Whether you’re planning to schedule an operation, or recovering from an event such as a stroke, heart attack or orthopedic surgery, you’ll need help transitioning from hospital to home. The demands are physical, mental and emotional, and you’ll need quality care and supportive professionals who understand the challenges of regaining your independence.
The therapists and care specialists at Emerald Trace provide personal care and real-life therapies that prepare you for living at home again. Our rehabilitation team knows precisely how to help you regain the strength and mobility you need to reenter your regular life and get back to being your best — all in a comfortable, private Household environment much like your own home.
Some of our real-life therapies include support for:
- Navigating safely from all rooms of your home
- Independence with self-care, bathing, dressing and toileting
- Transferring in and out of personal or family car
- Managing medication
- Preparing meals and doing laundry
- Regaining life skills such as grocery shopping, going to the bank, restaurants, and more
We guide you through every step necessary for a successful transition home, rather than readmission to the hospital. You’ll have everything you need to regain functionality, including an individualized plan for recovery, discharge and follow-up.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal injury or dysfunction, you want the best physical therapy available. Our program focuses on individualized therapeutic treatment to help restore function, and may include:
- Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
- Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance
- Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
- Wound care
- Pain management
Though similar, insofar as helping to restore strength and mobility, occupational therapy helps people adapt to their social and physical environment through:
- Education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming
- Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
- Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
- Strengthening and coordination exercises
- Exercises to maintain normal joint movement to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions
Speech and language pathologists address general communication issues and swallowing dysfunction. Treatment plans are designed for such individual needs as:
- Improvement of speech and language skills
- Verbal and nonverbal communication, including programs for the hearing-impaired
- Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing
- Appropriate diet recommendations
In many cases, short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation are covered benefits under traditional Medicare A plans as well as Medicare Insurance replacement plans, after an inpatient hospitalization. Coverage depends on meeting Medicare eligibility requirements, as well as individual plan benefits. Our Admissions team is happy to help you understand what may be covered.