Thank you to the Saratoga Business Journal for this great article on Wesley’s Outpatient Therapy Program….
By Rachel Phillips
For almost half a century, The Wesley Community, located at 131 Lawrence St. in Saratoga Springs, has offered care and housing for seniors and aging adults. Though the organization is well known for the services it offers to elderly patients, its outpatient therapy program is open to patients of all ages.
The Wesley community is a 36-acre, nonprofit agency offering a broad variety of services. The senior-care services the organization is known for include providing market rate, affordable housing for independent seniors, as well as enriched living apartments for seniors who desire additional support, and in-home health care services, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care.
Though the organization started as a facility dedicated to providing independent housing and nursing care to seniors, it’s since expanded to include the multiplex of services. According to Jennifer Runkel, director of outpatient therapy, the Wesley Community “has continually evolved and changed to meet the demands and needs of the surrounding community.”
Now, the outpatient physical therapy program, which is for everyone from young children to elderly adults, has an expansive list of services, such as physical, occupational, speech, aquatic therapy, and comprehensive preschool evaluations. The program offers specialty treatments such as orthopedics, sports medicine, back injuries, fall prevention and more. Some of the therapies are for repetitive motion injuries, arthritic disorders, and custom splint fabrication.