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While originally designed to meet the requests of Post Acute Care and Hospital in the Home, our service has expanded to include Community Link, NEDID, Rehab in the Home, Chronic Disease Management and other services.
As well as general debility, neurological and orthopaedic treatment, our physios are able to provide specialist cardiothoracic physiotherapy in the home.
Conditions seen include:
We provide instruction to patients and carers on home O2 therapy, non-invasive ventilation and tracheostomy management as well as patient transfer and hoist techniques.
We provide subjective and objective assessment of:
We liase with the referring agency on the need for other services, ongoing care or follow-up appointments. We also liase with:
A visiting physio monitors the patient post discharge to ensure safety. We assess and progress treatment accordingly and recommend readmission if a patient is failing at home.