Therapies provided in the home help speed recovery from illness, injury or surgery. The therapies include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. When therapy is provided in home the individuals develop independence with activities of daily living in a familiar comfortable setting to them. When provided in their home families are encouraged to become involved in the processes.

Physical therapy (PT) helps regain functional levels of the individual. The role of the physical therapist is to help him or her to return to maximal function. The physical therapist works with the patient to prevent loss of mobility by developing a treatment plan programs that can be continued after the physical therapy has finished.

Occupational therapy (OT) focuses on a client’s ability to perform their activities of everyday living. Promoting independence by improving skills required to perform these activities or the teaching of alternative skills are goals that the client/therapist strive for during therapy. These activities include difficulty with meals and eating, difficulty dressing, difficulty with bathing and personal hygiene. Declining memory and noticeable decline in function are also areas addressed by Occupational therapy.

A physician’s referral prescription is required to receive OT. Based on a thorough in home evaluation, the therapist will create a treatment plan designed to improve skills and minimize personal goals.

Speech and Language Therapy (ST) helps individuals improve breathing, speaking and swallowing functioning. Speech therapy focuses on the ability to understand words and the ability to use words for expression.

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