Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Over the past 50 years, Cedar Crest has earned a reputation in the Lawton medical community as the go-to place for skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Our comprehensive programs include both general therapy and post-operative rehabilitation after surgery. We aim to help our residents move around, heal, and restore their normal function in order to be able to return home with a new level of mobility and independence.

Our therapy is done in-house as opposed to sending our residents out to another practice. All of our therapists are skilled in their fields, while showing compassion and patience during the healing process.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps residents gain the highest levels of strength, flexibility, and mobility possible in order to maintain independence and reduce the risk of injury. Our team examines each resident one-on-one and creates a customized treatment plan to move forward.

Physical therapy includes, but is not limited to:

  • Muscle re-education
  • Increasing strength in any part of the body that is currently weak and impairing normal function
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Assessing previous falls and creating a plan to prevent similar future occurrences
  • Teaching safe resident transfers into chairs and beds
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Reducing joint tightness and immobility
  • Reducing dependency on a walking device and/or increasing the ability to walk long distances
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Teaching residents to use artificial limbs
  • Assessing the residents home to find possible safety hazards and creating a plan of action to fix them
  • Gait and functional training
  • Educating residents in proper use of therapy equipment
  • Pain management routines and exercises
  • Post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is designed for those residents with trouble communicating or other oral functions such as swallowing. Our therapists work to design a plan of action and carry out treatment in such a way that normal environmental interactions and adaptations are made possible.

Speech therapy includes, but is not limited to:

  • Swallowing skills and techniques
  • Improving slurred or unintelligible speech
  • Improving listening skills and reading comprehension
  • Reducing coughing or choking during eating
  • Oral muscle strengthening techniques for speaking and swallowing
  • Reducing the pocketing of food in the mouth during meals
  • Improving listening and gesturing skills
  • Teaching alternative means of communication such as sign language
  • Building a comprehensive skill set that aids in written and verbal communication

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy provides the necessary skills for functioning in day-to-day social and physical life. Our therapists work with the resident to break down larger tasks and complete everyday responsibilities in a simple yet effective way.

Occupational therapy services include, but are not limited to:

  • Therapeutic activities and exercises for memory, orientation, cognitive integration and other daily life skills
  • Recommendations for adaptive equipment and specialized seating and positioning to lessen the pain and discomfort from everyday tasks
  • Improving the ability to sequence daily events
  • Sensory-motor exercises for improved strength, endurance, coordination and balance
  • Educating residents on daily household tasks such as cooking, housekeeping, money management, and safety
  • Developing social and physical skills to prepare and allow for independent performance at home
  • Increasing the ability to know and understand certain sensations such as pressure, temperature and touch
  • Improving the use of hands through exercises and tools
  • Testing and retraining perception in order to maximize functional abilities and patient safety
  • Improving balance while sitting and standing
  • Education and training for everyday living skills such as dressing, eating, bathing and grooming