Careful, evidence-based, compassionate physical therapy management helps patients in long-term care facilities and at home achieve their best level of wellness and independence.
In this blog, we will examine the elements of physical therapy (PT) management for the individual and for the nursing home as a whole functional entity. You will see how personalized care and well-managed daily operations within the facility benefit patients, families, staff and management.
Physical Therapy Goals For The Patient
Physical therapy treatments and care plans must be individualized for each patient. It is the therapist’s responsibility to ensure that those care plans are evidence-based – that is, formulated according to detailed measurements of functional capacity.
Real data drives what treatments are used and for how long, and patient input and desired outcomes are central to how plans are executed on a routine basis.
In general, physical therapy goals for both the in-home, outpatient physical therapy patient or in facility patient are:
- Improved quality of life
- Reduction of pain, swelling and stiffness
- Speedier healing of wounds and injuries
- Increased range of motion, flexibility, balance, coordination, strength and endurance
- Competent and safe performance of skills such as walking, climbing stairs, dressing and more
Additionally, physical therapy plans teach patients the skills, exercises and therapies they need for independent function. These skills, exercises and therapies help prevent future problems related to health and function, such as losing the ability to ambulate safely.
Plus, they give people an improved sense of self-esteem and confidence after a surgery, long-term illness or serious injury.
Physical therapy helps with conditions such as chronic pain, osteoarthritis, weak pelvic floor muscles, poor circulation and metabolic function, surgical wounds, joint replacement rehabilitation and many others.
Physical Therapy Goals for the Nursing Home or Rehabilitation Facility
Physical therapy services are best provided in-house for the rehab or skilled nursing patient. In-house services are convenient and deliver the consistent and stable care people need to achieve their best function and overall wellness.
Our team at AdvantageCare Rehabilitation specializes in contract therapy services for nursing homes and rehab facilities. Our physical therapy staff is highly qualified and committed to delivering consistent, patient-centered treatment plans and the latest in therapy modalities.
Instead of pulling patients out into the community for off-site therapy, we ensure that PT happens in-house, improving communication with all staff, patients and families.
Also, our physical therapy contracting services help with billing, reporting, CPT code compliance and documentation of patient plans and observed therapeutic outcomes.
Unlike other physical therapy contract agencies, AdvantageCare Rehabilitation ensures that when your facility uses our PT management model, you will attract more patients and retain them. Patients feel safe because of the kind, familiar faces they see delivering their therapies each day. The facility also enjoys a well-earned positive reputation with the healthcare community and community at-large.
AdvantageCare Rehabilitation in Pennsylvania
At your long-term care facility, you can experience fewer staffing problems, such as unpredictable gaps in available therapists, by using the services of our contract physical therapy services. You and your patients will enjoy the expertise of highly-trained professionals who work diligently toward best care practices and therapeutic outcomes.
We are owned and operated right in the state of Pennsylvania, managing both home and facility-based care solutions. Learn more about us by calling (844) 275-2205. Or, simply complete our online information request form.