Therapy services help patients recover from illnesses or injuries. A fall, a stroke, or a car accident are all reasons a person needs to work with a trained therapist. When you arrange them through a home health care agency, your parents appreciate the comfort and safety of their home.
Home health care agencies provide the three main therapeutic services at home. If you need customized therapies, ask about them. The home health care agency will work with you to ensure your parent has a comprehensive care plan that matches the doctor’s recommendations.
Occupational therapy helps people improve the motor skills needed to make it easier to complete daily activities of living and self-care. It focuses on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and self-care management. Occupational therapy is useful after a stroke. It can help a patient learn how to pick up and use a fork, spoon, and knife.
During your mom or dad’s first appointment, the therapist will look at the daily care routine and the home set-up. An assessment of skills is made. From there, a care plan is designed to teach the patient how to adapt to the changes and build skills that make it easy to complete daily activities.
Physical therapy helps with functional movements, mobility, and strength. It can be used to help strengthen muscles and joints as arthritis pain becomes a problem. It’s also helpful to regain use of an arm and leg after a stroke causes partial or full paralysis. It helps with movements when you have Parkinson’s disease, MS, COPD, and minor issues like trigger finger.
As your parents age, they may need geriatric physical therapy to help with their moments in a way that restores mobility, limits pain, and improves balance and stamina. After a fall, strength training, stretches, and exercises that help with endurance are important.
Speech therapy works on the muscles of the throat. It helps a person with diminishing cognitive function continue speaking and communicating. It can help improve muscle skills needed for swallowing when eating and drinking.
Diseases like dementia or strokes often cause aphasia, a disorder that makes it hard to speak and comprehend. Speech therapy helps strengthen those skills and make it easier to communicate with others.
Call a home health care specialist and discuss the therapeutic services your parent’s doctor recommends. You’ll work together to make sure therapists come to the house on the recommended schedule and that your parent’s home has everything needed to complete each session.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Home Health Care in Verona, WI please contact the caring staff at Agape Senior Services Madison today. (608) 841-1004