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Total Rehab at Home Frequently Asked Questions

General Frequently Asked Questions
Physical Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Occupational Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Speech Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

 

What treatment areas does Total Rehab at Home include?

Total Rehab at Home sees patients for a variety of reason, such as:

  • Abnormality of gait
  • Generalized weakness
  • Activities of daily living dysfunction
  • Loss of balance
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • COPD
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dysphagia
  • Lack of coordination
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Dementia
  • Contractures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Aphasia and voice disturbance

Does Total Rehab at Home provide safety training?

Therapists in our practice work with patients and caregivers to evaluate the home environment and assess the need for assisted living devices. Therapists provide training on how to live safely within the home and how to use devices such as power wheel chairs.

Will a therapist from Total Rehab at Home help me with housework?

At Total Rehab at Home, our goal is to help you return to a normal quality of life. Therapists do not help with housework; however, they will assist in showing you ways to resume normal activities with as little assistance as possible.

Does Total Rehab at Home offer wheel chair evaluations?

Total Rehab at Home evaluates patients for the need for wheel chairs.

How often will I receive therapy?

Your therapist will determine a treatment plan and schedule that will help you return to normal functioning as soon as possible. Typically therapy occurs 2-3 times per week.

What time of day will the therapist come to my home?

Total Rehab at Home offers both day and evening appointments seven days a week. Our therapists work with you to determine a schedule that is best for both of you to meet your medical needs.

Why should I choose Total Rehab at Home as my treatment provider?

Total Rehab at Home is a local, family-owned, Medicare Part B approved home care agency that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy to individuals in the comfort of their own homes or assisted living facility. Total Rehab at Home is unique because patients are not limited by any strict homebound rules and all treatments are goal-oriented to meet the clients’ needs. Patients are not limited by a number of visits and all interaction is patient centered with little paperwork or intimidating computer use. Our therapists specialize in:

  • Muscles joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones
  • Nerves and related muscles
  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Lung problems and breathing
  • Treatment for older adults and those with disabilities

What type of person will be coming to my home?

Our therapists undergo a stringent background check before they are hired. They are also evaluated regularly, and patient feedback is very important. All of our therapists are licensed in the state of Maryland. The first visit will be scheduled with you, and the therapist will not show up to your home unexpectedly. Our therapists all have identification badges so that you can be assured that they are who they say they are. Our company has had no incidents or complaints about any of the therapists.

Where is Total Rehab at Home located?

Total Rehab at Home is based in Elkton, Maryland, but we offer home therapy to patients in Cecil, Harford and surrounding counties in Maryland.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

Yes, you need a referral from your doctor to receive therapy services from Total Rehab at Home, and we work with many doctors in the Cecil County, Maryland and New Castle County, Delaware areas. If you feel that you are in need of home-based therapy, you can call our office at 410-392-2731, and we will assist you in obtaining the necessary referral from your doctor. Your doctor can also download a referral form at www.totalrehabathome.com.

What insurance does Total Rehab at Home accept?

In-home therapy provided by Total Rehab at Home is a covered benefit under Medicare Part B. Patients with Medicare who are not classified as homebound and do not need nursing care are eligible for Medicare Part B in-home therapy by Total Rehab at Home.

Will there be any cost to me for therapy?

No, you will not receive a bill from Total Rehab at Home. Your therapy is completely covered under Medicare Part B, and there is no co-pay required.

How can I get Total Rehab at Home to provide treatment?

You can call Total Rehab at Home at 410-392-2731 for a referral. Medical providers can download a prescription referral form.

Many doctors in the Cecil, Harford, and surrounding Maryland counties, as well as doctors from New Castle County, Delaware, refer patients to Total Rehab at Home.


Physical Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health issues make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Therapy helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.

Total Rehab at Home’s goal is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, therapy may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health issues such as:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Frequent Falls
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Difficulty walking
  • Back pain

What does a physical therapist do?

The therapist will examine you to make an evaluation and determine a treatment plan. Depending on your health concern, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.

First, your therapist will try to reduce any pain and swelling. The therapist then works to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Physical therapy usually includes exercise, such as stretching, core exercises, and walking.

Your physical therapist will teach you the exercises so you can do it between sessions. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques to increase joint mobility and flexibility.

Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.


Occupational Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists use work, self-care, and recreational activities to increase independent function.

Occupational therapy can include:

  • Assistance and training in performing daily activities. Depending on your needs, these could be: personal care activities, e.g., dressing and eating.
  • Home skills, e.g., housekeeping, gardening, and cooking.
  • Personal management skills, e.g., balancing a checkbook and keeping a schedule.
  • Skills important in driving a car or other motor vehicle. Occupational therapy may be involved in the vision, thinking, and judgment skills needed for driving, as well as in finding out whether special adaptations such as hand brakes are needed.
  • Physical exercises, to increase good posture and joint motion as well as overall strength and flexibility.
  • Instruction in protecting your joints and conserving your energy.
  • Evaluation of your daily living needs and assessment of your home and work environments, with recommendations for changes in those environments that will help you continue your activities.
  • Assessment and training in the use of assistive devices, e.g., special key-holders for people who have stiff hands, computer-aided adaptive equipment, and wheelchairs.
  • Fitting splints or braces.
  • Guidance for family members and caregivers.

Examples of the many different conditions and situations in which occupational therapy can help include:

  • Mental and physical impairments a person has had since birth.
  • Recovery and return to work after a work-related injury.
  • Sudden serious health conditions such as a stroke, heart attack, brain injury, or amputation.
  • Chronic (ongoing) conditions, such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or COPD.
  • Learning disabilities or developmental disabilities.
  • Mental health or behavioral issues such as Alzheimer's disease, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

Speech Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is given by speech-language pathologists, who are health care professionals educated and trained to evaluate and treat children and adults with speech, language, and swallowing problems.

The clinical methods used will vary depending upon the nature and severity of the issue, the age of the patient, and the patient’s awareness of the issue. Speech-Language pathologists provide many specialized professional services that include:

  • Helping patients with articulation disorders learn proper production of speech sounds;
  • Assisting patients with voice disorders to develop proper control for correct production;
  • Assisting patients with fluency disorders to increase the amount of fluent speech, and to cope with this disorder;
  • Assisting patients with aphasia to relearn language skills, speech skills, and sentence order, to and/or compensate for lost language and speech skills;
  • Counseling patients with swallowing/feeding difficulties find the safest most effective way of obtaining nutrition/hydration;
  • Counseling patients with speech and language disorders and their families to understand their disorder and to achieve normal communication in various settings;
  • Advising patients and the community on how to prevent speech, language, and swallowing disorders;
  • Helping patients understand the types and severity of communication disorders.

How Can Speech Therapy Help?

Treatment for communication and swallowing disorders depends on the problem and its severity. Therapy exercises and other training can help patients develop effective communication and/or swallow skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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