Therapists at Good Samaritan Society locations in 24 states want you to know it’s safe to seek care. From extra cleaning to social distancing and protective equipment, Society staff members are going above and beyond to keep all those under our care healthy.
Can’t travel? Society staff members can work with you in the comfort of your own home in areas where Good Samaritan Society - Home Health services are available.
“We are a positive group of individuals that want to help people safely receive the therapy they need to reach their goals,” Martha Frohwein, director of clinical services for therapy and rehabilitation, says.
A variety of options
Martha says the Society offers occupational, physical and speech-language therapy. Patients can access all three disciplines through home health, outpatient and inpatient therapy services.
“An individual themself, a friend or a family member, may notice decline in function which is affecting their quality of life. They may see changes in their balance or stamina while walking; challenges with dressing or memory issues. If so, it may be appropriate to have an assessment to determine what their needs might be and how we can best support them,” Martha says.
Whether you receive a referral from your doctor following surgery, illness, or an injury, or you or a family member notice a decline in function; you can call a Society location to discuss your needs with the rehabilitation team. For struggles with daily activities, memory issues, pill box management, and more, there’s assistance available.
“Our goal is to identify the appropriate therapy to meet their needs and help them achieve their goals to return to the activities that are important to them,” Martha says.
Anybody, regardless of age, can receive therapy at the Society. Centers feature specialized equipment, and many services are generally covered by insurance.
Stronger after COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members have been rehabbing people after their fight with the virus. Martha says the coronavirus can affect your health in a number of ways:
“Breathing issues, memory issues, as well as a significant decline in strength and ability to perform normal activities of daily living are a few of them.”
She says it’s possible to get stronger after COVID-19. She sees it happening every day. Many symptoms can improve with help.
“It’s very much based on an individual care plan,” Martha says.
A plan that is an investment from not only the patient, but the therapist as well.
“You become part of their journey in helping them to regain functional or cognitive skills that allow them to return to the things that are most important to them in their lives,” Martha says.
Good Samaritan Society employees want to be a part of your journey.
Same mission, new model
More than 850 new hires have joined the therapy and rehabilitation team over the last year as the Society transitions to an in-house therapy model.
“It really allows us to embrace the mission, vision and values of our organization by allowing God’s light to shine through us. We believe therapy should be about caring for the person, not just treating the injury or illness, and being able to make a difference in the lives of those we serve,” Martha says.