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COVID-19 / Coronavirus

This Corona Virus has created challenges for many.  Some of you could use help.  We have practical suggestions from skilled therapists to assist you to function well at home.  If you are in one of these categories, call us.  Which of these situations pertains to you?  

  • Are you newly protecting someone from Covid-19 and have questions about how you can provide care better for yourself and them?   New questions about caring for your back, your mental health, their behaviors?
  • Are you taking care of someone with COVID 19 and need quick advice to do this task well while not spreading the virus?  What about how to care for a dependent person?
  • Are you newly SIP (Sheltering in Place) or WFH (Working from Home)?  Feeling overwhelmed, disorganized, or wanting to make good use of your time?  Trying to juggle needs of elders, kids, significant others, pets, neighbors who aren’t working while you are or vice versa? 
  • Would you like advice on how to prepare for a possible upcoming care situation?  Home modifications, what to expect?
  • Do you have family out of the area that you wonder how to help or you need to monitor? 
  • Are you dealing with other situations like chronic health condition?  or are you just plain scared of this pandemic; or are you just curious about how to meet some new expectation for isolation and being germ free.    

Therapy In Your Home’s skilled OTs, PTs and STs are here to help. However, in order to discern if we can make a home visit due to the current Covid-19 situation, we would need to speak with you first. The good news is that we have found that many of your needs can be answered over the phone.  Some examples of needs that we may assist with are:

  • How to help a person move up in bed without hurting your back
  • Ways to practice managing your anger or anxiety without taking it out on others.
  • Advice including some good ways to encourage those in need to do more (exercise, move more, turn off the TV) and what to do as that person recovers?
  • How to know when to get someone out of bed or leave them in bed?
  • How to help yourself get to sleep when you are worried

Our rehabilitation team has practical suggestions from years of working in peoples’ homes.  The current situation with Covid-19 poses new problems such as ways to practice good sleep habits, staying more positive, not hurting your back, keeping the environment germ free, getting your kids to listen better….   Again, we do more than suggest concepts.  We individualize the solutions by listening to what will work for you and we stay in touch with you afterward until we know you are satisfied and confident.  Sometimes a single phone call is all you need!  Call us to learn how we can help your individual situation.

Although Medicare and Insurance have said they will cover some telehealth, the reimbursement is low, the complications and restrictions are high, and so payment is dubious.  Depending on what you need, we will work out the options that work for you.  Call us to see how we can help.