The entire Greater Cincinnati community is looking forward to the opening of Cedar Village’s Aquatic Therapy Center. After a delay in construction because of our cold winter, we will celebrate the grand opening in late October.
Our residents will have the opportunity to exercise in a state of the art complex to complement the Rehabilitation Center. Two small therapy pools and a larger warm water pool for group classes will be available for both inpatients and outpatients to use.
Warm water therapy will facilitate the healing process for joint injuries and patients will benefit from the soothing warm water.
Your donation will be used for equipment that the therapists can use with their patients and for bathing suits for patients who cannot afford them.
The entire Greater Cincinnati community is looking forward to the opening of the Cedar Village’s Aquatic Therapy Center at the end of the summer.
As a part of our rehabilitation services that we provide at Cedar Village, our occupational therapists provide a vital service for older adults – helping them determine if they are capable of driving. For individuals who are receiving therapy services following hospitalization, we test them on their driving skills before they return home.
We provide a comprehensive two hour out of the car assessment to determine reaction time, visual acuity, physical functioning and cognition as it relates to safe driving.
Following this test, there is an “In car” Assessment which evaluates safety behind the wheel including starting and stopping, following directions, turning, parking, and highway driving.
Our goal is to ensure that patients receiving therapy services at Cedar Village will be able to operate a car safely. Often we help them come to the realization that they may need to drive with restrictions when they return home. Cedar Village has a therapy car for patients to practice getting in and out and loading the trunk with groceries and personal items.
As spring is arriving, progress is being made on our warm water Aquatic Therapy Center. It is scheduled to open in the summer and those individuals who have been deemed safe to drive will be able to return to Cedar Village for warm water therapy if their doctor prescribes it.
Construction continues on the state-of-the-art Aquatic Therapy Center at Cedar Village. Looking out some of the windows in the Rehab Center, patients and staff are excited about the progress they are seeing. Each of the two individual therapy pools will have a moveable floor that will rise to the deck level and then lower so that patients can work with their therapists in the warm water. The large pool will be used for group classes. The projected completion date is the end of May, 2014. Your gift will help purchase equipment for our patients to use to enhance their therapy experience.
We are pleased to announce that Cedar Village has broken ground for its new Aquatic Therapy Center. The new complex will have two warm water pools, which will be used for individual therapy, and a larger warm water pool which will be used for group therapy, aerobics classes and lap swimming as well as individual use by Cedar Village residents. The project will take nine months to complete.
Aquatic therapy offers substantial benefits not available with conventional treatments because water reduces the effects of gravity and allows patients to move with greater ease. It helps patients recover more quickly and with less pain than other treatments.
“We are thrilled to be taking rehabilitation services to the next level at Cedar Village,” said Carol Silver Elliott, Cedar Village President and CEO. “As we care for more and more individuals, with an age range from teens to over 100, aquatic therapy offers many benefits and enhanced treatment options.” Your support will help us enhance the new project.
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