapeutic treatment to help restore function and may include:
- Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
- Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance
- Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
- Wound care
- Pain management
Q: Is occupational therapy the same as physical therapy:
A: It’s similar in that it helps to restore strength and mobility. Occupational therapy helps people adapt to their social and physical environment through:
- Education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming
- Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
- Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
- Strengthening and coordination exercises
- Exercises to maintain normal joint movement to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions
Q: When is speech therapy needed?
A: Speech and language pathologists address general communication issues and swallowing dysfunction. Treatment plans are designed for such individual needs as:
- Recovery of speech, language and memory skills
- Verbal and non-verbal communication, including programs for the hearing-impaired
- Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing
- Appropriate diet recommendations
If you’d like to learn more about our short-term care, respite and short-term rehabilitation services available at Mease Manor, call us at (727) 738-3000 and we’ll schedule your personal visit.