How Healthcare Partnerships Can Work for You



Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is often a combination of personal discipline and support from various healthcare practitioners. At some point we all need assistance from the experts to help us achieve optimal health.


Our bodies are so incredibly intricate and require specific attention as needs arise. Specifically, when your mobility is affected it’s important to reach out for the right help. There are specialists from different disciplines that can provide a holistic and comprehensive approach when managing an injury (or assisting in rehabilitation after injury), trauma or surgery. Fortunately, these services can all be completed in your home which will aid in the recovery process. Partnering with healthcare practitioners to accurately target specific challenges is an effective way to start the healing journey.


THERAPY AT HOME

Our bodies are so incredibly intricate and require specific attention as needs arise. Specifically, when your mobility is affected it’s important to reach out for the right help. There are specialists from different disciplines that can provide a holistic and comprehensive approach when managing an injury (or assisting in rehabilitation after i

njury), trauma or surgery. Fortunately, these services can all be completed in your home which will aid in the recovery process. Partnering with healthcare practitioners to accurately target specific challenges is an effective way to start the healing journey.


Occupational therapy is widely regarded as an effective approach to addressing a variety of health issues. It is a form of healthcare that directly supports individuals with challenges that interfere with mobility and accessibility. Occupational Therapists utilize new techniques and assistive devices and/or make modifications to the home to promote independence in activities of daily living. Rehabilitating in the environment in which you live is more comfortable which usually results in better outcomes. If you’re in the process of healing, travelling to and from appointments could potentially impede progress. Therapists can easily attend to your needs in your space to help manage the things you need and want to do independently.


WORKING TOGETHER

Recent case studies are illustrating the tremendous benefits of healthcare practitioners working together. Silver Sherpa has been working with families to help seniors and their loved ones prepare for challenges that are age related. This organization is an at-home care agency that not only advocates for seniors, but also partners with various health practitioners. Silver Sherpa reached out to HealthCasa regarding a patient who had various surgeries to address a dislocated patella and fractured fibula. After moving into a retirement home, the patient started physiotherapy with HealthCasa until she was eligible for admittance to a rehabilitation facility.

The patient was seen daily at the rehab facility by a HealthCasa Physiotherapist for 3 weeks to help increase her weight bearing status, range of motion and strength. The staff at the facility said she was overqualified and would benefit from physiotherapy in her own home.


HealthCasa organized a home safety assessment with one of their Occupational Therapists prior to the patient returning home. The therapist was able to educate the patient’s family on safe mobility throughout her home, in addition to a safe bed, toilet, and shower transfers with the appropriate equipment. The family learned more about energy conservation techniques for the patient completing self care activities and the importance of engaging in pre-injury leisure activities.

She has since been transferred back to her home and is doing well. HealthCasa continues to provide physiotherapy at home for this patient to help her get back to her normal routines, including her passion for golf.




THE HEALTHY WAY FORWARD

Whether you have mobility issues due to injuries or you simply want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s never too late to get the help you need. Working with an experienced team of practitioners can put you on the path toward optimal health. Discover the benefits of mobile Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Chiropody in the comfort of your home.


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