Taking Care Of Myself Naturally

The Convenience Of Opting For In-Home Physical Therapy For Relatives

by Amelia Graves

When an injured relative comes to live with you, you may need to assist him or her in his or her recovery. However, when you cannot drive this person to the doctor or rehab each day, you may need to make other arrangements.

Instead of trying to free up time in your busy schedule, you can bring those resources into your house. Your relative can benefit from receiving in-home physical therapy for his or her injuries.

Convenient Therapeutic Services

The in-home physical therapy that your relative receives may fit better into the busy schedules that you and this person keep. Your loved one may need these services to be scheduled for the morning rather than the afternoon, for example. Alternatively, your relative may be busy in the morning and need services in the afternoon.

The in-home physical therapy provider can typically schedule sessions to accommodate your schedule and your loved one's calendar. These services also spare you from having to take time off from work or having to find the time to drive your loved one to and from appointments.

Safe Services

In-home physical therapy is also provided in a safe manner and takes into consideration the space limitations and layout of your house. You may not have a spacious living room for working out, for example. Instead, the therapist can come up with exercises that your loved one can do while sitting down or while standing in a small space in the living room. 

Your relative can still work out and gain strength to overcome his or her injury. He or she does not have to be moved to a larger space or be driven to a facility where there is equipment for him or her to use for therapy.

Finally, in-home physical therapy is often covered by health insurance. Your loved one's insurer may pay for most or all of the services after he or she pays the deductible. In some cases, state-subsidized insurance like Medicaid may also pay for in-home physical therapy if the patient is totally incapacitated or meets certain demographic criteria.

In-home physical therapy can provide a number of benefits to you and your loved one. You avoid having to free up time to drive your relative to appointments. Your relative can also do exercises within the space found in the house. Finally, some insurance providers pay for services. Contact a company that offers in-home physical therapy services to learn more.