Adams County Manor and Morris Nursing Home offers all three therapy disciplines to ensure all symptoms of the disease are targeted and treated. Our Physical Therapist is certified in the Big and Loud program which is a program designed specifically for PD patients. It is a one-month program with one-hour treatments, four days a week for four consecutive weeks that incorporate exercises backed by research and evidence.
The Occupational Therapy staff is highly qualified and experienced in training those with neurological disorders to be more independent with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating. Along with handwriting and fine motor coordination training, they can make suggestions for adaptive equipment to allow for patients to be more independent and safer within their home environment.
Speech Therapy focuses on facial exercises to maintain the ability to perform facial expressions, interventions to promote safe swallowing so the patient can continue their current diet, and work on the ability to improve voice acoustics. As the disease progresses it is important for a SLP to be involved in treatment to ensure the patient is not aspirating on their food and are able to communicate with those providing their care.