1100 S Alvarado Street Los Angeles, California 90057
Phone: 213.487.3000 fax: 213.487.1909

Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the resident’s highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.
Areas of treatment focus may include:

• Increasing strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
• Increasing motor control for a resident who has suffered a stroke
• Improving coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
• Improving overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
• Pain management
• Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
• Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.Areas of treatment focus may include:

• Improving speech and voice clarity
• Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
• Improving chewing and swallowing ability
• Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving, and abstract reasoning
• Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy assists our residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.
Areas of treatment may include:

• Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
• Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
• Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
• Increasing safety awareness

Recreation Therapy

The primary goal of Recreation Therapy is to restore or maintain health by helping people use their present abilities to their fullest through their leisure time. The Therapeutic Recreation professionals carefully design a monthly activity calendar to provide an appropriate balance of leisure time pursuits that promote healthy lifestyles. Examples may include the following:

• Outings
• Spiritual opportunities for worship
• Community integration
• Special events
• Entertainment
• Pet therapy
• Art expression
• Socials
• Inter generational experiences
• Small groups: teas, reminiscence
• Table games
• Education
• Voting assistance
• Traveling library and library for the blind
• Specialized programs: sensory stimulation, music therapy
• Current events
• Active games
• Exercise and workout
• Dances