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in-home therapy/rehab CARE

Rehabilitative therapy plays a big part in recuperating from challenges brought on by age, illness or injury, particularly patients with limited mobility.  Among its many uses, therapy delivered in the comfort and safety of the home is integral to the healing  process — mind, body and spirit — and delivers effective results.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida works with MDs to provide a full range rehab services designed to facilitate patient/client comfort and well-being and help patients heal better, reach their goals faster, and grow stronger and steadier. 

Therapists working in an outpatient clinic setting will often oversee the care of more than one patient at a time. With in-home physical therapy services, the patient has the undivided attention of their therapist. This translates to a higher quality of care and better outcomes overall.

For patients with limited mobility, getting to and from therapy treatments can be challenging. In-home therapy services offer necessary care directly to the patient, wherever they call home. Many homebound patients find it comforting to receive treatment in a familiar place. This can be helpful if the patient is new to therapy, as it allows them to focus on their care with few distractions so there can be an increased focus on recovery.

Just like patients, no two homes are exactly alike. That is why there is no better place to truly evaluate a patient’s mobility than in their own home. Some houses have small awkward rooms, while others have winding staircases or even unusual furniture. The therapist is trained to spot fall risks and other hazards within the home. By identifying and eliminating these dangers, they can help the patient avoid additional injury.

By delivering treatment where the patient lives and performs day-to-day tasks, the therapist can provide instruction that is clear, meaningful, and helpful. Rather than suggesting the patient move in a certain way to carry out the trash or get out of bed, the therapist can model the proper movement for the patient. This makes the exercise immediately more relatable for the patient and increases the likelihood that they will remember it.

Improves endurance  |  Enhances posture (walking technique) | Increases mobility and strength | Eases pain |  Addresses balance

In-home PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT)

Physical therapy helps patients achieve their highest functional level of independence, focusing on restoring normal mobility so the patient can get back to the things they enjoy.

PT increases functional abilities caused by age, illness or injury, including mobility issues difficulty walking, weakness, balance deficits, falls , dizziness, vertigo, or other physical issues. PT also helps patients fit and adjust to adaptive devices, such as a front-wheel walker, and all-terrain walker, or a cane. 

Physical therapy incorporates a wellness plan based on patient’s strength, range of motion, gait and balance flexibility, posture and overall body awareness and can be especially helpful for patients with:

Boosts strength, coordination and balance |  Improves specific self-care skills  |  Promotes confidence in safely performing activities of daily living | Prevents self-limiting behaviors which could result in decreased activity and increased risk of falls.

In-home occupational THERAPY (oT)
OT focuses on activities of daily living and helping people of all ages to reach for and return to prior ability levels in completing care tasks such as: dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, transfers, cooking, housekeeping, and home management, also called occupations, helping patients and families adapt to their environment, modify tasks, and use equipment to improve participation in every aspect of their daily lives.

This form of rehabilitative therapy helps people suffering from injury, illness or age, who may feel frustrated by being dependent on a caregiver and isolated from hobbies and interests that bring joy and the sense of independence. OT also enables patients to gain confidence in safely performing activities of daily living needed to remain independent and avoid self-limiting behaviors which could result in decreased activity and increased risk of falls .

  • Stroke/neurological disorders
  • Joint replacements
  • Visual impairments
  • Post-traumatic injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dementia
  • Amputation
  • Head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractures of upper and lower extremities
  • Developmental delays

In-home Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
Speech-language pathology services covers a diverse set of challenges including those of swallowing capabilities, speech, language, voice, and cognition as well as orientation skills and problem-solving.  Illness or injury can affect the muscles that control swallowing and/or require a patient relearn how to speak or improve the ability to form words and sounds. It may also work with patients to help them improve communication with family members and other caregivers.

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • Cancer of the throat, head or neck
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Head or brain injury
  • Head or neck cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Trachea and esophageal conditions

SWALLOWING
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing or chewing, is a common diagnosis that can cause weight loss, aspiration (food or liquid entering the airway) and aspiration pneumonia,. This can include difficulties chewing food, getting a swallow started, coughing while eating (aspirating), or food/liquids getting stuck in the throat.

COMMUNICATION
Communication disorders affect daily tasks like talking on the phone, communicating with family members or physicians or even calling 911 in an emergency. Aphasia, dysarthria and general weakness can contribute to communication difficulties.

COGNITIVE
Memory loss and disorientation can often result from a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or general cognitive impairments. Sometimes, medication side effects or even dehydration can contribute to these deficits.

Recuperate. Restore. Regain. 

Recovery from an injury, illness or surgery can sometimes mean learning how to perform daily tasks again. Therapy/rehab services can help you regain your mobility and strength, at your pace and in the comfort of home.

Home health care provides necessary clinical care to an individual in their home. It refers to clinical services and support provided intermittently for those challenged by illness, age, disability; or those who are recovering from surgery, or an injury.

For Medicare recipients, a physician must certify that an individual needs home health care, medically necessary services to treat, rehabilitate, sustain or restore home-bound adults and seniors to their optimal health and in the setting where they feel most comfortable.

