Speech and language therapy helps individuals improve breathing, speaking, or swallowing functioning. Speech therapy focuses other ability to understand words and the ability to use words to express yourself. Speech therapists may help individuals who suffer from:
Home based therapy allows persons to develop freedom with daily accomplishments in appropriate and relaxed site. Therapy plays an important role in helping an individual reclaim productivity and independence and therapists are often a critical part of UPL Team.
Physical therapists also work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. These therapies help speed recovery from illness, injury or surgery.
Physical therapy may be applicable for someone experiencing:
Elders take more medications than other age groups and benefit the most from them. Regrettably, older adults also have the highest risk for not taking medication accurately. The consequences of medication mistakes can range from mild to severe adversarial reactions and sometimes even death. UPL is here to help provide peacetime for you and your loved one by administering medication reminders and assisting with medication management.
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Palliative care refers to care given to people who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Most of these diseases or conditions cannot be cured and therefore require management of symptoms. Unlike hospice care, which is given after diagnosis, palliative care may begin at the point of diagnosis or treatment and does not only deal with illnesses that inevitably lead to death, according to National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus.
The main goals of palliative care are to provide a patient with relief from the symptoms of her illness and to provide relief from the side effects of medications she takes to treat her condition, states WebMD. Counseling, spiritual comfort and other things that can improve a patient's quality of life are also aspects of palliative care, and a palliative care team might consist of people such as doctors, nurses, spiritual advisers, social workers and pharmacists. People who choose to receive palliative care in their homes can do so in conjunction with the care they are receiving from their regular doctors
Respite care is available from a few hours at a time to a few weeks at a time, and can be provided in your home, in one of our supported accommodation sites, or somewhere else you think is appropriate.
We make life comfortable for those under our care and provide a range of stimulating activities to keep them engaged.
Respite care gives you a break from the hands-on responsibilities of caring for a loved one. Even the most dedicated caregiver needs time off to rest and relax and take care of yourself, as well as your own family and personal obligations
UPL Medical social workers consult with the patient regarding financial, social, and/or transportation problems and help establish long term plans, crisis intervention, and counseling.
We understand that staying in hospital can lead to anxiety for patients and their families. We also know that most hospital patients would rather prefer quick discharges from hospital to continue their recovery in the comfort of their own homes. UPL offers nursing services clients that are aging, have disabilities or have chronic care needs so they may maintain their freedom in personal or health-related concerns.
Qualified and caring nursing staff oversee and direct all of our medical care services, using customized Care Plans for most clients. Our dedicated nursing professionals includes RNs, LPNs and NARs. All are dedicated to the high standards of professional and compassionate care that have allowed UPL to continue to achieve and maintain exemplary status in Minnesota.
If you or one of your family members needs nursing care or any help with transition from the hospital, UPL can help.
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Occupational Therapy focuses on an individual’s ability to perform the broad range of everyday life activities. OT promotes independence by improving the skills required to perform these activities and/or teaching alternative ways to accomplish them.
A physician’s referral is required in order to receive OT. Based on a thorough evaluation, the therapist will create a customized treatment plan designed to improve skills and maximize functional abilities based on priorities and personal goals. The therapist will consider a person’s physical, psychological, and social well-being, as well as environmental factors when developing a plan of care and treatment. Occupational therapy helps individuals regain day to day skills such as dressing and feeding.