As we age, our body loses the ability to heal as quickly as it once did. Injuries that don’t heal fully or properly can impact elderly patients’ quality of life. The orthopedic rehabilitation program at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center helps patients work to regain their independence and return to a normal routine after an injury, surgery, or medical issue.
What Is Orthopedic Rehabilitation?
Injuries of the musculoskeletal system—such as those stemming from arthritis, bone fractures, or joint replacement surgeries—can make daily life challenging and routine tasks painful or impossible. Orthopedic rehabilitation is a therapy program designed to help patients recover and return home by reducing symptoms and improving functional abilities.
While short-term home care is suitable for some, elderly patients may benefit from inpatient care during the physical healing process. This allows the medical team to identify potential complications early, helping to speed up the recovery process while aiding in pain management and patient comfort. When patients attend inpatient rehabilitation, their treatment plans can easily be adjusted to account for their progress, challenges, and successes—under physician supervision.
In addition to receiving medical care, orthopedic rehabilitation patients work with a team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to improve their ability to regain normal functioning. These rehabilitation professionals guide patients through recovery challenges, helping them develop and improve the skills they need for life after rehabilitation.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation at Mary Ann Morse
Upon entering the orthopedic rehabilitation program at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation with our short-term rehabilitation team. Our physicians, nurses, and therapists collaborate to create a custom treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs. Over the next few days, patients work with their care team on improving skills such as walking, standing, balancing, dressing, or grooming. Prior to discharge, patients stay in our simulated functional living apartment to build confidence in their ability to function independently at home.
While working towards recovery, patients receive quality post-surgical care in our state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility. Rooms are equipped with TVs and WiFi, with additional amenities including laundry services, a beauty salon, game room, events, and activities. We deliver all the comforts of home with our five-star accommodations.
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center provides orthopedic rehabilitation services designed to build strength and endurance. We help to maximize comfort and minimize pain in a safe, physician-supervised environment. Give us a call today at 508.433.4400 to learn how we can help you or a loved one return to daily life after a surgery or injury.