Home Health Therapy
Community Nursing Services (CNS) therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitative services in patient's homes. A Home Health therapy team may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
We work under the direction of patient physicians to help them regain their highest level of independence. We consult with and involve other members of the patient's home health team, including nurses, nursing assistants and social workers. The entire team works with the patients to promote independence and increase engagement in daily living.
Assessing Home Safety
CNS therapists are trained to assess home safety and provide recommendations to help patients improve the safety of their surroundings. A thorough assessment helps patients prevent falls, enabling them to perform daily activities safely and effectively. Therapists look for safety hazards and identify items that may place patients at risk. They also help identify the need for specialized medical equipment, such as commodes, bath chairs, grab bars and other fixtures.
What is Home Health Therapy?
Home therapy is situational therapy delivered in a home setting. CNS offers three types of home therapy:
Physical Therapists work with patients on mobility issues, such as difficulty walking, weakness, balance deficits, falls, dizziness and vertigo, pain, or other physical issues. Their purpose is to help patients engage in life at the highest level. Physical therapists can also help patients by recommending and assisting with the correct fit and adjustment of an adaptie device, such as a front-wheel walker, and all-terrain walker, or a cane.
Occupational Therapists focus on activities of daily living and helping patients reach for and return to prior ability levels in completing tasks such as: dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, transfers, cooking, housekeeping, and home management. They also help patients improve strength, coordination, and balance for daily tasks. Occupational therapists may also assess home safety and durable medical equipment needs to help their patients function safely at home.
Speech Therapists help improve swallowing capabilities as well as verbal, thinking, memory, problem-solving, and orientation skills. They promote the patient's safety awareness at home. They may also work with patients to help them improve communication with family members and other caregivers.
When is Home Therapy needed?
A physician my recommend the benefits of home health therapy services following surgery, illness, or injury.
To find out more about CNS Home Health Therapy please call (800) 286-8442, where an associate will assist you in determining coverage options.