This includes skilled nursing, disease management, physical, occupational and speech therapy. 

Medicare

Original Medicare Part A typically covers home care services at 100 percent, provided the services are ordered by your surgeon, are performed by skilled professionals and are medically necessary. In addition, the patient must be essentially “homebound,” meaning that it is difficult for the patient to perform activities outside the home, except to go to doctor’s appointments.

Medicare enrollees may be eligible for skilled nursing care, disease management and in-home therapy as prescribed by a physician.  

Private Insurance

Most insurance plans provide some coverage for home care services. But plans, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses will vary. These plans generally follow the same rules as Medicare regarding payment for long-term care services. If they do cover long-term care services, it is typically only for skilled, short-term, medically necessary care.

Like Medicare, the skilled nursing stay must follow a recent hospitalization for the same or related condition and is limited to 100 days. Coverage of home care is also limited to medically necessary skilled care. Most forms of private insurance do not cover custodial or personal care services at all. Your plan may help you pay for some of the copayments or deductibles. It is best to contact your home care provider of choice prior to your surgery to see if it is in-network with your insurance company. You will also want to contact your insurance company to determine if any pre-authorization is required for home care services.

Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Disability insurance may pay all or a portion of home health and home care services. It is best to contact your policy provider to determine your coverage.

Private Pay

 

Physical therapy

  • Increases strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
  • Increases motor control for those who have suffered a stroke
  • Improves coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improves overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Provides pain management
  • Teaches proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promotes safety awareness for the patient’s well-being

Physical therapy is beneficial for those:

  • Recovering from a stroke, injury, or surgery
  • Recovering from pregnancy and childbirth
  • Needing to improve mobility and balance
  • Managing chronic illness: diabetes, heart disease and stroke, lupus and fibromyalgia, arthritis and others
  • Adapting to an artificial limb
  • Learning to use assistive devices like a walker or cane

 

Occupational Therapy

  • Allows the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
  • Helps improve self-esteem
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Reduces stress
  • Enhances communication
  • Helps patients regain strength
  • Helps patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities
  • Enhances functionality with activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, and eating)
  • Optimizes body strength
  • Improves balance and reduces risk of falls

Beneficial to patients with autism, dementia, Parkinson’s, chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired vision or hearing, stroke, TBI, and other illnesses, it allows the patient to rehab at home where they feel most comfortable.

 Regardless of age or illness, occupational therapy can:

  • Help functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Allow the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
  • Help older adults overcome daily challenges caused by diminished ranges of motion and mobility
  • Help patients regain strength
  • Help patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

There are several speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy:

  • Receptive disorders
  • Expressive disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria

 

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

There are several speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy:

  • Receptive disorders
  • Expressive disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria

 

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

There are several speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy:

  • Receptive disorders
  • Expressive disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria

 

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Occupational Therapy

  • Allows the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
  • Helps improve self-esteem
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Reduces stress
  • Enhances communication
  • Helps patients regain strength
  • Helps patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities
  • Enhances functionality with activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, and eating)
  • Optimizes body strength
  • Improves balance and reduces risk of falls

Beneficial to patients with autism, dementia, Parkinson’s, chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired vision or hearing, stroke, TBI, and other illnesses, it allows the patient to rehab at home where they feel most comfortable.

 Regardless of age or illness, occupational therapy can:

  • Help functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Allow the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
  • Help older adults overcome daily challenges caused by diminished ranges of motion and mobility
  • Help patients regain strength
  • Help patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

There are several speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy:

  • Receptive disorders
  • Expressive disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria

 

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Physical therapy

  • Increases strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
  • Increases motor control for those who have suffered a stroke
  • Improves coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improves overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Provides pain management
  • Teaches proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promotes safety awareness for the patient’s well-being

Physical therapy is beneficial for those:

  • Recovering from a stroke, injury, or surgery
  • Recovering from pregnancy and childbirth
  • Needing to improve mobility and balance
  • Managing chronic illness: diabetes, heart disease and stroke, lupus and fibromyalgia, arthritis and others
  • Adapting to an artificial limb
  • Learning to use assistive devices like a walker or cane

 

Occupational Therapy

  • Allows the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
  • Helps improve self-esteem
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Reduces stress
  • Enhances communication
  • Helps patients regain strength
  • Helps patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities
  • Enhances functionality with activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, and eating)
  • Optimizes body strength
  • Improves balance and reduces risk of falls

Beneficial to patients with autism, dementia, Parkinson’s, chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired vision or hearing, stroke, TBI, and other illnesses, it allows the patient to rehab at home where they feel most comfortable.

 Regardless of age or illness, occupational therapy can:

  • Help functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Allow the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
  • Help older adults overcome daily challenges caused by diminished ranges of motion and mobility
  • Help patients regain strength
  • Help patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

There are several speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy:

  • Receptive disorders
  • Expressive disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria

 

Accreditations

Accredited by The Joint Commission in Broward county and Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida, Inc.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida, Inc.