[Case Study] – David’s aged care home physio experience.
Here’s the story of our client, David, who, with the help of his sister, Terry, and a TPC physio, improved his strength, balance and confidence with a series of physio appointments in his aged care home.
Now David’s back to his favourite hobby – playing indoor golf!
Need a private physio to visit you, your Mum or Dad in an aged care facility?
- guide you through how we work together and book the first appointment over the phone;
- a private physiotherapist will then visit you in your room for your first appointment;
- the physio will listen closely to what pain and/or health problems that are troubling you;
- they will then complete an assessment of your injury and /or what’s causing the problem/s.
- after the assessment, the physio will create a one-page plan to achieve your health goals**;
- once we have agreed on the the plan, your physio will conduct physiotherapy treatment in the most convenient location possible: in your aged care facility.
Our team are specialists in helping older people be as mobile, safe and happy as possible.
We’re excited about helping you!
Our team of professional experienced physiotherapists specialise in physio for older people, not only are they skilled, and exceptionally good* but they are also a warm and caring team who will lift up your spirits whilst following a physio treatment plan designed specifically for you.
Our goal at The Physio Co is to keep older people mobile, safe and happy for as long as possible – and we are very serious about this! We believe that fun is an essential part of every treatment plan – we want you to look forward to your physio appointment and maintain motivation to keep doing the exercises and activities designed to help you.
*It goes without saying that all our physiotherapists are qualified and fully trained.
If you are looking for physiotherapy in an aged care facility, just give us a call on 1300 797 793 and we will set up a time and we will come right to you. During the first appointment your physiotherapist will make an assessment of your injury or difficulty and develop a treatment plan. For your appointments, you choose where you would be most comfortable obtaining treatment, in your room or somewhere else within your aged care home, the choice is up to you and the availability of suitable facilities.
Physiotherapy for older people can be essential in keeping you mobile, safe and happy for as long as possible. Our aged care physiotherapists are experienced in treating all of the conditions and problems listed below. Their main goal is to help you improve the quality of your life by helping you to maintain your independence, help to reduce pain and increase mobility.
Our physiotherapists help with:-
- ailments that arise as we get older
- people with dementia
- increasing strength
- rehabilitation after operations such as hip or knee replacements
- preparation for a knee or hip replacement operation
- rehabilitation after an injury or stroke
- reduced mobility and general stiffness
- seniors with Parkinson’s disease
- reducing the possibility of injury or illness
- choosing the right walking aid for you
Physiotherapy for older people in aged care facilities has shown over and over again improved health and lifestyle benefits for aged care residents.
As every client will have their own particular physio treatment plan it’s not possible to provide a very detailed description of what to expect. We can however explain overall what the experience is likely to be and the type of experience you’re likely to receive. Remember the physio service will be done in the comfort of your own facility, we come to you!
Aged Care Physiotherapy Treatment
Your aged care physiotherapists will be working with you doing exercises, stretches improve muscle strength and that is what the exercises are aimed at improving strength as well as improving flexibility and thus mobility.
Massages by your physio are aimed at improving damaged or knotted muscles, helping to drain fluid, relieving pain and stiffness, improving blood circulation as well as increasing flexibility.
Usually a physio regeneration program (that is, a program to improve strength and flexibility and mobility) is around 3 months. Initially your physio will be coming to you twice a week.
After a couple of weeks, if improvement has been made the physio visits may change to once a week. Usually within a month or a month and a patient experiences increased strength and mobility. At this stage visits will may again be reduced to once a fortnight – all depending on your progress and preference.
Besides the physio visits, for real gains to be made you will need to also do the exercises that your physiotherapist advises upon.
Don’t forget having fun will also be part of your treatment plan…
Physiotherapy in Aged Care Facilities
If you live in an aged care facility within any of the locations below, we have aged care physiotherapists available to come to you at your home. Even if where you are living, is not listed below, please do give us a call (1300 797 793) as we are rapidly expanding into other areas all the time with the goal being to be able to provide physio to older aged Australians in aged care facilities or nursing homes throughout Australia.