When a person suffers an injury or goes through a surgical procedure, the recovery process generally includes some form of physical therapy.
Physical therapy can help those who were injured begin to reuse the injured body part and this therapy can also help people regain their strength after a surgery.
While physical therapy is important for anyone’s recovery, it is especially important for helping senior citizens regain their strength.
The consequences of an injury or surgery tend to be more severe for senior citizens than most people. Injuries can do more damage to older bones and muscles and surgeries can keep seniors bedridden for weeks after the procedure.
The longer a senior is confined to their bed, the more difficult it will be for them to get up and start moving again.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we can provide physical therapy services for senior citizens in Fort Myers, FL right in their own homes. We have accredited physical therapists on staff that can administer therapy and create a rehabilitation program to help your loved ones get moving again.
In-Home Physical Therapy
When you call Assisting Hands Home Care for physical therapy, we will send an accredited therapist to the home of your loved one to assess their strength and condition.
The therapist will work with you and your loved one, as well as your loved one’s physician, to create a physical therapy program that coincides with the plan of treatment from their physician.
From there, our therapist will implement the physical therapy program and monitor the progress of your loved one to make changes to the plan as necessary.
The assistants to the physical therapist will receive detailed instructions of the physical care plan and administer the therapy under the supervision of the therapist.
You can expect the following with our in-home physical therapy services:
- Creation of a physical therapy care plan that includes the prescribed physical therapy from your loved one’s physician. This plan will be adjusted as necessary to get the best results.
- Testing and documentation of your loved one’s physical strength and abilities to help their physician evaluate their progress.
- Meetings with your loved one’s physician to help implement and adjust their physical therapy treatment.
- Instruction and supervision of therapy assistants and home caregivers by the therapist to ensure that they are correctly implementing the physical therapy care plan. The therapist will provide detailed instructions to the assistants and monitor their performance.
- Documentation of your loved one’s progress and condition, as well as the instructions from the physical therapist and their physician.
- Report of your loved one’s progress to your loved one, their physician, and your family. This report will include evaluation, treatment plans, progress, and discharge information.
If you have an elderly relative in the Fort Myers, FL area that could benefit from in-home physical therapy, contact Assisting Hands Home Care.
Our physical therapists are licensed and accredited to create and implement physical therapy programs and we will work directly with your loved one’s physician to coordinate our therapy with the physician’s treatment plan.