The Almost Family difference starts with our Senior Advocacy philosophy: to address the challenges facing our aging population in a revolutionary new way. Our clinical team looks beyond the obvious needs of our patients to become advocates for their physical, mental and emotional well being. Whether you are faced with a new diagnosis, recent surgery, chronic health problem or a long-term illness, we can provide highly skilled and compassionate care. Our Senior Advocacy programs provide specialized services to promote optimum health and help keep you independent for as long as possible. Our Registered Nurses and other staff receive advanced training and credentialing. Each patient’s skilled Senior Advocacy Care team is coordinated by a nurse care manager who works closely with the patient’s own physician to achieve the goals of treatment. Other members of the home-health team include: physical, occupational and speech therapists, to increase the patient's strength, mobility, safety and communication; medical social workers to identify resources and offer counselling and support; dieticians, and other specialists.
Surgery and various medical conditions can cause difficulties with your ability to walk, take care of yourself, communicate and do the things you normally do. Almost Family Services provides a complete range of therapy services that will help you maximize your ability to be safe and independent. Our experienced professionals are specially trained in these fields:
Physical therapy assists you to regain your strength and maximize your ability to move about, walk, prevent falls and improve balance. Home physical therapy may be appropriate for you if you have experienced a decline in function related to surgery, stroke or medical condition.
Occupational therapy helps with everyday tasks such as caring for yourself, bathing, dressing and preparing food. The therapist can design a program of exercises and provide assistive devices that will allow you to achieve the highest level of independence possible.
Speech therapy assesses and assists you in regaining or improving communication and swallowing. Difficulties with speaking, reading, swallowing, problem solving and memory may benefit from speech therapy.