Rehabilitation Services

"Restorative services are crucial for individuals to maintain function. Many of our campus residents are able to return home or to a lower level of care once they've received physical therapy on a more intense level, which Millennium Therapy’s staff has helped us provide."

 

"Each therapist of the Millennium Therapy team is trained in areas specifically geared toward the elderly. They help create patient-specific plans which also benefit our in-house physical therapy department employees - allowing them to better serve the residents on a daily basis."
- Nancy Mills, St. Luke's Director of Health Services -

 

"Our staff brings to the table many years of professional experience covering a broad spectrum of services and training specifically tailored for each resident's physical needs." "The Millennium therapists work with patients and their health care providers to establish healthy, attainable rehabilitation goals."

 

"An individualized plan of care is developed to meet the specific rehabilitation needs of each resident. Whether the objective is improving strength and endurance, increasing resident's ability to complete activities of daily living, cognition, speech, swallowing, or a combination, the therapists create a comprehensive rehabilitation program focused on total body care, injury preventions, as well as a safe and timely return to living comfortably."
- Carrie Sloan, Millennium Therapy Rehabilitation Team Leader –

 

The rehabilitation services offered by St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. are provided by Millennium Rehab & Consulting Group, Inc., dba Millennium Therapy, a longstanding and reputable organization. Millennium Therapy is an Iowa owned and operated Therapy Services Company large enough to provide a stable relationship, yet small enough to give honest, true attention. The Millennium Therapy team at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. has the ability to react quickly to customer needs. Physical therapy is offered along with occupational and speech therapy services under arrangement via a number of licensed, highly trained, and experienced therapists and assistants. The Millennium Therapy division with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. develops a variety of specialty programs based on each client’s needs. These include, but are not limited to: dementia, osteoporosis, vision, women’s health, geriatric, occupational, massage, exercise, neuromuscular, orthopedic, lymphedema management, speech pathology, swallowing, restorative care, water therapy, and Medicare part A and B services. Each Millennium Therapy staff member serving at the St. Luke campus is certified within his or her respective field, providing precise rehabilitation for each individual.

 

Rehabilitation Management

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Carrie Sloan, DPT, CEEAA

Physical Therapist/Team Leader

Carrie has been with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since October 2010.

She attended college at St. Scholastica located in Duluth, MN receiving her Master's in Physical Therapy in 1998. In 2006, Carrie graduated from Creighton University located in Omaha, Nebraska with a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She then went on to further her education in May 2011 by completing the certification for Expert in Exercising the Aging Adult (CEEAA). Other additional training Carrie possesses include the following: Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema management, Osteoporosis, and women's health (urinary incontinence and pelvic pain).

Carrie has been working with the geriatric population in various settings since her 1998 graduation from St. Scholastica. In 2010, she moved into a full-time team leader position in addition to being a Physical Therapist for the St. Luke campus.

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Ellen Engel

Speech Language Pathologist

Ellen started working at St. Luke Homes & Services in October 2017.

She was born in South Dakota and moved to Kansas when she was 12 years old. In 2015, she moved back to the great Northland and is living happily in Spencer.

Ellen received her Master’s Degree in 1982 from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. After 12 years working with mentally- and physically-challenged children, she embraced her passion of working with adults in acute rehabilitation, long term care and home health. She is well versed in working with swallowing disorders and with speech disorders related to stroke, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

 

 

 

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Dawn Feltner

Occupational Therapist

Dawn has been with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since May 2011.

Dawn attended Central College located in Pella, IA where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. She then went on to further her education at St. Catherine located in St. Paul, MN obtaining a Master’s of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy.

She has been working in Long Term Care for the majority of her career with experience in orthopedics, neuro, wheelchair positioning, vision, dementia care, mental health, and splinting/hand therapy.

 

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Onica Jacobs

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Onica joined St. Luke Homes & Services in October 2017 as an occupational therapist.

She attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, receiving her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences. She then went on to the University of Minnesota in Rochester, Minnesota, to graduate with a Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree. Onica graduated in June 2017, and is excited to serve the Spencer and Hartley areas as a therapist. She appreciates having the opportunity to connect with each and every person while assisting them to achieve independence in the activities they need and want to do daily.

While not at work, Onica enjoys spending days at Lake Okoboji, playing basketball, watching comedy movies, spending time with her nieces and nephew, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball teams.

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Melinda Talbot

Physical Therapy Assistant

Melinda has served at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since April 2013, when she joined Millennium Therapy.

Originally from Texas, she moved from Minneapolis to Emmetsburg. Melinda earned her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, in 2006. She worked for the University of Minnesota Medical Center at Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at West Bend Care Center in West Bend, Iowa, prior to joining the St. Luke campus.

When not at work, Melinda likes to camp, backpack, fish, hike and bicycle. She ran her first triathlon in 2012 and hopes to continue with this hobby.

 

 

 

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Cindy Jensen

Physical Therapy Assistant

Cindy has worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant since 1993. She began her service on the St. Luke Homes & Services campus in June 2017.

Born and raised in northwest Iowa, she is proud of her two sons and five grandchildren.