At Foundations Physio we specialise in working with the elderly, we understand that this large community often have multiple conditions that need to be taken into account. After completing a detailed assessment within the patients’ own home or care home one of our expert team will work to create a treatment plan designed around their goals. As a service we know that often rehabilitation and building strength/balance can take longer, but we also know that it is possible.
Often after a prolonged hospital stay this population can come home deconditioned, it is important they have access to physiotherapy early to try and reverse these changes and recover their strength and mobility. We work with care providers to help improve mobility as well as assess safe methods of transfer to help reduce risks around falls and pressure sores and as a result reduce avoidable hospital admissions. To aid engagement and improve quality of life we often work closely with activities coordinators to provide exercise classes and locate opportunities to build exercise into the day.
We also run local classes for those in the community (Stay Fit classes) to ensure people have the opportunity to exercise and also the opportunity to socialise in a positive environment.