We are excited to announce our partnership with Patient Care Therapy Group who will focus on strategically educating and proactively addressing fall prevention and conditions that may delay the optimization of all resident outcomes. PCTG will apply a functional medicine approach to all care plans and design preventative & rehabilitative solutions to combat all movement, cognitive, physical, and language disorders; in the most natural way possible and in the most ideal setting; a resident’s home environment. By infusing holistic clinical practice with functional medicine, all residents they serve will be able to add life to their years while having fun!
Leading the charge, Therapy Program Manager Adam Nadle & lead Physical Therapist, Dr. Ryan Schoenborn, PT, DPT will be spearheading our local efforts as we look to serve and protect the functional independence of our seniors.
If you keep up with the news, you may have seen headlines like these: “Doctor shortage may reach 120,000 by 2030,” “How can we remedy the shortage of health care providers?” and “US faces looming shortage of primary care physicians.” — Given the importance of primary care, this isn’t good news.
The Future of Team-Based Health Care—
P.T.s aren’t seeking to replace primary care physicians but are able to provide primary health care within the scope of their training and expertise, which is low-cost, low-risk, and proven effective for many common medical conditions. Primary care providers in team settings need to be able to evaluate and manage a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, and disorders. No one profession can do it all. An ideal primary care team will be able to triage and direct the patient to the right team member. For example, chronic back pain would be referred to the team’s physical therapist, the flu symptoms referred to the nurse practitioner, and the more obscure symptoms referred to the physician.
If this model has worked for the military for over 50yrs, why is it taking so long to be practiced with civilians? Thankfully, with Patient Care Therapy Group and our collaboration with Patient Care Medical Group the wait is now over!
People with great passion can make the impossible happen. As we age, it is not uncommon for communication skills to decline. However, with the help of speech therapy, seniors can improve their communication abilities and enhance their overall quality of life. Seniors can enhance cognitive abilities and memory through speech therapy exercises, with the goal of improving daily living activities and social interactions through improved communication.
Patient Care Therapy Group believes that success is not a big step taken in the future, but rather a small step taken now. We love our patients. We love what we do. Frailty, we’re coming for you!