The Dixon Family owns and operates three senior living facilities that comprise the Hillandale Family of Communities — Chesterwood Village in West Chester Twp. and Birchwood Care Center and Doverwood Village in Fairfield Twp.
Dixon said the center includes professionals and rehabilitation equipment that can partner with hospitals to be “the destination point for quicker recoveries and quality outcomes.”
Such equipment includes a HydroWorx pool used for injury recovery or muscle strain.
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Underwater cameras deliver instant data, a hydro massage jet with more than 200 speeds for deep-tissue massage, resistance exercise and the right amount of buoyancy to swim in place. Its adjustable floor moves to achieve the right height transitions into low-impact or no-impact therapy on an underwater treadmill following surgeries or injuries.
Other equipment includes:
• A Biodex machine to minimize the impact of exercise on joints and a gait trainer to measure the probability of falls and prevent them from happening
• Cyber cycles that use virtual reality, which studies show is effective in slowing dementia and cognitive decline
• Strength training equipment, including leg press, hamstring curl, chest press, knee extension machines and more
• Armeo Spring and Senso for inpatient and outpatient neurological and upper extremity orthopedic patients using virtual reality.
• MOTOmed Muvi and Functional Electrical Stimulation therapy, which allows individuals with weak or paralyzed muscles to actively cycle an ergo meter by stimulating the muscles with a small, safe, electrical current. It can also achieve applications such as sit to stand and gait training.
• A Motek C-Mill treadmill, offering evaluation and training for inpatients and outpatients using weight lift design for lower functioning patients and balance training using virtual reality for fall prevention.
“If you have someone who’s on a bicycle and they’re looking at a screen and … doing all of those movements, they’re going to do it longer … because it’s a system, it’s not something where they’re taking a band or a piece or a ball and doing something with therapy,” said Jane Gegner, Hillandale’s director of community relations.
“They’re using a very advanced piece of equipment to do that.”
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The new facility also features a community wellness center that will offer public classes such as yoga and Tai Chi, a speech therapy and hearing center and a sample luxury suite for post-hospital rehabilitation patients.
The building features multiple fireplaces, a grab-and-go café area for visitors and a dining room for inpatients experiencing rehab. It houses 75 patient rehabilitation suites and 50 long-term nursing suites in in the Darby Place Nursing Center at the opposite end of the building.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Grand opening and tour of Advanced Therapy Center, a $22 million, 110,000-square-foot facility
WHERE: Adjacent to Chesterwood Village off Tylersville Road at 7924 Chesterwood Blvd. in West Chester Twp.
WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. today. An official ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Guests can view cutting edge rehabilitation equipment, meet the staff and tour a new community wellness center, which will offer public classes such as yoga and tai-chi, a speech therapy and hearing center and a sample luxury suite for post-hospital rehabilitation patients.
RSVP: Reservations are not necessary. Valet parking and artisan snacks will be provided. For additional information about the center, call Jane Gegner at 513-326-0040.