The Villas Senior Care Community is proud to provide a comprehensive therapy program known as Villas Total Rehab or VTR. This program consists of physical therapy services, occupational therapy, and speech therapy administered by state-licensed professionals under the supervision of Dr. Gill, our medical director. We understand that rehabilitation plays an integral role in recovery, and that’s why we offer total therapy to benefit our seniors. Our therapy team uses a collaborative approach to set appropriate goals for each individual and assists seniors in achieving them. Overall, our commitment is to provide patients with proper therapeutic services to achieve and maintain the highest level of independence while improving quality of life.

Our skilled nursing campus houses a 22-bed rehabilitation unit, and our new 13,000 square-foot addition features ten private Medicare-certified suites and a spacious therapy gym. VTR provides a comfortable, healing environment with a separate dining room and lounge area, and a private outdoor courtyard. The gym is beautiful, open, and modern with exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and large windows. It is also equipped with a variety of free weights to help increase seniors’ strength. The therapy wing also has a private therapy room, along with a fully functional kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room for additional training.

Our highly skilled healthcare team delivers medical and rehabilitation services for many conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Hip replacements
  • Fractured hips
  • Knee replacements
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Cardiac-related diagnosis or conditions
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes management
  • Pulmonary and respiratory conditions   
  • Stroke and other neurological conditions
  • IV therapy
  • Wound care
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Complicated medical situations

Villas Total Rehab’s State-of-the-Art Therapy Gym Equipment

  • 2 Scifit recumbent bicycles featuring a removable seat for direct wheelchair access, bi-directional resistance for versatility, reciprocal muscle balance, and multi-level resistance
  • Keiser Triple Trainer with unlimited possibilities for training and equipped to handle any workload, any speed, and any plane
  • True Elliptical
  • SportsArt Fitness Treadmill that is optimal for cardiac rehab patients and features a large running surface and easy-to-use touch screen monitor

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy addresses essential elements in the treatment of individuals with physical limitations or generalized weaknesses impacting ambulation and overall strength. Skilled physical therapy treatments may include:

  • Balance training
  • Bed mobility
  • Transfers
  • Gait training
  • Assistive device training (including walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc.)
  • Pain management
  • Amputee care and prosthetics
  • Osteopathic release
  • Strength training and coordination
  • Functional maintenance programs
  • Restorative programs
  • Home evaluations to assess safety upon returning home
  • Caregiver education
  • Ultrasound/Electrical stimulation

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy provides treatment programs based on purposeful activity to help individuals with activities of daily living. Skilled occupational therapy may include:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Activities of daily living techniques including bathing, dressing, toileting, hygiene, and home management tasks
  • Assistive devices and adaptive equipment
  • Upper body strengthening and coordination
  • Home evaluation to increase safety upon discharge from the campus
  • Caregiver education

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy provides assessment and treatment for speech-­language, communication, hearing, cognition, and swallowing disorders. The goal is to improve expressive and receptive language as well as cognitive-­linguistic skills to enhance functional communication. Seniors with difficulty swallowing or chewing food may benefit from a speech-­swallowing evaluation to achieve and maintain the least restrictive diet consistency and improve quality of life. Skilled speech therapy treatment may include:

  • Receptive/expressive language therapy
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Aphasia treatment
  • Oral motor exercise
  • Cognitive-­Linguistic retraining
  • Dysphagia management
  • Caregiver education

Our overall goal is to get our rehab patients back to regular function in a safe and loving environment. Family members are encouraged to participate as much as possible in their loved one’s care. Contact us today to learn more about all VTR has to offer!  (217) 744-2299

Cardiac Recovery

Roberto Pacheco, MD

Prairie Cardiovascular

After your hospital stay, your doctor may recommend short-term inpatient rehabilitation. Villas Total Rehab will help you regain your strength. At the same time, the experts at Prairie Cardiovascular will ensure the best medical practices and post-procedure protocols specific to your loved one’s cardiac procedure. After inpatient rehabilitation, seniors may be referred for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.

 Education:

  • Universidad Autonoma de Centro America, San Jose, Costa Rica

Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology Fellowships:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief Fellow: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine: Brown University, Providence, RI

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • National Lipid Association
  • American Society of Preventive Cardiology