Home Care Specialist

Life Home Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Livingston, NJ

Based in Livingston, New Jersey, Elizabeth Lee, PT, DPT, and Noel Punzalan PT at Life Home Therapy provide home care to patients across Essex County, Morris County, Union County, Somerset County, and Passaic County who need physical or occupational therapy. Life Home Therapy physical therapists are specially trained professionals who work with you to improve and restore mobility and muscle strength in the comfort of your home. To benefit from their expertise, call Life Home Therapy today to schedule a home visit or book an appointment online.

 Home Care Q & A

What is home care?

Home care is one of the specialized services available to patients at Life Home Therapy. Dr. Lee  and Dr. Punzalan focus on helping you recover from fall injuries, stroke-related disabilities, joint replacement surgeries, and other causes of decreased mobility in the comfort of your own home.

Home care physical therapy addresses common problems like:

  • Falls risk
  • Fear of falling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Reduced endurance
  • Difficulty walking
  • Pain
  • Loss or limitation in function

The aim of home care is to improve your muscle strength and mobility, so you're better able to complete everyday activities like standing up, going upstairs, or walking down the street. Your individualized treatment plan is designed to achieve the most comprehensive recovery possible.

When might I need home care?

You might need to use home care physical therapy services if you can't leave your residence to visit Life Home Therapy. There could be several reasons for this.

You might have a condition that's so serious that leaving your home could be a health risk, or your functional mobility is so limited that you can't travel or would find it a significant challenge. Or you might not have access to suitable transportation.

You can also choose to have physical therapy at home for other reasons, but it's important to check whether your insurance covers these.

How effective is home care?

Home care offers significant benefits, such as promoting tissue healing and helping you stay flexible and retain muscle strength. Without physical therapy, people with limited mobility tend to deteriorate because their muscles waste away, joints stiffen, and connective tissues shorten.

Home care helps you avoid these problems and also combats stress and depression, conditions that commonly accompany serious health and mobility disorders.

You might have concerns that home care wouldn't be as effective as visiting Life Home Therapy for your treatment. However, your home care physical therapist has undergone specialized training so they’re able to adapt the available resources in your home.

They can also bring certain types of light equipment with them to optimize your physical therapy experience.

What might my home care treatment program involve?

Dr. Lee, Dr. Punzalan and the home care team can help you learn how to regain function through:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Balance coordination activities
  • Home safety and fall prevention
  • Best practices on moving around the home
  • Pain management
  • Training you how to sit, stand, and lie down
  • Safe, appropriate use of adaptive equipment

When you're too sick or disabled to travel, home care offers you the opportunity to benefit from the restorative, healing properties of physical therapy. 

To find out more about the home care services available, call Life Home Therapy today or book an appointment online.