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Lake Orion

We believe in You!

Whether for surgery, accident, stroke, debilitating illness, joint replacement, fracture or other needs, Lake Orion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is here for you.  We are committed to help you regain your independence.  We provide superior nursing, therapy and psychological services to help you achieve your goals.


  • Non-Profit
  • 120 beds
  • Private and Semi-Private Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Massage Therapy
  • Short term Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Care
  • Medicare/Medicaid certified
  • 12 Acres Beautifully Landscaped grounds
  • Pet Friendly Facility
  • Therapy Dog Visits 
  • 9 minutes from I-75
  • Nursing Services

  • IV therapy
  • Wound care management
  • Pain management
  • Medical diagnostic testing
  • Personalized 24 hour nursing care
  • Individualized care plans
  • Psychological services
  • Lab monitoring
  • Restorative nursing program
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Hospice care
  • Additional Services

  • Enhanced dining 
  • Dental
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Podiatry
  • Hair Salon
  • Satellite Television
  • Laundry
  • Banking
  • Motor Coach for Resident Outings 
  • Gift Shop
  • 3 Dining Rooms
  • 4 Lounge areas
  • Daily exercise classes
  • Resident Council
  • Wii Entertainment
  • Volunteer Program
  • Whirlpool Tubs
  • 3 Outdoor gardens
  • July Resident Bus Outings

    • 7/10 at noon - Logans - $20
    • 7/17 at 1:30 pm - Meijer - $Any
    • 7/24 at noon - Olive Garden - $15
    • 7/31 at noon - Rio - $15
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    Rehab Services

    Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent - or live better with - illness, injury or disability. Patients having difficulty living independently because of physical, developmental or other injuries or disabilities, can utilize McLaren Oakland's Occupational Therapy services. Our team of experts helps patients with goal-oriented activities that prevent and diminish physical restrictions while increasing independence.

    Every patient has his or her own unique return to daily living needs. McLaren's team of occupational therapists have the skills to help patients with the physiological and emotional obstacles they will encounter as they strive to return to the activities of daily living. Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. They use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients. They not only help patients improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, they also help them learn to compensate for permanent loss of function. The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

    Occupational Therapists (OT) are licensed allied health professionals who hold at least a master's degree from an accredited college or university.

    Occupational Therapy treats a variety of conditions and diagnoses, including, but not limited to:

    • Stroke and neurological care
    • Breast cancer rehabilitation
    • Hand therapy
    • Parkinson’s Disease treatment
    • Activities of daily living assessments
    • Rehabilitation kitchen
    • Memory and problem solving
    • Adaptive equipment assessment and training

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    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy helps reduce pain and restore function and independence in patients who have undergone surgery, suffered an injury, are recovering from serious illness or are coping with a chronic condition.

    Our dedicated rehabilitation team uses a multidisciplinary approach, combining exercise and strength training with manual therapy and modalities to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets the unique needs of each patient.

    Treatment begins with a physician's prescription and a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced physical therapist. Therapist and patient then work on-on-one, following a specific plan of care designed to help the patient return to work and normal daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.

    Physical Therapy treats a variety of conditions and diagnoses, including, but not limited to:

    • Back and neck pain relief and prevention
    • Strains, sprains, and fractures
    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Joint and soft tissue injuries
    • Stroke or Parkinson's disease
    • Workplace injuries
    • Repetitive stress disorders
    • Sports injuries
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Incontinence and pelvic floor weakness
    • Joint replacements

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    Speech Therapy

    Communication disorders occur when an individual is unable to easily and effectively convey a message or interact in conversation. Such problems, resulting from neurological conditions, developmental problems, trauma, or disease, seriously and negatively impact quality of life. Appropriate therapies for speech, language, and voice disorders for people of all ages, infant to adult, are derived through careful evaluation and consultation with patients, families, and caregivers.

