A serious illness or injury may require some life adjustments for you and your family. Our department of psychology will provide you with psycho-diagnostic evaluation, individual and group psychotherapy, and couples, family and sex counseling that is needed due to your illness or injury. Our psychologists are trained to counsel people with depression, anxiety and grief. Special procedures—such as neuropsychological assessment, relaxation, assertiveness training and behavioral methods of pain control—are used when indicated.
Respiratory Therapy (RT)
Respiratory therapists work with patients who are ventilator dependent as well as those who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other conditions including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and interstitial, neuromuscular, occupational, and environmental lung disease. The RT will initially assess the patient’s respiratory needs, including oxygen, medication therapies, airway clearance modalities and airway interventions. The RT staff will also provide education on breathing interventions to maintain optimal respiratory function.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) use social, leisure and sporting activities to improve your quality of life and enhance independence. Therapeutic recreation can help you discover new and exciting activities through interest exploration, and helps you continue to participate in activities through the use of adaptive equipment. Your therapy program may include enjoyable pursuits such as games and sports, creative hobbies, arts and crafts, and music and you may go on scheduled outings for bowling, movies, shopping or dining out. Therapeutic recreation services promote independence in leisure lifestyle activities by improving your physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills.
- The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital supports disabled sports teams and clubs by encouraging people with physical disabilities to experience and participate in new sporting activities.