Wauneta Care & Therapy Center

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Therapy Services

We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to our residents, long or short term, as well as an excellent Outpatient Therapy program for our community and neighboring friends.

You can contact our therapy department directly at (308) 394-5732

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.

The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments.

Occupational Therapy

This type of treatment can help if you have pain, injury, illness, or a disability that makes it hard for you to do your job or schoolwork, care for yourself, complete household chores, move around, or take part in activities.

Occupational therapy (OT) teaches you how to adapt. It can help you perform any kind of task at school, work, or in your home. You’ll learn how to use tools (you may hear them called assistive devices) if you need them.

It can help you do things like:

•Eat without help from others

•Take part in leisure activities

•Do office work

•Bathe and get dressed

•Do laundry or clean up around the house

Speech Therapy


Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, cognition, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.


Our Therapy Team

Physical Therapy

Trevor Horner, PT

Larissa Gerhartz, PTA

Jennifer Fries, PTA

Occupational Therapy

Amy Kloess, OT

Deb Hoffman, OT

Ashley Bailey, COTA

Speech Therapy

Adam Wolford, SLP

What our customers are saying

“Everyone is so good to me and I just couldn’t be happier!”
Leona L. - Resident