Rehabilitation therapy has always been focused on returning patients to their home in the quickest, safest and healthiest ways possible. But with the recent changes in healthcare costs, coverage, and policies, getting patients home feels like it can never be soon enough to a treating therapist. So how can therapists accomplish this goal in even faster ways while also maintaining safety and independence? The answer: technology.
Home modifications involving both low tech and high tech devices can do wonders for compensating for a patient’s deficits – allowing patients to stay in their homes while still working on mastering critical skills in therapy. For the OT and PT especially, keeping up with these technologies can be a critical part of developing patient plans of care. Check out these high tech devices this OT blogger uses, and these useful resources from another OT!