The hospice benefit specifically provides physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, and speech-language therapy services for those hospice patients that would benefit from such therapy. Rehab therapies play a limited role in hospice care. The physical therapist can evaluate your loved one’s ability to move around safely in the home or facility and evaluate all the equipment. An Occupational Therapist can evaluate the ability of your loved one to accomplish his activities of daily living where as the speech language therapist is especially trained in helping your loved one who might be experiencing difficulties in swallowing food, speaking or communicating in any way.
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