Aging is not aging without the usual complications or conditions that arise with it. It is pretty evident that as we grow old, our bodies start to degenerate and lose its extensibility bit by bit. With that said, physical maintenance is often suggested or advised in order to maintain the health and independence of our seniors and also to prevent further complications. But as we all know, we can’t always keep our eyes on our beloved seniors, especially with all the work that’s huddled up everywhere around us every day. This is where Skilled Nursing Facilities take over.
Let me tell you about Friendship Manor and how we can help you with your loved ones increasing needs.
Friendship Manor is a Skilled Nursing Facility found at the heart of Illinois at S. Friendship Drive, Nashville. We aim and never cease to provide quality and excellent health care to all our clients needing assistance with their daily living. Here is one of the common conditions we encounter at Friendship Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, and how we provide distinct solutions to it.
- What is Cardiovascular Accident or Stroke?
CVA (Cardiovascular Accident) or more commonly known as stroke is one of the most common conditions that the geriatric population acquires. According to research, it is the fifth leading cause of death for Americans and it is also a leading cause of serious long-term disability.
Stroke occurs either when a blood clot occludes the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel ruptures. This condition affecting the brain has the ability to paralyze a person, leaving him or her with limb weaknesses or paralysis that can be given numerous interventions to prevent from getting worse over time.
- What are the interventions given at Friendship Manor?
At Friendship Manor, we provide a wide range of intervention for clients who come in with stroke.
Physical therapists are readily available providing range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises and activities to help the client ambulate again (if ever he/she has problems). Our PT’s also help the clients climb the stairs again and train them for transfers such as from the bed to their wheelchair so that they can try to do them independently.
Since stroke is a condition of the brain, the face is affected too which can lead to speech and even swallowing problems. At Friendship Manor, we have exceptional speech therapists to deliver appropriate intervention regarding these cases.
Clients with stroke may also have difficulty in fine motor skills such as pinching, picking up small objects and holding the utensils properly. Again, these will be remedied at Friendship Manor because we also have amazing occupational therapists together with their fun exercises to help speed up recovery.
- Why choose Friendship Manor?
At Friendship Manor, we assure to give your loved ones with the care that suits them best – quality personalized care. So come and visit us at S. Friendship Drive, Nashville Illinois to witness and experience what our awesome Skilled Nursing Facility has in store for you.