IN-PERSON MEETING UPDATE
We are requiring the wearing of masks for all people who visit the Upper Valley Turning Point.
Not all groups have returned to the Turning Point. Some will continue on ZOOM or have a hybrid option. Please call 802.295.5206 and check first if you are unsure about the format or location.
This meeting list for the Upper Valley Turning Point was updated on 1/12/2022.
UPPER VALLEY TURNING POINT MEETINGS SCHEDULE
IN PERSON, HYBRID, & VIRTUAL
Full Complement of Therapy Services
• Joint Replacement
The unique needs of a stroke survivor are best treated by a team of highly skilled professionals with advanced knowledge and understanding of stroke recovery and treatment. Through our customized stroke program, we can provide the education, planning and teamwork a family needs to reduce the likelihood of another stroke. Patients will receive a prompt team response and the best available care for a safe transition back to their home.
Joint Replacement Therapy
We provide the education and guidance to reduce your recovery time and regain the function you desire. Physical Therapy is essential for recovery following joint replacement, and HCR offers intensive support and therapy to get you back on your feet, quickly. Our patients regularly report great satisfaction with their renewed ability to walk and climb stairs with minimal pain.
We offer an extensive pre-operative in-home assessment, and the proper post-operative therapy and care for greater success, reduced pain and improved overall quality of life. You’ll have access to support and therapy within 24-48 hours of discharge, and benefit from our full-time physical therapy coverage on weekends. This ensures a seamless transition back home early in the rehabilitation process.
Physical and Occupational Therapists are specially trained to help patients restore function following an illness or injury. Therapists are equally capable of helping patients maintain function when confronted with long-term, chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Many other medical conditions serve as basis for maintenance therapy as well. The advanced skills of a trained therapist are applied to prevent or slow the loss of independence with common activities of daily living such as walking, bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene tasks. With the right skilled approach, our therapists help patients live a longer, more independent life in the comfort of their own home.
Insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicare advantage, Medicaid, and several other insurance plans offer coverage for maintenance therapy services.
Energy conservation is a series of strategies used to minimize stress on joints, muscle fatigue, pain, and shortness of breath. Nurses and therapists instruct patients and caregivers to simplify daily tasks such as walking around the home, taking a shower, or getting dressed in the morning. Once they’ve learned these strategies, patients often report feeling less frustrated by their illness and have energy that lasts longer throughout the day.
A few common strategies include:
- Sliding objects instead of lifting them when possible
- Slow, deep breathing to relax and help slow down and smooth out body motions
- Sit down while brushing your teeth or combing your hair
- Dress the lower part of your body first, bringing feet up to you rather than bending
- Relocate frequently used objects in easy reach; avoid reaching far overhead
- Avoid rushing when possible
Parkinson’s Disease Management
We are dedicated to providing care to patients with Parkinson’s and offering needed support for their caregivers. Through extensive training and experience, we have gained the expertise to can help overcome day-to-day challenges. The goals for our services include:
- Gain more knowledge about PD and how to manage your symptoms
- Learn how to move safely through your home and our community
- Learn compensatory strategies to improve your ability to complete daily activities
- Be familiar with available support networks in our community
- Develop effective methods to communicate with family, friends and health care providers