Good Shepherd and Absolute Therapy Team Up to Meet Residents’ Therapy Needs

WHEELING — Good Shepherd Nursing Home has introduced a new component to its in-house therapy programs to enhance health and healing for its residents. Good Shepherd Administrator Donald R. Kirsch announced that Wheeling’s only five-star nursing home and rehab facility has contracted with highly respected Absolute Rehabilitation and Consulting of Ohio to work with its own staff of healthcare professionals. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to provide aggressive, comprehensive therapy programs.

Cindy Gensamer, Absolute rehabilitation vice president, said geriatric rehabilitation requires a deep understanding of the aging process.

“We adhere to strong clinical procedures and techniques, with the goal of returning patients to their highest levels of functioning,” she said.

“Our therapists focus on improving patient quality of life through rehabilitation, compensation and adaptation.”

Good Shepherd residents can expect direct, timely communication from the therapists to the facility staff to ensure they are evaluated and treated promptly,” Gensamer said.

“Our clinicians assist long-term care residents to maintain independence and assist with meeting regulatory requirements.

“This includes designing programs that address specific needs of both residents and the facility.”

Good Shepherd has long offered in-house physical, speech and occupational therapy to its residents to help them maintain independence and address specific health needs.

“I am extremely pleased with the addition of Absolute Therapy to our outstanding team of caregivers,” Kirsch said.

“Absolute’s philosophy and its resident-driven mission is in total conformity with the philosophy and mission of Good Shepherd.”

Absolute Rehabilitation has a long history or serving the needs of adults that experience an acute medical problem or suffer from a chronic condition.

It is part of an organization that has been serving the needs of its patients for 45 years.

The company is privately owned and operated and continues to lead the way for therapy providers.

Some of the unique characteristics of Absolute Rehabilitation include a focus on customer service, low staff turnover rates and high employee satisfaction, and education allowance that enable staff to stay abreast of new research and evidence-based practices. The company uses advanced software that tracks clinical outcomes and state of the art information and financial systems.

Absolute Rehabilitation & Consulting Services, Inc. provides comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy in a variety of settings that include nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, outpatient centers, home care agencies, and acute care settings.

Absolute’s approach to contract rehabilitation services is one that meets the objectives of the facility and provides outstanding patient care. If you have any question regarding Absolute services, clinical programs, or any rehabilitation topic, contact Luke Kontras at 330-415-6574.

Good Shepherd Nursing Home is part of a continuum of senior living options offered by the non-profit Welty Corporation to deliver the features that discerning seniors need and want.

In addition to Good Shepherd, the Welty Corporation operates the Welty Home, which offers assisted living for seniors, and Welty Apartments, Braddock Apartments, and Welty TownHomes, properties designed for people who want to live independently but appreciate the added measures of comfort and security of apartment living.

For more information, visit www.weltyhome.org or call 304-242-1093.


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