The Three Types of Rehabilitation Care

In-Home Rehabilitation Care

When accidents happen, you never know what the results might be. If someone you know and love is recovering from an accident, surgery, a stroke, or any other health-related issues, they might need some form of rehabilitation care. This care can happen in therapy offices, but they can also take place in the comfort of your own home. Many times, working on improvements at home shows more success since your loved one is around the things they are comfortable with and are working with actual situations surrounding them. There are three main types of in-home rehab care to consider, depending on what your loved one needs. These types include physical rehab care, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. 

1-Physical Rehab Care

Mobility becomes an issue for people as they age, and it can be impacted by any number of things that can happen suddenly or even over time. If your loved one has a knee replacement surgery, for example, they might need rehab care to help them get their range of motion back. If they were in an accident and are having trouble with balance and coordination, rehab care can help as well. Even if they had an extended illness that allows their muscles to weaken, rehab care in their home can help them get back up and moving again faster. Each therapy session is completely individualized for the patient and their needs. 

2-Occupational Therapy

There are a lot of things that you do daily and don’t even really think about. But if a loved one has a stroke, a disability, a surgery, an illness, or something else that interrupts that flow, they may need help getting back on track. Occupational rehab care helps them with personal hygiene, meal prep, mobility, pain reduction, and other things that they need to sink back into a high quality of life at home.

3-Speech Therapy

If your loved one has a neurological disorder or is recovering from a stroke, coma, or another medical condition, in-home rehab care therapists can help them communicate better. It can be very frustrating to not be able to get a sentence out or to be misunderstood all of the time. With patience and kindness, your loved one can become a part of the conversation yet again.

Looking Into Rehabilitation Care Options

Once your loved one is well enough to consider the type of rehab care they need, you then have to think about where they will get that care. You can always drive them to a physical therapist’s office, but that takes coordination and you have to ensure that your loved one is to the point where they can make the trip. It’s often easier on both you and them to have the rehab care provider come to the house to do the work with your loved one. They have the actual obstacles around them that they need help with, like perhaps their staircase or their bathroom. And they don’t have to go through the extra effort of going anywhere at all, taking time out of your day and strength out of them. Contact the professionals at Agility Health for details on getting individualized care set up.