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Senior Living & Assisted Living in Oklahoma City
Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City can provide respite care for your older loved one. Offering a full range of therapy services, including occupational, physical, and speech therapy for adults, we provide an excellent level of supervision for older adults who require continuous care. Contact us at 833.497.4390 today to learn more.
After a stroke or other debilitating event, older adults may need rehabilitative therapy to speed recovery. These include therapy that helps to improve speech. Speech therapy is a treatment that improves speech impairment or disorder. These may happen due to aphasia following a stroke or as a side effect of normal aging. Sometimes the muscles of the larynx become weak or taut, requiring exercises to bring them back into shape. Therefore, speech therapy for seniors focuses on improving several areas, including:
Any or all of these may become impaired as the result of an injury or illness. Or, with older adults, because of simple aging. As a result, therapies that target speech can help residents re-learn how to speak clearly and how to remember sounds and vocalizations they’ve forgotten. Speech therapy for adults is a regular treatment available to Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City residents to help them learn to communicate more effectively with the world around them.
In addition to speech therapy, residents of Wickshire Senior Living have access to physical therapy and occupational therapy. Generally, physical therapy uses treatments such as heat or ice, massage, and exercise to treat illness or injury. It often helps seniors recover from injuries such as hip displacement or from medical events such as stroke or heart attack. Consequently, physical therapy helps residents rebuild stamina and muscle to perform routine movements such as climbing stairs, walking unassisted, or using baths and showers. Physical therapy helps residents maintain independence and quality of life as they age.
Occupational therapy, additionally, is aimed at helping residents adjust to sudden differences in lifestyle. For instance, instead of helping someone regain full mobility, it may focus on finding workaround solutions such as making adjustments to showers or toilets to accommodate a new reality. Both occupational and physical therapies are helpful to older adults as they experience the signs of aging and all that comes with it.
If your loved one chooses to remain at home but needs additional help, the home health care program at Wickshire Senior Living is ready to assist your family. Our home health care team is always professional and compassionate. As a result, they bring the highest level of care to your housebound loved one, all in the convenience of home. Our home health care services include:
If your older loved one needs more help than you’re able to provide, you can rely on the home health care program at Wickshire Senior Living to fill in the gaps.
When your family is ready to have a conversation regarding the many benefits of assisted living, call Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City at 833.497.4390. You can also visit us online to learn more about the services we offer. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, our residents are always our top priority. We value more than just the safety and welfare of older adults. We actively work to provide opportunities for continued learning, group outings to help residents stay connected with the community, and a recreational program that keeps residents engaged and happy. Call today for more information.