Research: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Provide Significant Rehabilitative Value in Post-acute Care

The following is reprinted from the (AOTA). Study across 1.4 million Medicare cases indicates patients receiving these therapies have better quality of life and fewer hospital readmissions. A first-of-its-kind study shows that occupational therapy and physical therapy provide functional benefits to most patients in post-acute care (PAC) settings, with evidence of significant rehabilitative value across 1.4 million…

Study Finds Home Health Physical Therapy Lowers Re-Hospitalization Substantially

Home Health physical therapy visits can substantially lower the risk of re-hospitalization in older adults during a 60-day period, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). Re-hospitalizations are estimated to cost more than $41 billion per year, with older patients disproportionately at risk to encounter serious…