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Jan. 7, 2004

County Nursing Home Now Provides Short-Term Physical Therapy

For years, if a patient at the Andrew Michaud Nursing Home fell and broke their hip, they would have to move to another skilled nursing facility to receive physical therapy ordered by their doctor. Beginning in January, the nursing home is offering short-term physical therapy and other rehabilitative services to its patients.

Depending on the doctor's orders and the needs of the residents, the nursing home provides speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

"Any patients who need these services will have them available," said Tara Corcoran, nursing home administrator. "The healing process is less traumatic if they are hospitalized for a fall or other injury, because they'll be able to return directly to the nursing home to receive rehabilitative care," said Corcoran.

Existing staff at the nursing home provides the expanded services.

"The staff at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home prides itself in the quality of care that we provide to our residents. We're pleased that we are able to provide this additional level of skilled care in our community," said Kathleen Smith, Commissioner of Health Services.

The Andrew Michaud Nursing Home is an 89-bed skilled nursing facility, located at 450 S. Fourth St. in Fulton. The nursing home is owned and operated by the Oswego County Health Department.

The nursing home practices an anti-discrimination admissions policy. Residents are admitted regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, handicap, sex, age, marital status or sexual preference.

For information on admissions or rehabilitative care for residents, call the nursing home during business hours at 591-9250.

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