Many patients have complex health care needs and are struggling with decreased functionality due to stroke, neurological diseases, amputation and other disabilities, or aging. Dependent on the individual patient need, family or caregivers oftentimes want to know whether the person can function independently and safely.
Coordinating with the referring physician, Premier Point’s on-staff physical, occupational, and speech therapists will discuss with the patient the severity of the pain, injury, or disability, assess current functionality, and develop a therapy regimen aimed at improving, adapting or restoring functions which have been impaired or permanently lost with the goal of achieving measurable improvements. As part of the care plan development process, our therapists work with patients to establish realistic goals, and determine how many therapy visits it may take to reach desired outcomes.
Premier Point’s Occupational therapists are experts in helping patients to regain or utilize adaptive techniques to re-master skills needed for daily living and gainful employment. Therapy provided includes bowel/bladder management, bathing and personal hygiene needs; identifying and learning to use medical equipment and assistive devices; and community mobility and job performance.
Our on-staff Speech Language pathologists help patients overcome or adapt to disorders resulting from a variety of causes including brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy, hearing loss or emotional issues. We also work with Infants with injuries due to complications at birth, feeding and swallowing difficulties, including dysphagia; and social communication and cognitive-communication skills training including attention, memory, and problem solving.
Premier Point’s Physical therapists develop customized care plans based upon the specific condition presented. Plans offer a broad array of therapy techniques including directed and monitored endurance exercises; specific repeated movements to reduce symptoms; strengthening and stabilization exercises; and appropriate education regarding the patient’s role in managing their condition.
We also offer medical social worker consultation services for patients who need assistance coordinating with the community to secure living and financial management aide, or referrals for crisis intervention and long-term planning.