Our Proactive Approach Enables Residents to Age in Place
In most instances where physical therapy is provided in assisted living facilities, it is provided as a response, or reaction, to injury or trauma. A resident falls; her doctor prescribes PT; and the facility brings in a physical therapist with whom they work to help her recover.
At Blue Sky Therapy, however, our approach is much different, and it comes with clear advantages:
- Continuity of Care. Our physical therapists don’t just work with assisted living facilities, they work in them. When we partner with a facility, our therapists maintain an on-site staff presence and work closely with other staff and providers to become familiar with residents and their changing needs.
- Proactive Treatment. Our main goal is not to provide reactive services to promote recovery, but, rather, proactive services to promote prevention and overall wellness. Through quarterly screenings and regular communications with nurses, our physical therapists are able to identify residents’ PT/OT needs as soon as they arise and are able to provide prompt treatment, so that injury, and further decline, can be avoided.
- Aging in Place. By preventing injuries and improving overall wellness, our proactive approach allows residents to sidestep some of the events that could displace them to a hospital or other facility, thereby enabling them to age in place and maintain their quality of life.
Building Partnerships Builds the Community
Our proactive approach doesn’t stop at residents. In addition to being forward-thinking about their care, we’re also forward-thinking about the other relationships we establish along the way.
In their on-site capacity, our physical therapists work not only with residents and facility staff, but, also, with other home health agencies that come into the facility—and Blue Sky Therapy strives to develop strong partnerships with those other home health agencies whenever possible, so as to achieve more coordinated care and strengthen the community at large.