Rockingham Manor, a local skilled nursing facility, has announced the introduction of a program developed to provide effective treatment options for several prevalent geriatric health conditions.
Initially, the new program will include treatment for a variety of uses and will soon cover conditions including wounds, fall prevention, pain management, bladder control, contractures, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke recovery, shingles, rheumatoid arthritis and neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson’s.
The treatment programs were developed specifically for the complex needs of aging adults using non-invasive, medication-free therapies. The programs utilize specialized therapeutic equipment that has been used effectively with the elderly for over a decade, and among professional athletes for nearly 30 years to accelerate recovery following injury.
“Providing great patient care is the guiding principle for all that we do,” said Chad Colby, facility administrator. “Our new specialized treatment programs are intended to help residents with prevalent geriatric conditions preserve their independence, dignity, and quality-of-life for as long as possible.”
The new treatment programs at Rockingham Manor will be implemented by their therapy and nursing departments in conjunction with the resident’s physician, and Accelerated Care Plus, the nation’s leading provider of “evidence-based” clinical programs for long-term care facilities, sub-acute treatment centers and rehab service providers.
“By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, our state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment can increase patient comfort for other rehabilitation techniques,” said Jennifer Leggett, Rockingham Manor rehabilitation manager and ACP’s clinical program manager in the area. “They can also help therapists treat more complex conditions, increase strength, accelerate recovery and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.”
“We want the community and our area medical professionals to know we are committed to quality care and progressive therapy techniques” said Cathie Sessions, admissions coordinator. “Our staff is really excited about these new programs. We’re convinced it is going to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.”
The EPIC Group, LLC started managing Rockingham Manor in 2002 and employs over 130 people in the area. Rockingham Manor is a 120 bed facility located across from FirstHealth Richmond on South Long Drive.