Physical Therapy and Assisted Living: Your Independence

While some people are eager to return home after receiving short-term physical therapy, it’s not unusual to feel nervous and insecure at the thought of managing your care at home as you continue to recover. You may be worried about keeping up with daily chores like fixing meals, keeping your house tidy, getting to appointments and continuing to heal from your injury or illness. Or you may be concerned about burdening family members or finding in-home help while you recuperate.

For some, a return home isn’t possible because of mobility limitations or disorientation. Perhaps your home isn’t outfitted for someone who has challenges getting around or managing on their own. 

Physical Therapy near me with Assisted Living

assisted living residentIn fact, the best solution following rehabilitation may be moving into an assisted living community to ensure your health continues to improve. Often, it is the wisest choice both from a safety and care perspective. Assisted living communities, like the Retreat at Sunny Vista just across the street from rehabilitative services at The Living Center and part of the Sunny Vista campus, provide continuum care support. Here, care teams focus on aiding residents with activities of daily life, like bathing, grooming and dressing. Additional services and amenities include medication management and rehabilitation resources, such as occupational, physical and speech therapy. All are aimed at helping residents maintain and restore strength and mobility and encourage the highest level of independence.   

Plus, they are outfitted with features like emergency response systems, grab bars and wheelchair accessible options, providing a tremendous sense of safety and security.

The beauty of The Retreat is it is part of a campus you and your family are now familiar with and conveniently located within a few minutes of UCHealth Memorial Hospital. Additionally, more than caring for an individual’s physical needs, team members at The Retreat follow the same philosophy of care as The Living Center. The focus is on helping residents live to their fullest potential. The philosophy of care is based on the five pillars of wellness – social, intellectual, physical, purposeful, and spiritual – and encourages residents to live as independently as possible while being supported by attentive and highly trained team members. 

Assisted living offering freedom and independence

Shot of a senior woman spending time with her daughter in their garden at home

Residents at The Retreat can choose from a myriad of daily activities and benefit from team members who are consistent care partners intent on forming a strong rapport with residents and who truly take a personal interest in their well being. The Sunny Vista campus doesn’t rely on temporary, outside staff. Thus, residents can make the most of getting to know their care partners and develop meaningful relationships. 

There’s a level of comfort knowing you will have the support you need so that you can focus on getting better. Moving into an assisted living community takes away the burden of ongoing tasks like laundry and cooking and the anxiety of securing personal care. Assisted living can give you the freedom to spend your time doing the things you love while providing the support that helps you enjoy every day as much as possible. 

Although some may worry about giving up independence with such a move, becoming part of an assisted living community often leads to more freedom as residents are able to participate in activities and outings they wouldn’t have been able to do on their own.

If going home after a rehab stay may not be the best move to ensure your health continues to improve. Contact us today to learn more about our assisted living community.

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