Home-Based Therapy Services

Capernaum’s home-based therapists understand the challenges of having a home-bound or newly-diagnosed child, recognizing how the entire family is impacted by this life-changing event. Whether it’s a short-term post-operative recovery or a long-term chronic disease, we are sensitive to the fact that we are guests in your home with the privilege of training and equipping you to meet the needs of your child.

Our supportive therapists use a play-based, sensory motor approach to help your child achieve developmental milestones and maximize their functional potential. Suggestions are given to make your daily routine as therapeutic as possible. Capernaum therapists are passionate about helping families find joy in the journey of raising their children!

Capernaum offers home-based physical, occupational, and speech therapy for infants and children who are:

  • Birth to three
  • Medically fragile (e.g., immunosuppressed)
  • Technologically dependent (e.g., requires a ventilator to stay alive)
  • In a family situation with undue hardship (e.g., both parents are disabled)
  • Post-operative/temporarily homebound
  • Residents of selected Twin Cities metropolitan service areas

Here are a few of the many benefits of Capernaum's home-based services:

  • Children seen at home are happier and more relaxed which can lead to increased participation and better outcomes. 
  • Therapy at home reduces the chance of exposure to infection and communicable illness for children who are immunosuppressed.
  • Attendance is improved for medical appointments.
  • Transportation stressors are eliminated.
  • Capernaum works closely with all other care providers and medical specialists to provide the most comprehensive support for families.
  • Caregivers are taught to monitor and report change, making therapy more meaningful and promoting involvement, understanding, and acceptance.
  • Therapists can help assure that the most appropriate, functionally-supportive equipment is ordered and that the home environment is adapted for equipment/therapeutic benefit.
  • Physicians receive evaluations, regular progress reports, and reassessments reinforcing their plan of care. Weekly phone updates can be provided to physicians upon request.

Home-based therapy, as a part of the overall healthcare plan, can improve outcomes for medically-complex children and make a positive change in your family’s life. We hope to be a bright spot in your day when we come to your home!

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