Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation
Hip fractures—usually the result of a fall—are among the most common injuries we see in patients who come to West Ridge for rehabilitation. After a partial or total hip-replacement surgery, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of everyday life. But West Ridge’s experienced rehabilitation team can help patients get back on their feet and regain independence.
A stroke can be fatal, but as medical technology improves, so do patient outcomes.
Growing public awareness has helped people identify the symptoms of an impending stroke, allowing more people to seek emergency, life-saving treatment. As a result, more people are surviving strokes—and more people are in need of treatment to address both the short-term and long-term side effects.
Join in on the Fun!
West Ridge residents play a game of bingo.
West Ridge is more than just a care center—we’re a community. As the family of one of our residents, we invite you to become a part of our community and take advantage of the activities and events that help keep you connected to your loved ones here at West Ridge.
By participating in our planned activities, you not only give your loved one your company, love and attention, you encourage them to pursue healthy, stimulating hobbies that are shown to keep the mind active longer. Join us this summer for the following events and activities:
The Men of West Ridge invite their guests to the Men's Picnic, Thursday, June 22nd 5pm. Come enjoy the culinary talents of Richard and Mike and enjoy the fresh air and fabulous food!
Falls are the leading cause of brain injury among the elderly. Falls also have a profound impact on mobility—yet many seniors who live independently don’t take the proper steps to protect themselves.
When your loved one is living with a memory disorder like dementia, you don’t always know what to expect when you visit. Some days will be good and things will seem normal. Other days can be frustrating, even painful; your loved one might call you by the wrong name, they may seem agitated or angry, or maybe they refuse to see guests altogether.
Growing older presents many gifts–maturity, grace, wisdom, experience and perspective to name a few. But it also has its set of challenges. The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve your well-being as a senior. Eating healthy, exercise, meditation and brain training exercises can help you improve your overall well-being.
As the only registered Eden Alternative facility in Cedar Rapids, we are often asked to define our unique philosophy of care. You can see it reflected in the way we treat our Elders and in everything we do. It motivates us to provide better care and become better care partners. But what exactly is the Eden Alternative Philosophy?
Getting into the Spirit
December got off to a fun start this weekend with visiting friends from the Girl Scouts and Coe College. On Saturday, the enthusiastic Troop 5819 was in to play games and do some crafts with the residents. We loved looking around the room and seeing nothing but smiles!