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Can You Get Physical Therapy Through Home Care Services?

Home Care for Seniors in Medford NJ

October is National Physical Therapy Month and when someone requires this level of care, it may be possible to receive it within the comfort of their home. There are numerous home care options and services available throughout many communities, towns, and cities across the country, but not all of them have access to in-home physical therapy.

Find out what’s available in your area. 

Home Care for Seniors in Medford NJ

Home Care for Seniors in Medford NJ

If you live in an urban or suburban area, you most likely have access to a wide range of home care services, including visiting nurses and physical therapists. If you’re elderly, disabled, or otherwise have extreme difficulty getting to a physical therapist’s office, you may have access to some physical therapists able and willing to come to your home.

Many seniors, following strokes, heart attacks, surgery, injuries sustained in accidents, and more are often required to go through physical therapy. Some may go to a nursing home for a couple of weeks after they’re discharged from the hospital, but usually for extreme support and assistance and medical care.

When a person is finally discharged and sent home, their recovery will continue. In most cases, doctors will recommend their elderly patients get some level of exercise every day. This may be impractical if they are bedridden due to hip, leg, or other similar injuries. That’s where a physical therapist can be an essential component at not only recovering, but in helping to avoid more muscle loss.

Why physical therapy is essential. 

When a doctor has recommended physical therapy, it’s time to listen. Some seniors or disabled adults may not see it as being practical or necessary. They may see their new situation as inevitable and just grow to ‘deal with it.’

A physical therapist can help people get back on their feet, learn how to use their arms or legs again or in a new way, and that can provide the foundation for a higher quality of life later on.

If a person has been recommended for physical therapy and refuses it outright, what impact could it have for them in the future? It can make it extremely difficult and even unsafe, if possible at all, to take care of themselves properly in the years to come. They may feel okay on their own, but in a year be unable to get up and down stairs or even out of bed without extreme support and assistance.

This month, consider how important physical therapy is to the recovery process.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Medford, NJ, please contact Always There In Home Health Care at 856-409-5978.

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Mariela McCarrie

Mariela Vila Mc Carrie started Always There in Home Health Care 8 years ago inspired by her mother, who today stills sufferers with vesicular dementia.

As a family owned and run home care company she had to make several big decisions, whether to invest in a franchise or explore other options?

For Mariela after reviewing the restrictions and cost’s associated with a franchise the decision was easy the care she wanted to offer her clients should not be based on monthly franchise payment it should be based on the client’s needs.

At Always There we only hire the most qualified caregivers and in order to do that we offer an excellent starting salary. We would rather pay caregivers then a franchise company.

Mariela as the owner of Always There and unlike other owners of home care agencies, she visits every client first. We believe that if the owner cannot take the time to visit a family wanting to discuss home care for their loved then they don’t deserve the privilege of caring for that person.

As a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Certified Senior Advisor Mariela and her team of certified caregivers have provided care to families throughout south Jersey with over 60% of our clients requesting live-in care.

When deciding if homecare is right for you and your family be sure to consider the number of years a company/office has in the industry, whether or not the owners make themselves personally available 24 hours 7 days a week and most important do they only employ certified professionals to care for your loved one. After all They deserve it.

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