For a senior, one of the most worrisome situations is a traumatic fall when no one is around.  What will they do?  Who will get help?  How will they recover?

Falls in the senior community are quite common and can pose a large problem.  Falls can cause injuries, immobility, loss of independence, and even death.

According to the US Center on Disease Control and Prevention:

  • One in three Americans, aged 65+, fall each year.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall.
  • Every 19 minutes, a older adult dies from a fall.
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.

Balance Problems Are a Common Cause of Falls in Older Adults

There are a variety of reasons that falls can occur in the elderly.  However, a common problem is balance problems.

Balance disorders, which are more common in adults, can lead to instability with standing or walking.  When the individual loses their balance without anything around to sufficiently stabilize them, the fall can occur.

 

Balance Therapy at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie

Fortunately, the physical therapy team at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie has the ability to evaluate and treat balance disorders.  Our team has the special knowledge of working with older adults and their balance problems.

balance therapy sauk city wiIn addition, we have specific equipment that we use to better treat those with balance issues.  We are the only therapy center in our area that now uses the OmniStand Dynamic Balancing System.

This equipment allows the therapists to work with patients in a safe and secure manner.  Once the patient is secured in the equipment, they are then able to work on their balance therapy through bending and performing exercises without the fear of ever falling.  This allows the patient to increase their strength, improve their flexibility, and regain their balance mechanisms within their bodies.

If you’d like to learn more about our balance programs within our physical therapy department, contact us at 608-643-3383.

 

 

Your memory.  It contains all of your thoughts, life experiences, past events you’ve attended and names of your friends and family members or even the items that you need to buy at the grocery store.  Your memory is the book of your life, past and present, that is kept tucked away within your mind.

As we age, it’s not uncommon that our memories aren’t as good as they once were.  However, for some, memory loss can be related to a clinical condition such as dementia or alzheimer’s disease.  This can be extremely difficult for those that suffer from memory loss as well as their husbands or wives, sons or daughters, or any of their caregivers.

Assistance For Memory Loss

sauk-prairie-memory-careWhen someone is having problems with their memory, what can be done?  How do you help those who suffer?  Is there a way to provide care for those who have a loss in their memory function?

The good news is that there are things that can be done to help those who are having memory difficulties.  Whether your loved one is just having some early stages of memory difficulties or has more advanced memory loss, there is help that can be provided.

One type of assistance is through a memory care center where the individual is initially evaluated and are then involved in a memory care program to assist them with their difficulties.

Sauk Prairie Memory Care Center

Maplewood of Sauk Prairie offers memory care services for those who are faced with the difficult challenges of memory loss, including dementia and alzheimer’s disease.

Our memory care programs are offered within Evergreen Court, a special unit dedicated specifically for memory care residents.  This secured area is staffed by our wonderful team who have been specially trained in the areas of memory care treatment.

Evergreen Court offers 14 private rooms with handicap accessible bathrooms.  This quaint setting provides ongoing support through memory activities, interactions with others and a place where special attention can be provided for the specific needs of each of our residents.

Through a structured program, our staff works with our residents to include ongoing daily activities that supports their mind and supports them as a unique individual.  Daily games, crafting, interactive activities and special events make Evergreen Court a special place to assist those who are having memory difficulties.

In addition, this special unit has its own outdoor courtyard where you will find residents taking care of flowers, conversing with one another or just taking in some beautiful weather.

Memory Care Help is Close to Home

At Maplewood, we understand the impact that memory loss, including dementia and alzheimer’s disease, can have on a family.  You want the absolute best for those that you love and that’s exactly what we want as well.

If you have a loved one that needs memory care treatment, we encourage you to call us and speak with us directly about how we may help.  Call us at 608-643-3383.  We would be happy to talk with you and answer all of the questions that you may have.

 

Maplewood Supports Nurses

Maplewood Supports Nurses

After the faux pas, Joy Behar, from The View, made about “nursing” being the talent Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson, showcased during the Miss America pageant, nurses at Maplewood show support for nurse Johnson.
Back row: Stacy Sis, Raeann Marten, Jennifer Cone, Samantha Wilson, Melani Wheeler, Gloria Gesicki, Joni Blau
Front row: Bree Fourtner, Theresa Brunner, Niki Pearson (There are many other nurses that work at Maplewood. The above nurses were able to break away for a picture.)
As eonline.com printed: The View Co-Hosts Facing Backlash After Mocking Miss America Nurse Monologue: ”Why Does She Have a Doctor’s Stethoscope?”
Of course, Behar misspoke, as a stethoscope isn’t just for doctors—nurses wear them, too—a point that a number of nurses were more than happy to make.

The fantastic improvements that are underway at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie are moving forward.  It was hard to envision the outcome when the parking lot dug out, some trees were removed and some of the existing building was taken down.  However, the project is really coming together and the changes are now quite visible.