    Therapists are experienced in a variety of disorders including, but not limited to:

    • Aphasia
    • Dysarthria
    • Apraxia
    • Swallowing Disorders
    • Voice Disorders
    • Cognition (including memory and attention)
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    • Speech Impairments
    • Stuttering
    • Developmental/Childhood Language Disorders
    • Social Skills
    • Tracheostomy
    • Laryngectomy
    • Brain injury that has impaired speech function
    • Neurological disorders such as early Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, severe migraine, and more
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Attention deficit disorder
    • Autism
    • Cleft palate
    • Learning to speak through a stoma following laryngectomy (removal of the larynx)

    Patients experiencing the following health conditions may benefit from speech therapy:

    • Progressive Neurological Disorders (Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease)
    • Stroke (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
    • Head Injury (Traumatic Brain Injury)
    • Dementia
    • Laryngectomies
    • Tracheostomies
    • Ear/Nose/Throat Cancers

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    A machine is used to produce high-frequency sound waves that are transmitted through a hand-held transducer into the body.

    • Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of internal body structures.
    • An ultrasound exam may be ordered to look at internal organs like the liver, reproductive organs, or blood vessels.
    • State-of-the-art equipment ensures that the radiologist gets an ideal view.
    • Your scan will be interpreted by a radiologist.
    • Ultrasound exams typically take 30 minutes.
    • The exam is performed by a trained professional called a sonographer, who will apply a clear gel then move a hand-held wand called a transducer, over the area to be scanned.
    • You will feel pressure from the transducer, but ultrasound is painless and does not use x-ray radiation.
    • For certain exams, you may have to change positions, hold your breath, or have a full bladder.

    What Is an Ultrasound Scan?

    Ultrasound is defined as sound with a frequency greater than 20,000 Hertz, above the range audible to the human ear. An ultrasound exam, or sonogram, is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to image an internal body structure.

    Common Uses

    • Abdomen: Ultrasound can be used to detect gallstones, check the health of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and spleen, and monitor the success of a kidney transplant.

    • Blood vessels: Ultrasound exams can reveal enlargements in vessels, blood clots, or narrowing of arteries leading to the brain, which could result in stroke.

    • Pelvis: Ultrasound is used to image the uterus, ovaries, and other structures within the pelvis. It may assist in determining the source of pain or bleeding in the female pelvis.

    • Tissue differentiation: Ultrasound can locate lumps in organs and tissues and can often distinguish the difference between fluid-filled cysts and solid tumors. It is frequently used to guide a needle biopsy (removal of tissue using a needle instead of surgery) and can be used to help detect prostate cancer and monitor treatment.

    • Pregnancy: Ultrasound is regarded as the gold standard diagnostic exam for monitoring pregnancy.


    There are no known harmful effects on humans for standard diagnostic ultrasound. Ultrasound imaging uses no ionizing radiation.

    What to Expect BEFORE Your Ultrasound Exam

    You will receive specific instructions based on the type of ultrasound you are undergoing. In general, the following guidelines apply.

    • Food and drink: If you are having an abdominal ultrasound, do not eat or drink anything eight hours prior to your exam. Pelvic ultrasound prep requires that you drink 32 ounces of water at least one hour prior to your scheduled exam. Other ultrasound exams such as thyroid, scrotal, and vascular studies do not require any preparation.

    • When to arrive: You should arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.

    • What to wear: You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You will have the option to change into a gown.
    Ultrasound machine

    What to Expect DURING Your Ultrasound Exam

    • Scanning: A sonographer, a healthcare professional specially trained in the use of ultrasound, will apply a gel to the skin over the area being examined. The gel maximizes contact between the transducer (a microphone-like device) and the skin, thereby producing high-quality images.

      The sonographer then passes the transducer over the targeted area and obtains the desired diagnostic data. Depending on the type of exam, you may have to lie still, change positions, hold your breath, or perform simple breathing exercises.

      Transvaginal and transrectal ultrasound are specialized tests that can provide better images than traditional ultrasound or other diagnostic methods. For these exams, a smaller, specially designed transducer may be inserted into the vagina or rectum.

    What to Expect AFTER Your Ultrasound Exam

    • Instructions: You have no restrictions after having an ultrasound and can go about your normal activities.

    • Exam results: Ultrasound exams are interpreted by a radiologist. Under normal circumstances, the reports are available electronically to the ordering physician 24-48 hours. Your referring physician will communicate these results to you.

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