Ask the Nurse; How can I lose weight that was gained by lack of mobility and inactivity?

February 5, 2018

Moving into a care facility doesn’t mean you give up or stop moving. This facility is committed to keeping you moving:

  1. Restorative therapy may be an option. They will help ensure that you will maintain your maximum functional capacity. Restorative Therapy is done under the guidance of a professional and designed to meet your specific needs. They will walk residents, assist with transfers, assisted with range of motion exercises, maintain splinting schedules, assess contractures and assist with swallowing techniques at mealtime for specific residents as recommended by speech therapy.
  2. Therapy classes are offered throughout the week on campus for the health care area and independent living. They offer strengthening classes, brain power, stretching, and balance classes.
  3. Dietary can also provide meal options if a weight gain is noted. Consult with dietary or our dietitian for options on calorie intake to best suit your needs.
  4. The Sunrise campus also has a therapy team on site which can offer Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy (ST) services. This will need an order from your doctor. This is considered Part B therapy and may be covered by your insurance.

Speak with your physician and your nurse to come up with the best plan that is right for you.

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