Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
203.458.4200 Guilford Office
203.288.1623 Hamden Office
Serving Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Northford, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Westbrook, Woodbridge, CT

Physical Rehabilitation in the Home

VNA Community Healthcare’s physical rehab therapists work in the home with patients to maximize activity and physical independence.  We teach patients how to use devices that assist with mobility and range of motion, how to control pain, and how to perform exercises that improve strength, balance and coordination.  We partner with you to achieve your goals and we take great professional satisfaction from each milestone.

Home-based Therapy begins with a referral.  Contact our Transition Care Department to find out if you qualify for home health care. Our therapists then assess each patient and create a home care treatment plan with goals for recovery.   We also conduct home safety evaluations to recommend an atmosphere that promotes increased mobility and confidence.

Our patients span many ages and medical conditions. We treat patients who have had elective joint replacement surgery.  Before surgery, we are available for home health care consultation and advice on setting up the home to support the recovery process. Other clients include those with an ongoing medical condition that has gotten worse, elderly patients recovering from falls, those who have recently had a stroke or other event, and patients with arthritis or Parkinson's disease. We evaluate each case and make recommendations on adaptations that will allow the patient to remain at home.

Therapy includes exercise, education, and treating pain. A home care treatment plan includes therapeutic exercises to improve the patient’s range of motion and increase strength, coordination, balance, and endurance. Our therapists train patients and their caregivers to use assisting devices, including canes, walkers, crutches, as well as transfer techniques and bed mobility. When patients are in pain, we recommend modifying activity to control pain.

Home-based Therapy Makes Sense When:

  • you plan to have elective joint replacement surgery
  • you want to evaluate the safety of your home
  • you have an ongoing medical condition such as chronic heart failure, COPD or diabetes that has gotten worse
  • you need advice on adapting a home for recovery or using assistive equipment
  • you have recently fallen, had a stroke, or other medical event that has made mobility more difficult
  • you are continuing therapy after a stay in short term rehab facility
  • you have noticed reduced strength, coordination or balance

Better Balance Prevents Falls -
Better Balance Prevents Falls - Paul provides Estelle with exercises to improve her balance in the home