Benefits of In-Home Mobile Outpatient Therapy for Orthopedic Surgery Clients Medicare Part B;
No Home Bound Requirements
1. Improved Surgical Outcomes:
a. We can see the client at home prior leading up to surgery to prepare for surgery and complete a home safety evaluation to ensure the environment is set up optimally for the client.
b. We can see the client the day they return home from surgery or the day after to ensure safety in the home and initiate the physician’s protocol right away.
c. There are fewer missed visits when the therapist goes to the home, which improves outcomes with consistent therapy input.
d. Therapy in the home allows the therapist to determine how the client is functioning day to day in their own home and can offer education and training that will have a significant positive impact on recovery.
e. One on one attention. Often in an outpatient setting therapists are working with multiple clients at one time. The one-on-one attention provides better therapy outcomes leading to improved surgical outcomes.
f. Therapy in the home allows us to work on functional tasks in their natural environment at each setting vs. having to simulate functional tasks like getting in and out of bed, going up and down their own stairs, getting in and out of their shower.
a. Since we provide therapy in the home, clients do not have to find a ride to an outpatient clinic. Client’s often cannot drive to outpatient appointments following orthopedic surgery depending on type of surgery and medications.
b. Therapy in the home saves the client time. They do not have waiting room delays and do not have the drive time.
c. We see the clients when it fits best in their schedule, vs. when it fits best into an outpatient clinic schedule.
d. Care coordination is improved. Many clients have difficulty finding a caregiver to take them into a clinic. We also work with several community organizations to get clients the equipment and additional services they need.
a. Reduced risk of injury and falls trying to leave the home and getting to an outpatient clinic.
b. Removes the burden of transportation to and from the clinic.
c. Decreases the amount of people clients are around, minimizing risk of clients being exposed to different illnesses such as COVID.
a. Saves client’s money.
i. They do not need to spend money on gas.
ii. They do not need to hire someone to drive them.
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