VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s rehabilitation team brings a personalized mobile health center to your home. Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists are part of the rehabilitation team that evaluates your needs and create a custom care plan to help you heal faster and get back to the things you love doing.
When we can help
Physical Therapy: VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice physical therapists work with you in our home after you’ve fallen and had an injury or had joint replacement surgery. Services include a home safety evaluation, exercise programs and home modification recommendations. Our physical therapy services can also be beneficial if you have an ongoing medical condition that has gotten worse, such as chronic heart failure or breathing problems, Parkinson’s disease or diabetes. In addition, physical therapists can help if you are dealing with weakness or poor balance after a stroke or other medical event.
Occupational Therapy: Our occupational therapists work with you when you are recovering from upper body or hand surgery, have an ongoing medical condition that has gotten worse, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease or diabetes, have returned home with weakness after a stroke or other medical event or are experiencing temporary or long term pain. Occupational therapists help with activities of daily living, fine motor skills and adaptive equipment training. They also offer strategies for energy conservation and work simplification.
Speech Therapy: Speech therapists are essential in the recovery process for patients who’ve experienced stroke, brain trauma, injury to vocal cords, or to assist those who have problems swallowing due to ongoing medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, or due to dementia. Our speech and language pathologists work with you in your home to help improve your communication skills and make dietary recommendations.
How we can help
Your doctor will give us medical orders and oversee your care. Our therapists update your doctor on your condition and work with him or her to change your treatment plan, as needed.
Working with your physical, occupational and speech therapists, you will create a plan of care to meet your personal health needs.
Home health aides may be part of your professional care team, along with social workers to help you and your family caregivers cope with your illnesses or to find community resources.
You have the option of continuing therapeutic activities after you are discharged from home healthcare services by joining one of VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s group exercise classes in the community.