Helping patients maximize their independence through Home Health Therapy
Home Health therapy plays an important role in the patient’s plan of care. In addition to physical and occupational therapists, the home health team may include nurses, speech therapists, social workers and certified home health aides.
Together they help patients maximize their independence and become self-sufficient as possible.
Here are a few areas where research has shown that home health therapy improves patient outcomes:
Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Home Health therapists will develop the most effective rehabilitation program to improve symptoms and lifestyle. They offer breathing exercises to help strengthen muscles, decrease shortness of breath and aerobic exercise specifically geared to individual needs. Their goal is to provide the highest level of breathing comfort and quality of life.
Heart Failure (CHF)
Managing symptoms is a crucial component of cardiac rehabilitation. Home Health therapists design individualized exercise programs and lifestyle changes to provide the maximum benefit. They offer encouragement, knowledge and support to maintain a healthier lifestyle, regain confidence, manage stress reduction and conserve energy while increasing mobility and strength.
Physical activity is critical to maintaining health when diagnosed with diabetes. Home Health therapists develop exercise plans specifically designed to minimize development of complications from the disease while maximizing overall health potential.
Parkinson’s disease affects each person differently. Home Health’s goal is to provide as much activity and independence as possible. Home Health therapists evaluate posture, strength, flexibility, walking, balance and coordination, and then develop a program to specifically meet individual needs.
Home Health therapists assess and create specific programs to assist with recovery after surgery, including joint replacement. They focus on reducing pain and increasing mobility during the most critical time for maximum healing potential.
Balance and Vestibular Training
The vestibular system, which includes the inner ear, is a key component of maintaining balance. When there is a disruption in the normal functioning of this system, dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness can occur. Home Health therapists utilize treatment techniques and maneuvers to resolve the disruption, decrease fall risk and increase quality of life.
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability for older adults. Home Health therapists develop a specific plan to help increase mobility and manage pain. They focus on alleviating symptoms, easing any complications related to the stroke and regaining any lost functioning.
Call Frontier Home Health and Hospice at 332-2922 or 856-4127 to learn more about the benefits of home health and in-home therapies or to request a home health evaluation. You can also visit www.frontierhhh.com.