Safely navigating your home. Getting dressed. Preparing and eating a meal. Keeping your balance. Even getting up from a chair. These are things most people can take for granted. But when illness, injury or the effects of aging diminish your abilities, these routine tasks can become serious challenges. To help you achieve functional independence, experienced VNH therapists provide excellent care in your home with a variety of therapy services, including:
Therapists implement and monitor exercise programs to promote rehabilitation following stroke, joint replacement surgery, injury or serious illness. Treatments may include:
“Providing rehab at home, I’ve learned to be innovative. We use things already in the home to aid treatment. It’s rewarding for them and for me. I have a passion for helping people.”
—Noel Bactad, Physical Therapist
Therapists assess home safety and accessibility, recommending adaptive equipment and home modifications to maximize independence. They also teach patients how to accomplish the basic activities of daily living. Services may include:
“When I come into your home, I look at you as a whole person. I talk with you to understand your limitations and assess your goals. I love seeing people work hard to realize their potential, and I love being a part of that.”
—Julia Klein Zawilinski, Occupational Therapist
Speech therapists provide help and instruction for speech and swallowing difficulties.