Redefining therapy in senior living
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The Aegis Therapies® team smiles for the camera before getting back to assisting patients.[/caption]
Aberdeen Village welcomed the Aegis Therapies® team to our community in October 2016. That has been more than enough time to see the amazing results of this nine-person team.
Aegis serves the whole Aberdeen Village community from independent living to our short-term rehabilitation and even outpatient services. The Aegis team is comprised of physical, occupational and speech therapists who have many years of experience in senior living rehabilitation services.
Angie Taylor, director of rehabilitation services, has been in the industry for 20 years. The Aegis team brings a wealth of knowledge in aquatics therapy, lymphedema treatment, urinary incontinence programs and cognitive programming and testing based on the Allen Cognitive Levels. Aegis has also brought a Nautilus program to Aberdeen Village that is known as “Freedom through Functionality.” The program is specialized for the senior population. Since the arrival of Aegis to Aberdeen Village we have seen many positive therapy outcomes.
Aegis uses a variety of point-based functional measures. They range from total assistance to minimal assistance to total independence. With the hard work of our nursing staff and Aegis Therapies® staff the residents who have used the PATH (Post Acute to Home) program have improved their functional measure scores by 54 percent.
Not only are Aberdeen Village and Aegis Therapies® redefining therapy for seniors, we are enhancing quality of life that allows our residents to be independent longer.