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As you can now see, the parking lot has been updated and the new pavement is now down.  The beautiful wrap around porch and accompanying pillars are visible and ready to soon be used by the residents.  The new entrance is much improved and has been created for easier entry and exit.  You can also see the beautiful shrubs and trees that are ready to be planted.

We are very proud of how our improvement process at Maplewood is coming along.  We are really excited for the project to be finalized so that all of our residents and families can enjoy the updates.

Whether you’re young or you’re in your senior years, there may be times in life that you need rehabilitation due to an illness or injury.  It’s at that time that you will need to find a quality program for your therapy needs.

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Although some patients require inpatient rehabilitation (you remain at the center for a period of time while receiving your rehab), many others have the ability to receive outpatient rehabilitation (you can receive your scheduled therapy at the center, but can stay at your home during this period of time).

Maplewood of Sauk Prairie Offers Outpatient Rehabilitation

Although Maplewood does offer inpatient rehab for those who are staying at Maplewood, we also offer outpatient rehabilitation that serves the entire community – for the young and the young at heart.

Our therapy team is made up of professionals from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistants, and more.

With a therapy prescription from your doctor, we can provide you with outpatient therapy services for many conditions.

How to Receive Outpatient Rehab Services at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie

Receiving your therapy services at Maplewood is easy.

1.  Simply speak to your doctor and tell him/her that you’d like to receive your outpatient therapy through Maplewood of Sauk Prairie.

2.  Call us to discuss your treatment and schedule an appointment

3.  Receive your initial evaluation and follow up treatment from our friendly staff.

We look forward to resolving your health issues through our rehabilitation and therapy department here at Maplewood!

 

We’re Making Improvements

It’s an exciting time at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie!  The construction is well underway and is moving along nicely.

Construction Project

Construction Project

The project, which is scheduled to be completed in late August to early September, will improve and beautify our facility.  Some of the changes that you will see include:

-The addition of a new front wrap around porch enabling residents to enjoy the outside
-A new larger drive up entrance allowing for better access for vehicles and entry
-A renovated front area allowing for improved resident outdoor space, new landscaping and increased parking.

Maplewood of Sauk Prairie takes great pride in proving our residents and their families with an outstanding experience.  This project is another step that we have taken to  improve on that longstanding goal of ours.

 

 

 

 

 

Blueprint of the Completed Project

Print of the Completed Project

In life, there are unfortunate events that may happen.  You may be involved in a car accident, a slip and fall or you may injure your shoulder when you are playing softball with friends.

These injuries may be painful, require a visit to the doctor or even a surgery.  It’s not uncommon that after an injury some injury rehabilitation may be necessary.  This may require a physical therapist to evaluate the injury and treat the problem until you fully recover.

Although you may be in the position that you require some rehabilitation, the good news is that Maplewood of Sauk Prairie is available to provide you with the valuable therapy that you will need to get back on the road to recovery.

The therapists at Maplewood are trained and experienced to handle the many injuries that put people on the sidelines of life.  They treat conditions from simple sprains and strains, to more aggressive treatment such as post-surgical repairs or joint replacements.

Post injury treatment begins with a thorough evaluation that can be initiated by your doctor.  This initial testing assesses your current abilities such as your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.  This information provides the therapist and staff with the information that they need to correctly manage your injuries.

Based upon the evaluation and diagnosis you will be treated in the rehabilitation department which may consist of range of motion, strength training, flexibility or even balance training.  Your customized treatment program will be based upon your specific needs.

Your therapist will continue to monitor your progress and work with your doctors and care team.  Ongoing assessments will occur to determine how you are improving and what further steps may be necessary to improve your recovery.

Your doctor and the therapists will determine when you have reached maximum recovery and you will be released from care when this occurs.  At Maplewood, you will be part of the process and we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

So, although injuries are never planned and certainly not wanted, you can receive the rehab care that you may need right here at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie.  We’d love to help and become part of your recovery team.

Maplewood of Sauk Prairie has been a part of the Sauk Prairie community for many years.  We believe that we provide exceptional services for our senior residents and their families including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long term care, respite care and hospice.  We strive to provide unmatched quality in a loving and caring environment.

But, we could not make this possible if it were not for our dedicated staff and local community partners.

Alongside our dedicated nurses and physicians is a staff of hard working, well trained nursing assistants, licensed social workers, activity professionals, physical, speech, and occupational therapists.   We also have a wide array of specialists from the Sauk Prairie area that come to Maplewood including: psychologists, podiatrists, dentists, audiologists, optometrists, and hospice care givers.

Local partners include:

  • St. Jude Hospice
  • Home Health United
  • Heartland Hospice Care
  • Southern Care
  • Agrace Hospice Care

It is our distinct priviledge to work with such a wonderful staff and dedicated community partners.