Rehabilitative care is defined by Medicare as health services that help you maintain, recover, or improve daily living skills or functions that were lost or impaired as a result of sickness, injury, or disability. This may include physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.
Western States Home Health Care Agency, Inc. offers an extensive suite of services to help patients recover essential functioning, connecting you with compassionate caregivers to get you the help you need.
Occupational therapists (OTs) teach you how to adapt if you are suffering pain, illness, injury, or disability that impairs your ability to function in daily life. Examples include standing or walking, grasping objects, maintaining your hygiene, or more complex activities such as sports and exercise.
OTs work with all age groups. Their job is to observe you performing an activity or task, then work with you to develop a plan to make the activity easier or less painful. For example, they can train you in the use of a wheelchair, cane, or grabber, help you modify your movements and improve your hand-eye coordination, and organize your home and workspace to make it safer and more user-friendly.
Physical therapists (PTs) help you recover from injury or affliction by teaching you physical methods to reduce pain and improve body functioning. For example, if you have broken a bone or pulled a muscle, your physical therapist can guide you through a series of exercises to rebuild full and painless use of that limb.
PTs also help patients prevent the loss of mobility later in life by instilling good exercise habits and developing plans to make wellness and fitness an integral part of your lifestyle.
Speech-language pathologists help patients recover and improve their speech by correcting physical and mental defects in the vocal apparatus. They can lead you through exercises to develop the use of your tongue, jaw, throat, etc. for clear speech.
They can also assist patients with auditory processing problems and cognitive deficits such as aphasia (loss of the ability to express or understand speech).
Your treatment at Western States Home Health Care Agency, Inc. involves coordination with experienced rehabilitative care experts who can guide the restoration of your speech, physical movements, and daily lifestyle.