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Physical Therapist

Company: Tropical Health LLC
Location: Snellville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Physical TherapistThe role of the physical therapist in hospice care differs from that of the therapist as a member of a rehab team. There are fundamental role changes physical therapists must implement to gear their services toward the hospice care sector. Physical therapists contribute to the care of the hospice patient, as they change from a controlling role to a role of problem solver and listener, points out a study by the NIH.Job Functions:Assist the patient in maintaining functional abilities for as long as they possibly can.Reduce the burden of care for all caregivers involved, including close friends and family members.Assist in pain control.Provide hospice nurses with valuable assistance in caring for their patients.When it comes to delivering direct patient care, physical therapists play a major role in the hospice care team, providing such key services as:Pain management and reliefPositioning to prevent pressure sores, lessen pain, prevent contractures, and help with breathing and digestionEndurance training and energy-conservation techniquesGait training, transfers, safety instruction, stair climbingTherapeutic exercisesManagement of edema, a condition characterized by an excess of water in the bodyEquipment recommendations, training and modificationHome modifications (if necessary)Physical therapist will be expected to work at teaching the patient to move efficiently and safely, of course, but to also educate the patient's care givers so they can get to know the routine. Physical therapists, as with many members of the hospice care team, may also take on the role of counselor, bringing strong communication skills to each interaction.

Keywords: Tropical Health LLC, Roswell , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Snellville, Georgia

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