For more information about our rehabilitation team and the services we provide, please call us at 1-800-869-7062 or (360) 459-8311.
The Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice Rehabilitation Department staff of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapy assistants and certified occupational therapy assistants serve patients in Lewis, Mason, Thurston and Pierce counties.
Rehabilitation therapies are available for a variety of orthopedic and neurologic disorders as well as other disabling conditions. Frequent referral diagnoses include total joint replacement, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and traumatic brain injury. Services are available seven days a week for both adults and children.
Our program utilizes a comprehensive team approach that emphasizes family and caregiver involvement. Our goal is to help people regain maximum functional skill and independence following an illness or injury within a safe home environment. Our team is highly educated and professional and dedicated to providing the best quality care.
The Rehabilitation Team
Our physical therapists (PTs) help patients regain health and mobility, alleviate pain, and evaluate functional limitations and disabilities. They evaluate patient homes for safety and make recommendations for assistive devices and adaptations such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. PTs educate and instruct both patients and caregivers in appropriate skills to help patients attain maximal functional skills and independence.
Our occupational therapists (OTs) help patients regain and improve their abilities to perform normal tasks in their daily living and working environments. Known as ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), these tasks include dressing, grooming, meal preparation and other household tasks. OTs also help patients increase functional use of their arms, hands and fingers by using a variety of restorative exercise programs. In addition, they evaluate home safety conditions and help patients obtain devices such as bathroom equipment and grab bar ramps. OTs often work closely with PTs to help patients achieve the highest degrees of safety, independence and quality of life.
Our speech-language pathologists are educated and trained to diagnose and treat patients with speech and language communication disorders, cognitive deficits and swallowing difficulties. They help patients improve their functional communication skills and compensate for problems with memory, attention and problem solving. Speech pathologists also help patients with swallowing problems by teaching safe swallowing techniques and ways to modify diets to prevent aspiration and maximize ability to eat and drink.