Brookdale Lakeway Living Assisted Living resident Lorraine Kaplan, left, practices walking with the help of St. David's physical therapist Kristan Cogan Sais on Aug. 17.

When Lorraine Kaplan broke her hip this spring, there was debate about how much she could recover after leaving skilled nursing. Because Kaplan, 89, was now in memory care for dementia, her family didn’t know if she would pursue home health care to provide physical therapists to build her strength, as well as people to help with wound care or attend hospice care to do so. comfortable.

The Kaplan family used the new St. David’s Home Health programs and St. David’s Hospice & Family Care to do an evaluation of Lorraine Kaplan through the hospice program, which determined that it was not yet time for hospice care because she could still get better physically. . HealthCare at Home then began scheduling home health visits for physical therapy, nursing care and even music therapy.

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