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Innovative Occupational Therapy at Home Health Care Agency

AT Home Care is on the cutting edge when it comes to new technology and educating their clinicians.  We are extremely proud of our therapy using Neural Muscular Electrical Stimulation technology (Vital Stim) which is used for people with difficulty swallowing. Vital Stim uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing.  At the same time, trained occupational therapists help patients ”re-educate” their muscles through rehabilitation therapy. It is used often with patients who are suffering from a stroke or other neuromuscular disorder.  There are patients who have had PEG tube feeding for years who never thought they would swallow again.  At the least, the therapy allows them a “pleasure feed” so they may enjoy the taste of food again.  The progress of this occupational therapy has increase dramatically over the last two years.   AT Home Care’s occupational therapists say their reward is almost as great as their patients.

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