One of the most important services Lakeview offers is therapy. Through our skilled nursing facility, our Home Health Care, and out-patient services, we are able to provide a full complement of physical, occupational and speech therapy services.
Studies show we start losing muscle mass by age 30. By age 65, we're not quite remembering what it was like to have muscles! However, whether due to aging or an accident of some type, physical therapy can make a major difference in the quality of life we experience. Things we take for granted are balance, safely moving from sitting to standing, getting in or out of the tub or shower or simply carrying groceries from the car to the house. Many of our residents in the skilled facility just need help regaining use of simple motor skills like brushing one's hair or teeth, getting to the bathroom or just wheeling around the building. Our Home Health patients are generally looking for ways to be able to safely stay in their own home.
We recently added a new Shortwave Diathermy equipment where high-frequency electrical current, microwave or ultrasound is to generate deep heat in body tissues. The heat can be used to increase blood flow or to reduce pain.
Our NuStep Exerciser is a great, easy to use piece of equipment that provides a low-impact inclusive workout. Used on "The Biggest Loser", the NuStep provides a great all-around workout and is making a big difference in the lives of our residents.