Rehabilitation Therapies

Get back to your active life

Therapies2020-07-03T12:49:09-04:00

The Rehabilitation Team

Physical and occupational therapists can help you get moving and stay safe at home.

The Rehabilitation Team at HCS works with your physician and orthopedic specialist to help you recover, improve, and maintain your safety and independence where you want to be — at home!

What will physical therapy do?

Working with your physician’s plan of care, physical therapists help you regain your normal functioning. On the first visit, your physical therapist will do an assessment of your strength and mobility. Visits are tailored to meet your individual needs and can include:

  • A therapeutic exercise program to strengthen and improve range of motion for affected joints
  • Home safety evaluation to prevent falls and injuries
  • Education about your diagnosis and prognosis and what movements and habits to avoid
  • Pain management if you have had surgery

What does occupational therapy do?

Your occupational therapist will evaluate your ability to perform a number of everyday life activities, and help you to be independent at home.

The therapist will teach alternative ways to accomplish your routine, such as:

  • Instructions for dressing, bathing, and everyday activities
  • Assessment of fine motor skills and treatment to improve functioning
  • Cognitive assessment

“I wish to commend the quality of care I have been receiving from two very kind, helpful, patient, gentle, and supportive people. They have been, in sailing parlance, “sheets to the wind” for me during a time of considerable physical discomfort and limitations.”

— Charles H. Montgomery, MD
HCS Rehabilitation Therapy Patient following an auto accident

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get started?2020-06-25T17:27:47-04:00

Ask your doctor to consider a referral to Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services if you can benefit from services due to:

  • Joint replacement surgery, such as hip or knee replacement
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure or heart attack
  • A noticeable decline in functioning, such as difficulty walking, loss of balance, or falls
Will Medicare or my insurance cover these services?2020-06-25T17:24:29-04:00

Physical and Occupational Therapy services are covered by most insurances and Medicare when ordered by a physician who has evaluated your condition within the last sixty days.

In order to be covered by Medicare, you must also be homebound, which is defined as not able to leave your home without “considerable and taxing effort.”

Are there other services that can aid me in my recovery?2020-06-21T07:56:16-04:00

Yes. There are several other options that can be of further help, including:

  • Skilled nursing when ordered
  • Coumadin blood level monitoring
  • Staple/suture removal
  • Wound assessment
  • Dressing changes
  • Support services
Are there additional benefits of physical and occupational therapies?2020-06-21T07:49:18-04:00

Yes, there are several additional benefits including:

  • Help with obtaining necessary medical and/or assistive devices
  • Support and education for family members who are helping you
  • Bed mobility and transfer training
Is there more I can do when I finish my rehabilitation?2020-06-26T18:03:37-04:00

There sure is! Age In Motion (AIM), an exercise program for older adults, is available in many communities on a donation basis.

Lead by trained instructors, AIM increases strength, flexibility, and bone density.

Visit the Age In Motion (AIM) page for a complete schedule of classes and information on how to join.

For information or to make an appointment, please call 603-352-2253.

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