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Lacombe Nursing Centre: Rehab S.T.E.P.S. Program and “Eldergarten”

Lacombe Nursing Centre

Rehab S.T.E.P.S. Program and “Eldergarten”

By Samantha R. Young, MCD CCC/SLP, Program Manager

The Rehab Department of Lacombe Nursing Centre developed and launched two interventions last fall that have been very successful with the residents that have participated, especially those who have returned home – S.T.E.P.S. Program and “Eldergarten.” […]

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The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility

Lacombe Nursing Centre
The Role of a Physical Therapist in a Skilled Nursing Facility
By Nicole B. Fleming, PT, DPT, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility is to promote, maintain and restore physical function within the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and the cardiopulmonary systems. When a patient is admitted, an evaluation is performed and a plan of care is established to improve their endurance, mobility, balance, and strength. […]

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Lacombe Nursing Centre on the role of occupational therapy – LIVING WELL Magazine

Lacombe Nursing Centre on the Role of Occupational Therapy

By Susan L. Howden, LOTR, Lacombe Nursing Centre, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The role of an occupational therapist in a skilled nursing facility, such as Lacombe Nursing Centre, is to promote a client’s optimal functional ability and provide opportunities for an increased sense of competency and self fulfillment. […]