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The Preserve, Gulf Coast Village offer outpatient services for SWFL seniors

The Preserve in south Fort Myers and Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral are offering outpatient clinics to treat Southwest Florida seniors needing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services to maximize their wellness. Both organizations are sponsored by Volunteers of America National Services, a nonprofit, mission-based organization dedicated to helping those in need, including seniors, live healthy, safe and productive lives.

The Preserve, a skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care community, features a state-of-the-art medical clinic that promotes and maintains fitness, health and quality of life for residents and local seniors. Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral offers personalized care in both an inpatient and outpatient setting focusing on compassionate treatment, safety and independence.

Outpatient services help patients achieve a variety of treatment goals, including achieving a heightened sense of wellness, increased functional ability and independence, improved communication ability, reduced risk of falls and injury prevention.

Outpatient services focus on three core areas:

  • Physical therapy: evaluation and assessment; gait and transfer training; pain management; therapeutic exercises to increase function and strength; orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation; and vertigo and other balance deficits.
  • Occupational therapy: assessment and instruction of daily living and self-care; therapeutic exercise to increase range of motion, function and strength of upper extremities; hand therapy and fine motor rehabilitation; instruction and assistance with splints and orthotic devices; and functional training with adaptive equipment.
  • Speech therapy: assessment and identification of speech, hearing and language disorders; instruction to improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills; assessment and treatment of dysphagia and other swallowing disorders; assessment and treatment of cognitive and memory disorders, including dementia and related diagnoses; and Vital Stim treatment for dysphagia.

“Our residents have benefited from these services since we opened three years ago, and they have seen remarkable improvements in their overall health and wellbeing,” said Ryan Keller, executive director at The Preserve. “Our teams of physical, occupational and speech therapists have the capacity to serve additional seniors wishing to benefit from these vital services,” added Greg Anderson, executive director of Gulf Coast Village.

Both The Preserve and Gulf Coast Village offer the latest equipment and technology in a modern, well-equipped environment. The clinics are fully licensed and Medicare certified. Most health insurances are accepted.

For more information, please visit ThePreserveVOA.org or call 239-264-4400, or Gulf Coast Village at GulfCoastVillage.org or call 239-772-1333.

About Gulf Coast Village

Founded in 1989, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, home health, rehabilitation services and Senior Choice at Home, a continuing care at home program. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information, call 239-772-1333 or visit GulfCoastVillage.org.

About The Preserve

Located at 14750 Hope Center Loop, at the corner of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Plantation Road, The Preserve offers 75 private skilled nursing suites for senior residents with specialized or advanced health care needs, as well as 21 boutique assisted living apartments and 17 memory support suites. The community serves as a critical resource for post-acute care, offering high-quality medical services, rehabilitative care and social programs. Highly trained staff members and licensed professionals provide continuous medical support and foster a culture of caring and hospitality, creating specialized programs focused on rehabilitative and restorative care. For more information, visit www.ThePreserveVOA.org.

About Volunteers of America National Services

Gulf Coast Village and The Preserve are sponsored by Volunteers of America National Services, a national, nonprofit, mission-based organization dedicated to helping those in need to live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, VOANS’s ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America National Services helps almost 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. For more information about Volunteers of America National Services, visit VOANS.org.

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