Rehabilitation Services

Living Community of St. Joseph offers skilled rehabilitation therapies covered under the Medicare A benefit as well as outpatient therapies for residents living in their Independent Living, Assisted Living apartments and Long Term Care covered under the Medicare B benefit. Therapies include Physical, Occupational and Speech.

 Physical Therapy

Physical therapy supports diagnosis and management of movement dysfunction and physical abilities using some of the following techniques:

  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Strengthening/Endurance Programs
  • Manual Therapy/Soft Tissue Techniques/Massage
  • Gait Training
  • Equipment and Prosthetic Training
  • Balance Assessments and Training
  • Body Mechanics and Posture Training
  • Restorative and Maintenance Programs
  • Thermal and Electrical Modalities
  • Home Exercise Programs
Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy provides skilled evaluation and treatment to maximize independence in daily activities or function. These services promote quality of life and self-sufficiency, and help individuals to remain within their own home environment using the following techniques:

  • Training within the areas of daily living skills including dressing, homemaking, eating, and bathing
  • Upper body strengthening, activity tolerance, and range of motion
  • Fine motor skills such as writing, buttoning and tool manipulation
  • Cognitive evaluation and retraining including safety assessment
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning
  • Adaptive equipment management
  • Energy conservative and joint protection principles with functional activities

Speech Therapy


Speech Therapy provides intervention to enhance or restore communication and swallowing skills effected by the following:
  • Language Comprehension, Word-Finding and Verbal Expression
  • Swallowing
  • Cognitive Needs
  • Articulation
  • Voice Conservation and Rehabilitation
  • Reading and Writing
  • Accent Reduction
  • Fluency

A Physician's referral is required for all of the above therapies.