Rehabilitation & Transitional Care

Resident smiling while using the treadmill and working with a therapist

Our experienced physical, occupational and speech therapy team is committed to providing outstanding results and excellent quality care. Patients are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals that will increase their independence and ability. Our team also encourages families and caregivers to participate in therapy sessions, education, and training.

Our Services Include:

    • Stroke aftercare
    • Coordination and balance
    • Strengthening, conditioning, range of motion, and endurance
    • Pain management
    • Body mechanics
    • Promotion of safety awareness
    • Brain injuries
    • Dementia
    • Neurological disorders
    • Respiratory endurance
    • And many other complex medical conditions

Skilled Nursing

Our nursing department provides excellent care combined with dignity for our residents. Professionally staffed around the clock, we give your loved one comfort and specialized care.

The following skilled nursing services are available at Douglas County Health Center:

    • Onsite Medical Director coordinates and improves medical services
    • Director of Nursing oversees all aspects of healthcare within the facility
    • Individualized resident care plan treatments
    • IV therapy
    • Dementia care
    • Wound care
    • Respite care
    • Enteral feeding program
    • Catheter care
    • Colostomy care
    • Off-site dialysis
    • Nutrition & hydration programs
    • Medication management & education
    • Diabetic management & education
    • Restorative nursing
    • Pain management
    • Hospice program
    • Psychiatrist
    • Audiology services
    • Registered dietitian on staff
    • Laboratory testing and X-rays
    • Transportation services

Physical Therapy

Our experienced physical therapy team provides each patient with a comprehensive evaluation that allows them to create an individualized treatment plan that helps each patient return home active with increased muscle strength and endurance. Patients receive daily private one-on-one therapy sessions to help them improve upon their balance and coordination following a major surgery, injury or illness.

Treatments Focused Are:

    • Increase motor control for a individualized who have suffered a stroke
    • Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
    • Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
    • Pain management
    • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent future injury
    • Promoting safety awareness for the well being

Occupational Therapy

Our experienced team of occupational therapists use task-oriented activities to help patients re-gain their functional abilities that have become impaired due to illness, injury or aging. Each patient has an individualized occupational therapy plan that is designed to help each patient adapt to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function at their highest level.

Areas of treatment may include:

    • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
    • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
    • Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
    • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathology team can provide diagnostic and therapeutic speech therapy services. Our Speech-Language Pathologists are certified to provide VitalStim and Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation therapy. VitalStim therapy is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy that re-educates the throat muscles needed for swallowing. Therapists are also certified to complete Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS), which uses stimulation to cranial nerves to improve muscle strength and reflexes used for swallowing. Each Speech-Language Pathologist creates a patient specific treatment plan that is designed to maximize the patient’s cognitive, communicative and swallowing abilities.

Our team of experts can work with patients who have cognitive, language, speech, swallowing, and voice disorders due to:

    • Stroke
    • Brain injury
    • Dementia
    • Neurological disorders
    • Hearing impairment
    • Respiratory illnesses
    • And many other complex medical conditions

Contact Us

Douglas County Health Center
4102 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
tel 402-444-7000