Home Care specialty programs
Why use St. Anthony’s Home Care balance program?
- fall prevention – reduces the fear of falling
- improves functional mobility
- improves quality of life and builds self-confidence
- keeps patients in their home
Who can benefit?
Patients who would benefit from St. Anthony's Home Care Balance Program include, but are not limited to those with a:
- high fall risk or history of falls
- generalized weakness
- neurological issues
- vestibular issues
Balance assessment and interventions
Physical therapists use several assessment strategies and assessment tools including:
- Timed Up and Go test
- Functional Reach test
- balance grades assessment
- sensory input
- mechanical requirements
- motor components
Physical therapist’s treatment interventions may include, but are not limited to:
- strength and balance strategies
- nutrition and hydration
- individualized home exercise program with continued emphasis for on-going success
- dynamic standing balance activities and instruction
- address sensory impairments
- vestibular stimulation
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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