Can A Person In Hospice Receive Physical Therapy?

Are you wondering if a person in hospice can receive physical therapy? Read on to find out more about this topic!

Physical therapy is an important part of care for people living with serious illness. It helps patients maintain strength, mobility, and independence by improving muscle tone, range of motion, balance, coordination, and endurance.

Who should I contact if I have questions about physical therapy for a patient in hospice?

If you have any questions about whether a person in hospice is eligible for physical therapy, please call 1-800-Hospice (1-800-462-8240). You will need to provide them with the name and location of the facility where the patient is receiving care. They will then determine eligibility based on the patient’s diagnosis and prognosis.