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September 16, 2013

The Heights of Gonzales Celebrates 2013 National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

The Heights® of Gonzales is participating in the celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 16th – 20th, 2013.

The week is designed to promote the value of rehabilitation; highlight the capabilities of people with disabilities; to salute the professionals who provide service to people with disabilities; and to renew our nation’s commitment to fulfill the unmet needs of people with disabilities.

The Heights® of Gonzales therapy team has a combined total of 70 years rehabilitation experience in the areas of stroke rehab, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic conditions, pain management, fall prevention, wound care, cognitive impairments, and swallow disorder.

The Heights® offers the following rehabilitation services:

  • Full Therapy Team (Occupational, Physical, Speech) – available up to 6 days a week
  • ACP (Accelerated Care Plus®) Modality- based Clinical Programs including stroke recovery, pain management, fall management, wound care, and contracture management programs
  • Home evaluations and therapeutic outings
  • VitalStim® Therapy System – adjunct modality uniting power of electrical stimulation with benefits of swallowing exercises

“The therapy team at The Heights® of Gonzales can help you or your loved ones meet the challenges of recovery which will allow each resident to be as independent as possible and regain their quality of life.”  Says Kelly Wehmeyer, Director of Rehabilitation at The Heights of Gonzales, “ Rehabilitation is not just about the exercise, it’s about building trust, friendships and establishing a relationship that will last for generations with the knowledge that therapists’ jobs are to teach independence regardless of your level of disability.  It is not about the disability, but the ability!”

The Heights®   therapy team comprises of: Kelly Wehmeyer, COTA/Director of Rehabilitation, Melanie Mikulencak, OTR, Charlene Cockcroft, PTA, Shelley Jansky, SLP/CCC and Michael Nellis, PT.

This week the rehab team will sponsor bingo games for residents at The Heights®   and provide a team celebration luncheon for their rehab department as a token of appreciation.


Headquartered in San Antonio, Touchstone Communities® provides health care services, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s care and assisted living for the elderly. With 1,700 team members, Touchstone Communities® independently owns ten communities in Texas, including San Antonio, Brenham, Del Rio, Gonzales, La Vernia, Pleasanton, Rockdale, Snyder, Laredo and Tyler. Touchstone also manages State of Texas veterans’ homes in Amarillo, Bonham, Floresville, Temple and Tyler. In fall 2013, Touchstone will open two communities in Tomball and Houston, Texas. For more information, visit

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