Net Health® Therapy for Senior Living
Keep pace with consumer expectations and stand out in the Assisted Living Facility space.
The Benefits of Offering Rehab Therapy for Senior Living
Assisted living facilities (ALFs) and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) face growing expectations from residents and their loved ones – consumers who, despite age and health challenges, increasingly want to maintain active and independent lifestyles.
To better stand out among competitors within the space, then, a growing number of senior living facilities offer on-site rehab therapy services – physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology – for the convenience and satisfaction of their residents.
In support of this critical expansion of wellness services, Net Health Therapy for Senior Living offers a comprehensive, best-in-class EHR solution that ensures these rehab therapy teams – whether in-house or through a contract therapy provider – deliver top-quality care and services.
Why Provide Rehab Therapy in Your Senior Living Facility?
As consumer expectations evolve, so must innovation among assisted living facilities and CCRCs. Offering rehab therapy services help senior living facilities align with market trends while providing other benefits such as:
Meet Resident Expectations
Keep pace with greater expectations within the senior living consumer market. Attract new residents who expect access to a higher level of quality healthcare within their community of choice.
Expand Revenue Opportunities
Diversify your facility’s revenue streams by folding physical, occupational and speech therapy services to your book of business.
Optimize Resident Care
Keep senior residents active and independent to ensure they not only stay in your community longer, avoiding the need for nursing home care, but also so they remain happy and satisfied with their care.
Differentiate Your Brand
The senior living space is competitive, so it pays to stand apart from competitors. Offering rehab therapy services enables your facility to differentiate itself from other residential and home care options.
Options for Offering Rehab Therapy Services
Owners and administrators have a number of options to consider when looking to add rehab therapy services to their assisted living facilities (ALFs). For instance, who will provide the services? Who will manage these services? And, where will the services be offered?
Options for offering rehab therapy services in an ALF include offering the program as on:
Physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services will be provided in a central location on the ALF campus.
Rehab therapists will attend to patients and residents in the convenience of their individual living spaces.
Rehab therapy services will be offered through a local facility based on referral arrangements between the ALF and the clinic.
Who Provides ALF Rehab Therapy Services?
As for the question of who provides and manages rehab therapy clinics for your senior living facility residents, facilities generally have two options: develop and operate their own in-house departments, or partner with an outside contract therapy provider.
Outsource Your ALF Rehab Therapy
A rehab therapy partner can be local or regional practice with whom your ALF contracts to offer related services to your residents. Or, it can be a national contract rehab therapy company that specializes in providing physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services to senior living facilities.
Regardless of which path you go, the advantage of such a partnership significant. Doing so enables your facility to leverage the existing infrastructure of the provider, saving it from having to develop an entire new department from whole cloth – from hiring staff to managing operations such as scheduling and billing.
Develop an In-House Rehab Therapy Team
ALF and CCRC administrators who want to keep all services in-house to accommodate a particular long-term vision may consider building their own in-house rehab therapy teams. You may determine that doing so offers a level of flexibility, control and revenue generation that might not be possible by outsourcing.
The challenge, of course, is that rehab therapy is unlike other healthcare services as far as development, operations, service/treatment requirements, documentation, compliance and billing. Utilizing a comprehensive EHR specifically for the ALF space, such as Net Health Therapy for Senior Living, can help streamline your transition into rehab therapy while enabling your team to remain focused on patients.
Market Leader in Senior Living Software
Whether your team provides rehab therapy services in-house, through a contract company or via outpatient services, Net Health Therapy is a market leader in senior living software.
Smoother Care Transitions
Optimal Patient Outcomes
See it For Yourself
If you’re a senior living facility that offers in-house rehab therapy services, or you provide contract rehab therapy services for ALFs and CCRCs locally, regionally or nationally, let us introduce you to the market-leading EHR software within the senior living space. Contact us today for a free, one-on-one demo of Net Health Therapy for Senior Living.