Treemont Honors Residents' Rehab Achievements, Return to Independence
Seniors main motivation for a move to a retirement community is to seek a more supportive environment, with meals, housekeeping, transportation to doctor’s appointments and shopping, activities, entertainment and an overall maintenance-free lifestyle. Seniors might be living in a home that is hard to maintain, especially after a spouse has passed. Mom might no longer drive and feel isolated — no longer able to get to church or play bridge or mah jongg with friends as she used to. It’s also a plus to have staff and fellow residents around to keep an eye on one another.
Because Treemont Retirement Community has multiple care levels on campus, there’s more peace of mind, knowing that if you have a health setback, you can get a helping hand through Treemont’s on premise home health care company. For example, when recovering from surgery, a resident might need temporary help taking a shower. Or they might benefit from medication reminders. Studies show that senior who stay on track with their medication, can live longer in an independent setting. If needed, Treemont also has assisted living, nursing care and rehabilitation on campus.
Treemont’s Independent Living Residents often come to skilled nursing following medical setbacks, like a complicated infection, a fall resulting in a fracture, or a stroke resulting in the need for retraining in daily living tasks. What sets Treemont Health Center (HCC) apart is its top-notch therapy team. The therapy program in the HCC consists of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Each plays a large role in the strengthening process. HCC takes great pride in helping residents get stronger and return to an independent lifestyle. Read what Independent Living residents have to say about Treemont's therapy program.
Everyone faces setbacks; character is defined by our response. Should the setback come from health issues that result in injury or surgery, Treemont has resources in place to aide in recovery. The real work comes from mentally preparing and then physically pursuing rehabilitation goals that make you safer and stronger. ‘Our goal is to minimize the chance that residents have to return to the hospital or the healthcare center after an inpatient stay,’ according to Kelli Walleck, the Admission Director at Treemont Health Care Center.
The most recent Certificate of Accomplishment Ceremony was held September 25, 2019 in the auditorium of independent living. Residents were able to reconnect with the therapy and nursing staff that helped them transition back home. It was a great opportunity to reflect on their progress while enjoying drinks, fruit, and an epic cheese ball handcrafted for the event by Chef James Renshaw and the kitchen staff.
Through determination, hard work, and with the encouragement from the professional staff at Treemont Health Care Center along with family and friends, Treemont recognized the following residents for their accomplishments of returning home to Treemont Independent Living safer and stronger: These include: Tilman Pool, Walter Taber, Dayne White, Margaret McCoslin, Ronald Pearce Dorsie Miller and Carmen Washington. To learn more about nursing and rehab, please contact Kelli Walleck at (713)-816-2033. or (713) 783-4100 or KelliW@TreemontHC.com. To discuss independent living, call (713) 783-6820 or go to www.Treemont.com.
To learn to an informative discussion by Treemont's Kelli Wallek on this topic of navigating Nursing & Rehab, click here to listen to Kelli on Ask the Experts radio show.