A physical therapist can play a vital role in helping seniors maintain their mobility, independence, and overall well-being in the comfort of their own homes. Here are several ways physical therapists at Regal Home Health Care can assist seniors at home.
Physical therapists can conduct comprehensive assessments to evaluate a senior’s physical abilities, balance, strength, flexibility, and functional limitations. Based on this assessment, they can develop an individualized plan to address the specific needs of the seniors in assisted living in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Physical therapists in our home health in Pennsylvania design exercise programs tailored to seniors’ abilities and goals. These programs can include a range of exercises to improve strength, endurance, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Therapists often teach seniors exercises they can continue on their own between therapy sessions.
Falling is a significant concern for many seniors needing senior care. They can assess the home environment for potential hazards and offer recommendations to improve safety. They can also teach seniors exercises and techniques to enhance balance and reduce the risk of falls.
Physical therapists and nurse care providers help seniors maintain or regain their ability to move independently. They may provide gait training, teach proper use of assistive devices, and work on improving mobility in bed, on chairs, or in and out of vehicles.