The Dr. Alzo J. Reddick Rapid Recovery Center
Guardian Care’s Rapid Recovery Center is named for Dr. Alzo J. Reddick a former State Representative and Professor at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Reddick has served on Guardian Care’s Board of Directors for over 20 years, volunteering his time and efforts to ensuring Guardian Care Nursing and Rehabilitation remains a vital place for senior care in the community he loves and resides.
The Rapid Recovery Center’s primary medical focus is Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Its Residents include those who are recovering from a recent accident, stroke, heart attack, or recovering from surgery involving an amputation, or joint replacement. With an average length of stay of three weeks, these Residents generally have fewer chronic illnesses, so they tend to heal faster and can tolerate a more intensive rehab program, than seniors who suffer from more debilitating illnesses.
The Rapid Recovery Center has a fully equipped, state of the art, Rehabilitation Center with a full-time team of licensed therapists, specializing in rehabilitation programs for seniors. They provide physical, occupational and speech therapy in a spacious comfortable environment.
The goal of senior rehab is to help the individual return to their maximum functional potential after suffering a life-altering event or a debilitating illness; including, but not limited to the following:
- Fracture or broken hip
- Joint injury or replacement
- Parkinson’s disease
- Neurological conditions
- Heart attack
- Multiple sclerosis
- Limited mobility
- Frequent falls
- Amputation and prosthetic care
- Swallowing issues (known as dysphagia)
Goals for each individual’s treatment vary, depending on their specific needs including:
- Regaining communication and swallowing skills,
- Learning to use new mobility aids properly (e.g., a wheelchair or walker),
- Adapting or regaining the ability to perform activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing, toileting),
- Improving muscle strength, balance, and coordination.
In addition to the Rehab Center’s in-patient residents, the Center provides out-patient rehabilitation to seniors who may be currently living at home, or in a retirement, or assisted living facility. Out-patient services are provided between the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday.