Speech, Physical & Occupational Therapy

The United Presbyterian Home partners with Aegis Therapies to provide speech, occupational and physical therapy on-campus at the UP Home. Aegis is one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country who provides rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

Aegis Therapies mission is "To share our passion for improving quality of life - one person, one family and one community at a time." From proven clinical capabilities and professional staffing - to compliance management and exclusive rehabilitative programs - Aegis successfully achieves its mission every day.

Here are some examples of the therapies available on campus.

 Physical Therapy can assist with:

  • Restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function, wellness & quality of life

  • Prevention of diseases, disorders, progression of impairments or injuries

  • Treatment of multiple medical diagnoses with impairments of weakness, poor balance, falls, etc

  • Pain management techniques

  • Clinicians with specialties in wound care, complex disease management, and falls and balance

Occupational Therapy can assist with:

  • Maximizing functional independence with activities of daily living

  • Implementing activities to increase fine and gross motor coordination

  • Treatment of cognitive impairments

  • Pain management techniques

  • Clinicians with specialties in urinary incontinence and dementia

Speech Therapy can assist with:

  • Swallowing disorders, cognitive or memory impairment and expression of basic needs/communication

  • Swallowing strategies and strengthening of oral muscles

  • Cognitive impairments by working on tasks to improve memory and/or strategies to assist with aiding memory

  • Treatment of voice quality and volume.

  • Clinicians with specialties in dementia

After a resident has completed their therapy on campus the Therapy Department works closely with our Wellness and Fitness Department and Restorative Aides to ensure the right regimen are put in place to maintain and strengthen results received through therapy.