Sanctuary at Mercy Village

Physical therapy services at this location are solely for Sanctuary at Mercy Village residents only. 

Assisted living communities are designed for those individuals who can still function, but they need a bit of extra care undertaking their daily activities. These communities offer additional assistance, socialization, and peace of mind to those who need it. Many assisted living communities offer more health and wellness opportunities for their residents. Physical Therapy services are just one of these health amenities that residents can benefit from.  HealthQuest Physical Therapy is the proud provider of the physical therapy services at Sanctuary at Mercy Village in Fort Gratiot Township, Michigan.

Why Physical Therapy at Assisted Living

There are many benefits that an assisted living resident can gain because of physical therapy. Some of those include:

  • Pain/discomfort relief
  • Restore physical functions such as flexibility, strength, balance and coordination
  • Daily tasks and activities easier
  • Adapt to Assisted Living lifestyle
  • Help with balance & decreased strength
  • Increase or maintain muscle tone and endurance
  • Lessen the risk of falling

A physical therapist is excellent at dealing with the issues of the residents at Sanctuary.  Whether the resident's program is preventative or restorative, therapy programs are built around the individual and completely customized.  Seniors who work with therapists not only can decrease the risk of falling and build their endurance to complete tasks with more independence, they can gain self-esteem and even recover from hospital stays more quickly. If you think that your senior loved one would benefit from therapy services, talk to your coordinator about it!

Therapy Promotes Wellness for Residents

Therapy isn’t just for the sick and seriously debilitated. Therapy is good for the wellness of all the residents and employees are is great for pain/discomfort relief!  It’s estimated that of the nearly 1 million current residents of assisted living communities across the country, 81% require some sort of therapy to complete at least one task. When the majority of the residents require therapy for just one task, it’s the job of the physical therapist to offer a solution for better wellness across all the residents.

Typically, Sanctuary will work with your loved one’s doctor to get a prescription for the therapy service; then, services will begin within just a few days. The therapy services are customized to best meet the resident’s needs with specific goals set after an initial evaluation.  Most therapy services are short-term, with specific goals set after an initial assessment. However, restorative programs can be ongoing and just as important as other therapy work.  For more information about outpatient therapy at the Sanctuary community, call or email our team!

HealthQuest Physical Therapy proudly provides many local senior living communities with convenient, on-site therapy services to support independence, safety and quality of life for their residents.  HealthQuest Physical Therapy is your trusted, outpatient physical therapy provider in Southeast Michigan since 1999. Physical therapy services at this location are solely for Sanctuary residents and employees only.  However, if you are interested in physical therapy services from HealthQuest Physical Therapy and are not living at Sanctuary, please schedule at one our of our 25+ other convenient locations where outpatient physical therapy is provided.


4170 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot Twp, MI


Before I started therapy I needed a walker. I could not go up steps and had general muscle weakness. After four weeks of therapy I can walk without pain. I am VERY SATISFIED with the progress I have made. Sarah was an excellent physical therapist and did a great job!

Gilbert B., Rochester Hills MI

Before HQPT I had constant lower back pain every day. Motrin 800 would barely touch it. I always knew I had scoliosis but, I never knew simple exercises would take my pain away. Every visit was extremely helpful and educational. Never pushed me too far but always just enough. If my pain ever comes back or I ever have other issues, I will come back to Richmond HQPT. Thank you!

Shelby H., Richmond, MI

I came in with a lot of pain in my right shoulder that was affecting my job and quality of life. After physical therapy three times a week with Sheri for four weeks I feel great. I play golf with no pain now and can have a pain free work day. Thanks HealthQuest, Especially Sherri.

Mike L., Clarkston MI

Over my time here at HQ of Clarkston, I've gained back my physical confidence. From having no feeling in most of my leg and no ability to stand, I am back running, jumping, and doing what makes me happy. It has been a major struggle, but I am so thankful for the amazing people here at HealthQuest that not only care about my progress, but my well-being, and mental strength as well. I will always feel at home here. what a terrific place to be!

Noah N., Clarkston MI

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