Therapies for Seniors
Valir PACE provides several therapies for program participants. Our therapy programs are designed to foster independence, communication, and overall health in our participants who live on their own but still need some assistance with daily activities.
Occupational Therapy for Seniors
Our occupational therapy department focuses on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which addresses everyday tasks such as self-feeding, dressing, bathing, meal preparation, etc.
We also provide a one-on-one individual wellness program that is overseen by a skilled therapist to help participants maintain their functional independence.
Additionally, durable medical equipment (DME) will be loaned to participants to help them maintain independence in their home. This equipment may include rolling walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs, grab bars, ramps, handrails, and other items.
An occupational therapist will work with your loved one on an individual basis, focusing on any areas they need help with and providing DME as needed.
Physical Therapy for Seniors
Our therapy department oversees the PACE Your Way to Wellness program, which includes an onsite Tai Chi class, walking club, and open gym that is run by the restorative aides for prevention.
We also partner with Pete White Health and Wellness Center and Healthy Living OKC. PACE provides a gym membership and transportation to the fitness center to help qualified participants to meet their wellness goals.
Finally, we provide a fall prevention program. This an 8-week Matter of Balance course for participants which takes place at the PACE site.
Speech Therapy for the Seniors
Speech therapy can improve functional communication among seniors who have suffered a stroke or who have other health issues that can affect speech, such as dementia, problems with swallowing, or oral health problems. Our speech program focuses on language comprehension, speech, and nutrition/hydration for oral health in relation to speech.