Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

For those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery, our cardiac rehabilitation

program can help them achieve optimum recovery and health. Goals include limiting the physical effects of cardiac illness and improving overall cardiovascular fitness.

Our individualized programs are designed, supervised and executed by a team of specialists that may include physicians, nurses, therapists, and even nutritional and mental health professionals.

Discharge Planning

Prior to a resident’s discharge from our facility, our rehabilitative professionals make sure they’re ready for the challenges involved with returning home or to an alternate level of care. In addition to outlining personalized exercise plans and guidelines for safely performing daily routines, our therapists will make sure each patient can manage stairs and other obstacles related to returning home.

Our social worker may arrange for wheelchair assistance or other assistive devices, and our nutritionists may go over dietary issues that could impact a full recovery. If applicable, our nurses will provide information on wound care and medication management.

All this will ensure that once they leave our facility, residents will be adequately prepared to resume optimal functionality and independence.

IV Therapy

When the road to recovery calls for intravenous therapy, the experienced staff at Colonial can ensure it’s done correctly and with compassion. From maintaining the right fluid balance, to monitoring drug effectiveness, to treating infection and relieving pain, our highly trained IV therapists and dedicated nurses work closely with our patient’s personal physicians to maximize comfort and speed recovery.

Neuro-Muscular Therapy

For persons affected by neuromuscular disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease, Colonial provides comprehensive therapy designed to restore maximum functional performance and overall well-being. Individualized care plans address each patient’s physical, cognitive, emotional and vocational needs and deliver a range of specialized treatments and services, including:

  • Strength and range of motion exercise
  • Mobility training
  • Re-education in skills of daily living
  • Communication skills re-training
  • Swallowing management
  • Gait and balance training
  • Psychological counseling and family support

Orthopedic Rehabilitation


Colonial’s orthopedic rehabilitation program offers the combined therapeutic, clinical and technical resources needed to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Fractures
  • Cervical and lumbar injuries
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Amputations

Using a multidisciplinary approach to care, individually designed treatment plans combine specialized therapies, pain management, strength, balance and mobility training, biomechanical re-education, joint protection and other techniques to help restore even frail and high risk patients to optimum levels of functional independence.

Post Surgical Rehabilitation


Following a surgical procedure the main goal is returning patients to their highest level of function, as quickly and safely as possible. Our multidisciplinary team of therapists and support staff specialize in creating personalized rehab programs that address a wide range of post-operative conditions and diagnoses following:

  • Joint replacement
  • ACL replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Lumbar/cervical laminectomy/discectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Hand surgery

Respiratory Care


For patients coping with the often devastating effects of lung disease and other chronic respiratory problems, our comprehensive respiratory therapy program provides hope and help. In addition to individualized physical and occupational therapies, treatments may include oxygen therapy, dietary counseling, education in specific disease management/self care issues, and breathing control techniques designed to reduce stress and apprehension.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our specialized stroke rehabilitation program is designed to help restore patients to optimum levels of function while helping them compensate for decreased capabilities. By regaining greater independence in accomplishing tasks of daily living, many go on to enjoy a quality of life beyond their expectations. Our highly personalized, integrated programs include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Gait, balance and mobility training
  • Psychological support
  • Dysphagia therapy

Therapies

In order to get patients back on their feet and back home quicker than other facilities, Colonial has the capability of providing physical, occupational and speech therapies as often as the patient’s physician recommends it — up to seven days a week, for up to three hours a day. Our advanced therapeutic modalities address a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and other disabilities, diseases and conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Dysphagia
  • Fractures
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Diabetes complications
  • Amputation

Transitional Care Program

Bridging the gap between hospital and home.Whether as a result of a trauma, disease, stroke, surgery or chronic condition, when mobility, function or cognitive abilities are impaired, rehabilitation is often the pathway to recovery, renewed independence and quality of life.

A unique understanding of senior care Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre has been serving the health care needs of Bureau Valley area seniors for more than four decades. Rooted in a tradition of excellence in long-term nursing care, our extensive experience enables us to better respond to the unique challenges of geriatric rehab and enhances our ability to restore patients to the highest levels of form, function and independence.

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