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  • Joel J. Digris, Owner, Achieva Rehab

There's No Place Like Home! Why Physical Therapy In Your Home is Simply A Better Way!

There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. Truer words have never been spoken. Home is the most comfortable and safe place…it’s where the heart is! I know…bad one..sorry.

In the U.S., we are experiencing a rapidly aging population secondary to the ‘baby boom’ while at the same time a tightening of the belt by medical insurance companies, including Mama Medicare, reducing hospital stays. Logically, the role of physical, occupational, and speech therapists is expanding and becoming more relevant at the same pace.

Over the years, there have been gaps in provision of medical care for one reason or another. One such gap exists but not for long. Outpatient therapy clinics vs. Home Health Agencies. Not a real competition, just two options for differing circumstances..both outstanding formats for the provision of medical care. For outpatient therapy, the patient must be able to get out of the house to get to the facility, most often times 3 times per week for several weeks, especially in the geriatric population. With conventional home health care, you had likely just gotten out of the hospital after an acute illness and must be considered homebound… The gap exists between the acutely ill who qualify for traditional home health care, and the community dwellers who are not acutely ill, but, have declined for one reason or another, and just cannot get to an outpatient facility….most elderly folks have a real hard time getting out of their homes. Enter the lightbulb moment!!

I don’t claim to have invented this strategy...I just want to bring it to this area in order to best serve the seniors of Schuylkill County and surrounding communities. If you or someone you know is one of our great seniors who is not acutely ill but has experienced a decline in functional ability…falls, balance problems, shortness of breath with short distance walks, pain, difficulty getting up from chairs or bed etc., this program is designed just for you. You don’t need to get to the outpatient therapy facility to achieve the same results. We bring the outpatient gym to you. How many 80 year olds do you see having the ability to get to outpatient therapy visits three times per week for twelve weeks?

Most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as they possibly can. One way to make that happen is with therapy. Thank goodness for my peers who have done the studies to prove the facts. Therapy in your home is effective, convenient, approved by Medicare and other insurances, and guess what? In my opinion, a very high majority of our seniors would benefit greatly from this service. Give us a call at 1-888-929-7677 for a FREE CONSULTATION, invite us into your home and let us get you back some of that quality of life you may have lost. Ruby slippers optional!

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