Neuro-Muscular Therapy

Our experienced therapists employ a variety of therapeutic interventions for patients with neurological-muscular disorders. Comprehensive therapy plans for patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and other related disorders aim to improve activities of daily living, functional mobility and ambulation.

Individualized rehab programs are an inter-disciplinary effort, geared toward maintaining quality of life and the management of physical, emotional and behavioral changes associated with neurological-muscular disorders.

  • Communication skills re-training
  • Activities of Daily Living training
  • Balance, gait and mobility training
  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Strength training
  • Swallowing management
  • Alternative nutrition management
  • Psychological counseling
  • Family support and teaching

Respite Care Program

The support required to care for a loved one at home can be physically challenging and emotionally exhausting. At Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, we offer a short-stay respite care program. Families can be comforted knowing that their loved one is receiving 24-hour skilled nursing care and supervision, while enjoying the opportunity to socialize and participate in recreational activities.ties.

Our Respite Care Program features include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Flexible-stay schedules
  • Medication management and administration
  • Rehabilitation and nursing care services
  • Healthy Meals that are planned by our Registered Dietician in accordance with personal preference and dietary requirements
  • 24 hour Skilled Nursing Care
  • Recreational activities

Dementia & Alzheimer's Care

Our 42 bed “Dogwood” neighborhood was created to meet the skilled care needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. The Dogwood unit is a secure neighborhood and residents are encouraged to ambulate in a safe and protected environment.

Specialty Training and our unique “Alzheimer’s Ambassador” Program

Caring for individuals with dementia requires skill and expertise in understanding the disease process. Our consistent core of caregivers have been trained under the auspices of a renowned dementia care specialist and in conjunction with the dementia care training practices of the Alzheimer’s Association. The development of our “Alzheimer’s Ambassador” program promotes “person centered care”, a unique approach to the way we deliver Alzheimer’s care. This approach to care starts with knowing our residents and connecting to them as individuals.

Life-Enhancement Programs

Therapeutic recreational activities such as art, cooking, gardening and hand massage stimulate the senses and provide a sense of self-worth.

Customized dining enhances our program with a focus on hydration and nutrition. Fresh, appetizing cuisine is presented in an eye appealing manner to stimulate the appetite. Our nutritionally balanced meals are also available for patients who require pureed, ground or mechanically altered diets.

Media enhanced memory activities such as music, radio, television and various word games can help to facilitate a resident’s long-term memory.

Pet and nature therapies complement our therapeutic activities. “Bird Tales” was developed by our company in conjunction with the Audubon Society. This program uses multi-sensory stimulation and the natural world of birds to help residents interact with their environment. Bella, our robotic seal, has microchip technology that simulates the behaviors of a small pet and is a non-allergenic approach to providing comfort and facilitating communication.

Gardening and seasonal outdoor activities can engage all senses and help patients rediscover their world.

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We Value our Partnership with Families and Loved Ones

As a family member, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease can be an emotional journey, but the partnership that we have with you can make the biggest difference in your loved one’s quality of life. Creating ways to meaningfully engage your loved one can reap unexpected rewards. Your input and participation in your loved one’s daily routine helps to strengthen our partnership though trust and support.