News & Views from Campus: January 26 – February 1, 2020

Christine Broeker, Rehab Secretary, Writes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

   I would like to share with you some information about the Therapy Department.  Services available from the Therapy Department are Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Out Patient Services, and Warm Water Aquatics.  Here is a brief description how each one of these services might be able to help you.

  Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy assists in the rehabilitation to restore normal function after an illness or injury that effect the motor functions of the body.  Physical Therapy can prevent or reduce joint stiffness, restore muscle strength, and retrain joint and muscles to enable a person to achieve their highest level of mobility.

  Occupational Therapy – Occupational Therapy is the use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury, illness, or the aging process to maximize independence, prevent disability, and maintain health.  Occupational Therapy helps patients to confront and solve the problems of daily living, by relearning muscular control and coordination to cope with everyday tasks such as dressing. 

  Speech Therapy – Speech Therapy works with patients to develop or improve communication skills speaking, reading, and writing techniques after a serious illness or physical injury.  Speech Therapy also works with oral motor deficits that may affect the person’s ability to eat.  Speech Therapy works closely with the dietitian in diet modifications to maintain safe, adequate, nutritious, oral intake to maintain health. 

  Out Patient Services – Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services are all available (to people in the cottages and community) on an outpatient basis. 

  Arthritis Pool Classes – We offer warm water aquatic group exercises.  They consist of simple range of motion exercises that are done at your own pace.  These classes are led by a qualified instructor and would be a great asset to your health and fitness program.  Our program comes highly recommended by local physicians.  We have recently changed the class times they are as follows.
Monday-Friday         7:30 a.m. –   8:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday         9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Monday-Friday       10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

  If you have any questions regarding any of these services please contact Christine Broeker at 223-8717 ext. 4201.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, January 26
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Trivia Surprise, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, January 27
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, January 28
  9:30 am: Devotions, Rev Tim White, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-Long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
  2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Snowball Fight with the Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, January 29
  9:00 am: Aldi’s Shopping**
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
 10:00am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: True Location of Mt Sinai & Red Sea Crossing, Social Room (Hosted by Chaplain Josh)

 Thursday,  January 30                                
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:30 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:00 am: Lunch Outing to Huckleberry Smokehouse in LaGrange
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, January 31
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, February 1
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber Gardens

  ** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk   All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Weekly Inspiration
 Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?`                            ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Therapy Department

  PPS therapy provides outpatient PT or OT services @ the main campus of Good Samaritan facility.  If you are having difficulties getting around, decreased balance or difficulty doing everyday tasks have your doctor send us an order. Our fax number is 866-899-1772. 

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Matthew 11:28-30
  “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is kind, and My burden is light.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Southern Court
Staff:  NURSING ADMININSTRATION Jeannie, Tina, Katie, Carol, Dawn, Bob, Chris, Melissa, Kim, Haley, Tonya, Annie, Mike, Anna, and Diana.

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