Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
Sometimes recovery from surgeries, illnesses or injuries includes re-training or re-learning daily tasks of living. Serenity Home Health therapy services help to improve patient safety at home. Serenity Home Health offers a wide array of therapeutic services to help patients across Greater Wichita and South Central Kansas recover, sustain, or improve strength, mobility and coordination, as well as communicative and living skills. Our therapists develop individualized plans with each patient to enhance the opportunity for independent living and improved quality of life.
Our home health services allow patients the safety, convenience and comfort of healing from home. Families may be closely involved in the rehabilitation process.
In-Home Physical Therapy
Physical therapy increases physical mobility and strength in post-operative and elderly patients. Serenity Home Health therapists work with many patients to regain mobility and function, following a hip or knee replacement.
The aging process may affect mobility and function. Arthritis, osteoporosis, dementia and balance disorders are some of the more common conditions addressed with physical therapy.
While the specific goals of physical therapy are as individual as the patient, the overall goal is to improve quality of life and to promote independence. Restoring range of motion, building strength, increasing mobility, and reducing or eliminating pain are a few of the many benefits of physical therapy. Common methods used in home physical therapy may include: individualized exercises, manual therapy (massage) kinesiology and heat treatment.
Patient education is vital to the success of physical therapy treatment. Physical therapy services may also include an in-home safety evaluation, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
In-Home Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy assists in regaining motor functions and reasoning skills.
Our occupational therapists help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the use of everyday activities (or “occupations.”) Occupational therapy can help patients who are recovering from an injury regain skills, and help older adults adapt to physical and cognitive changes.
While the plan and specific outcomes are tailored to the individual patient, the main goal of occupational therapy is to improve a person’s ability to perform daily activities and the activities that matter most to them, so he/she can be as independent as possible. Our occupational therapy services may include an in-home safety evaluation, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training on how to use it, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
In-Home Speech & Language Therapy
Speech therapy improves speech, swallowing, breathing and lung functionality. Speech therapy can improve many types of communication, comprehension, cognitive and swallowing disorders (dysphagia).
Dementia, laryngeal and oral cancers, stroke, brain injuries, and the use of trachs and ventilators are common illnesses and injuries that result in the need for speech therapy. A patient may experience difficulty with muscle weakness in the mouth (dysarthria), inability to form words (apraxia), or inability to understand or express words and thoughts (aphasia).
These patients require customized therapy that strengthens oral musculature, improves speech sounds, trains the brain and develops language. Our speech therapists work with the patient to create and implement a comprehensive and coordinated plan that insures the best possible outcomes.