In-home rehabilitation and private care.

in-home rehabilitation and Private Care

In-home rehabilitation and private care.

When coming home from a rehab center or hospital you may still receive in-home rehabilitation or in-home rehab. Many patients also require additional assistance while recovering provided by a private caregiver.

Abby Services are private caregiver specialists in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

If you or a loved one are coming home after a hospital or rehab stay finding a reliable caregiver may be the last thing you want to be tasked with. It isn’t easy to find a private caregiver on your own. You may search for a private caregiver through a nurse agency or other private caregiver services, but the choices can be overwhelming.

Local residents and their families have trusted Abby Services to help them find private caregivers in Fort Myers & Cape Coral since 1997. We are one of the areas oldest private caregiver services. 

Whether someone needs home healthcare assistance for one day, or on an ongoing basis, we can help find the best private caregivers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and throughout Lee County.

Sometimes even with the assistance of a home health caregiver patients still need more support when recovering from surgery, illness, or unanticipated setback while completing in-home rehabilitation.

Often when discharged from a hospital setting, patients will need time to recover and will require skilled support prior to returning home.

That is where our local Nursing & Rehab Facilities can help. With the assistance of specially trained caregivers, patients can receive Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy to help them recover, and remain independent. The goal of any rehabilitation program is to increase the level of independent functioning of a patient.

Rehabilitation is an important component of independence and a safe return home. Inpatient Rehabilitation is not always easy and it is important that patients make the most of the time and resources available to them during their rehab stay.

Sometimes even when inpatient rehabilitation is complete (or funding ends) patients still require periodic or ongoing support from a private caregiver.

Abby Services is here to for you. We have a large pool of trained caregivers ready to help. The best part is, that as you continue to recover, you can decrease the level of support you are receiving and can cancel at any time. 

How is in-home rehabilitation paid for?

Medicare may cover a number of the skilled services you need when receiving in-home rehab. Unfortunately, Medicare does not typically pay for private caregiver services.  However, some VA benefits, Long Term Care Insurance benefits may pay for a private caregiver. Many clients simply choose to pay privately for their private caregiver.

This article from AARP helps explain what medicare covers when receiving in-home health care.

Often there is confusion about what Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy services entail. The following should help clear up some questions:

Physical Therapy:

Physical therapy meets the needs of patients who have a loss of function or independence due to an illness or injury. Physical Therapists help patients regain functional abilities such as walking, improving strength, balance, endurance, and recovering from painful injuries. Comprehensive physical therapy covers: 

  • Gait training with assistive devices
  • Muscle re-education
  • Muscle strengthening and coordination
  • Pain management
  • Prosthetic evaluation and training
  • Transfer training                                                                  

Occupational Therapy: 

Occupational therapy helps patients return to their highest level of independence in activities of daily living. Functional skills such as self-feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, and homemaking are taught.

Outcome-oriented occupational therapy should include the following:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Assistive device assessment & training
  • Cognitive/perceptual assessment and training including recommendations for environmental adaptations
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Instruction in self-help tasks
  • Safety training
  • Splint fabrication and modification
  • Upper extremity strengthening and coordination

Speech Therapy:

With Speech Therapy a speech pathologist treats patients with speech, language, swallowing, and hearing impairments. The patient’s ability to communicate and swallow are two functional skills improved through speech therapy. Treatment includes:

  • Alternative means of communication assessment and training
  • Cognitive assessment and training
  • Speech-language evaluation and therapy
  • Swallowing (Dysphasia evaluation and treatment, including food texture
    evaluation and recommendations)
  • Vocal evaluation and treatment

Home Health Care:

In-Home Health Care is typically provided by an HHA or CNA. The goal of a home health aide (or private caregiver)  is to assist an individual to maintain independence.

In-Home Caregivers can provide assistance with the following:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Laundry
  • Grooming
  • Pet Care
  • Personal hygiene
  • Shopping
  • Assistance to appointments
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Incontinence care
  • Communicating with family
  • And much more

To find out how Abby Services can help your loved one in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or anywhere in Lee County, call today. We are happy to help you find the help you need. 239-590-0861

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