We are experts at being active at home
older adults need specialized care
About Active at home?
Active at Home was created after realizing many older individuals were not seeking the care they need
or were being discharged early from the care they were receiving. The negative effects of the COVID-19
quarantine furthered this issue and led to declining function and increased falls. In fact, a study
conducted in October of 2020 revealed an increase in sedentary behaviors since the pandemic started.
This was improved with moderate activity dosed over the course of several days per week 1 .
Active at Home brings quality, evidence-based treatment directly to your patient’s/resident’s homes.
We utilize a screening tool called Actively Aging, which utilizes the effects of medication interactions,
strength, balance, and other demographic features. This gives each person an individualized score that
then guides recommendations and/or treatment decisions.
actively aging assessment
- Effects of medication interactions
- Part B Medicare
- Home assessments and modifications
- Balance screening
- Falls risk assessment
Physical therapy after COVID-19 led to lower incidence of mortality
A study done by Ambrose and colleagues reviewed 1,314 patients admitted for COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020, into groups based on whether they received physical therapy.
Patients prescribed physical therapy were typically older, lower levels of function and more comorbidities. According to an article by Healio, the author writes:
“Despite being at a lower level of function before contracting COVID-19 and having higher rates of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, patients who received physical therapy had a lower rate of mortality at 12% vs. 25% in the non-physical therapy group.”
That’s an amazing finding!