Rehab at home

As an in-home elderly caregiver, you can help your clients to rehab at home. When they have this possibility, it allows them greater flexibility. They can tailor their program and follow their own individual schedules – participating in an intensive level of therapy several hours each week or follow a less demanding regimen. You can help them attain this.
The arrangements for in-home physical therapy is often best suited for people that require treatment by only one type of rehab therapist. If they require multiple therapists, it is best if they do their therapy in a place where they all reside.
Insurance coverage may play into whether or not your patient does physical therapy at home or in a rehab facility. Medicare coverage for these individuals has to meet Medicare’s “homebound” requirements in order to qualify for those type services. Lack of transportation is not a valid excuse to request this type of service.
The major downfall is that your clients may lack the necessary equipment to help them recover the fastest. Being in their home does wonders for most people, however. They love being in their own environment and many will claim that this helps them heal quicker.
According to NINDS, in the most recent stroke rehabilitation trial, intensive balance and strength rehabilitation in the home was equivalent to treadmill training at a rehabilitation facility in improving walking. This is good news for you and for your client.
The more you work with them to help them recover as successfully as possible, the more you are displaying that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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