First & Main of Auburn Hills
Physical therapy services at this location are solely for First & Main assisted living residents only.
An assisted living community is designed for those individuals who can still function, but they need a bit of extra care undertaking their daily activities. Assisted living offers additional assistance, socialization, and peace of mind to those who need it. Many assisted living communities for seniors offer more health and wellness opportunities for their residents. Physical Therapy services are just one of these health amenities that assisted living residents can benefit from. HealthQuest Physical Therapy is the proud provider of the physical therapy services at First & Main in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
There are many benefits that an assisted living resident can gain because of physical therapy. For seniors recovering from injury or illness and for those experiencing pain, physical therapy can help relieve pain and restore physical functions such as flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. The goal of physical therapy for seniors is to make daily tasks and activities easier. Physical therapists can provide preventative and restorative therapy programs. These therapy programs are built around the individual and completely customized based on his/her goals.
Why Physical Therapy at Assisted Living
A physical therapist is excellent at dealing with the issues of the residents. They can help them adapt to their new lifestyle, perhaps by helping with some compensation techniques. They can offer advice and suggestions to transitioning from independent life to one with assistance for daily tasks. This isn’t an easy adjustment, but therapy goes a long way to deal with these stresses. Physical therapy work focuses on muscle movements. Seniors with poor balance or decreased strength in their arms or legs could benefit from physical therapy sessions. Physical therapists work with patients to increase or maintain muscle tone and endurance, giving seniors a better chance at performing tasks independently and decreasing their risk of falling. The risk of falling (at any age) is dangerous. As a senior, the risks are even more detrimental, but we can help prevent falling!
Seniors who work with therapists not only can decrease risk of falling and build their endurance to complete tasks with more independence, they can gain self-esteem and even recover from hospital stays more quickly. If you think that your senior loved one would benefit from therapy services, talk to your coordinator about it.
Therapy Promotes Wellness for Residents and Employees
Therapy isn’t just for the sick and seriously debilitated. Therapy is good for the wellness of all the residents and great for pain/discomfort relief! It’s estimated that of the nearly 1 million current residents of assisted living communities across the country, 81% require some sort of therapy to complete at least one task. When the majority of the residents require therapy for just one task, it’s the job of the physical therapist to offer a solution for better wellness across all the residents.
Typically, your senior living community will work with your loved one’s doctor to get a prescription for the therapy service; then, services will begin within just a few days. The therapy services are customized to best meet the resident’s needs with specific goals set after an initial evaluation. Most therapy services are short-term, with specific goals set after an initial assessment. However, restorative programs can be ongoing and just as important as other therapy work. For more information about outpatient therapy in First & Main assisted living community, call or email our team!
HealthQuest Physical Therapy proudly provides many local senior living communities with convenient, on-site therapy services to support independence, safety and quality of life for their residents. HealthQuest Physical Therapy is your trusted, outpatient physical therapy provider in Southeast Michigan since 1999. Physical therapy services at this location are solely for First & Main assisted living residents and employees only. However, if you are interested in physical therapy services from HealthQuest Physical Therapy and are not living at First & Main, please schedule at one our of our 25+ other convenient locations where outpatient physical therapy is provided.