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Therapy Services

The professional staff at Hickory Hill is not only trained in accordance with the Virginia Department of Social Services' regulations for assisted living facilities. Their training exceeds these regulations in many instances. Learn more about the Hickory Hill staff below:

Types of Therapy

Hickory Hill is pleased to offer "In House" therapy services five days a week. We have partnered with Odyssey Rehab to offer phyisical, occupational, and speech language pathology in our own therapy gym.  Each therapy has a different purpose and could be utilized on a short-term or long-term basis.  We have a therapy gum for our residents and therapy staff.

Phyical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on large muscle movements.  Residents with poor balance or decreased strength in their arms or legs could benefit from physical therapy sessions.  Our Physical therapist works with residents to increase or maintain muscle tone and endurance, giving residents a better chance at performing tasks independently and decreasing their risk of falling.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on fine motor movements, as well as hygiene tasks.  Residents with mobility deficits because of arthritis or a stroke can work with an occupational therapist as they learn new ways to complete daily tasks.  Occupational therapist is good at finding adaptive equipment to return independence to residents, which can positively affect self-esteem as well as body awareness.

Speech Language Therapy

Speech language therapy focuses not only on speech, as the name suggests, but also any language or mouth-related concern.  Residents with problems swallowing or chewing food have great success when they work with a speech language therapist, as do residents who have short-term memory loss.  Speech therapist work with residents on judgement concerns, language deficits, and other cogntive issues that arise at the onset of dementia or after a stroke.

Benefits of Therapy

Our residents who work with therapists are often able to do so either in our therapy gym or in their rooms.  This easy access to therapy appointments often increases resident participation and engagement, as well as giving the therapist the chance to communicate directly with nurses and staff who are assisting the resident on a daily basis.

Our residents who work with therapists not only can decrease risk of falling and build their endurance to complete tasks with more independence, but they can also gain self-esteem and even recover from hospital stays more quickly.