Long Term Care

Long-term care is ideal for seniors or others with chronic or progressive medical conditions, especially when the level of care exceeds what loved ones can provide on their own. Skilled nursing facilities are staffed 24/7 by medical professionals trained to deal with any health issues that might arise, giving loved ones and patients peace of mind.

Short Term Care

Short-term care is temporary medical aftercare following a surgery, injury, illness, or other medical condition that is expected to improve. Services typically last several weeks or a few months, or sometimes longer depending on the severity of the condition being treated.

Respite Care

Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care givers of adults with an intellectual disability, and adults with cognitive loss in order to support and maintain the primary care-giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.

End of Life Care

End of Life Care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. End of Life Care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering.

Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists focus on identifying deficits in lower extremity strength, range of motion and balance, and on determining how these functions impact a patient’s overall ability to move around safely in their normal environment. Typical treatment plans may involve exercise, joint and soft tissue mobilization, gait training, functional training (such as getting in and out of a bed or chair), modalities to decrease pain and increase strength (such as Ultra-Sound), wound care, and patient/family education.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work to help maximize independence with activities of daily living which could include tasks such as grooming, dressing, bathing, cooking, and community mobility.  Other areas of concentration can include: Wheelchair assessments, adaptive equipment procurement and customization, activities to improve endurance, and upper extremity skill and use. 

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists focus on assessing and treating problems related to communication, including speech production, language comprehension, voice disorders, word finding, memory changes, and use of alternative communication devices, while providing education for patients/family to optimize communication. Speech-Language Pathologists additionally treat swallowing disorders (dysphagia) that could lead to aspiration of food or drinks.

Additional Therapy Services

To provide timely services and optimize our community’s access to care, Grand River Care Center’s therapy team proudly offers the following additional services:

  • Home Evaluations to patients with goals to return home; this helps improve home setup, determine what assistive equipment may be needed prior to a discharge, and ultimately optimizes a successful discharge home
  • In-house wound care
  • Ceiling-mounted Assisted Gait System
  • In-house FEES swallow examinations

Restorative Maintenance Program

After a patient is discharged from Therapy Services, their therapeutic care does not end there! Our therapy team works to set up a weekly program to continue physical and cognitive based exercises with trained Restorative Nurses. Individualized plans may include:

  • Active & Passive Range of Motion stretches
  • Splint/Brace Assistance
  • Ambulation, Standing Balance & Transfers
  • Bowel and Bladder schedules
  • Bed Mobility and Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Cognitive-Communication stimulating activities