Do you need individualized rehab therapy? Therapy teams at Good Samaritan Society locations in 23 states are here to provide clients with care tailored to fit their needs after a hospitalization, injury or illness. They provide compassionate, exceptional care to help clients recover quickly.
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 receive the therapy they need to reach their goals,” says Martha Frohwein, director of clinical services for therapy and rehabilitation.
A variety of options
The Society offers occupational, physical and speech therapy. Patients can access all three disciplines through home health, outpatient and inpatient therapy services.
“An individual, a friend or a family member, may notice a 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, medication 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. Society locations have specialized equipment, and many services are generally covered by insurance.
Solutions for health challenges
For individuals who may have lingering side effects after having COVID-19 or who experienced social isolation during the pandemic, our rehab therapy teams can help them gain strength, improve their balance, enhance their nutrition and more.
Martha says the coronavirus could have affected a person’s health in several 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 and 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 provides the support a person needs to help them restore physical, mental and social well-being.
“Our therapists become part of the client’s journey in helping them to regain functional or cognitive skills that allow them to return to the things that are most important to them,” Martha states.
Same mission, improved model
During the past few years, the Society hired more than 850 people to join the therapy and rehabilitation team as the Society transitioned 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.
Learn more about the three types of rehab therapy here.