Home Physio For The Elderly | Independence & Empowerment

Originally Published Oct 10, 2022

When caring for the elderly, Physio Inq prides itself on delivering exceptional aged care physiotherapy services to our communities across Australia.

This includes traveling to the patient’s home for In-Home OR residential visits. Home & residential visits are highly convenient, safe, and comfortable for the patient, family & caregivers.

Interested in why home physio is now used as a popular alternative for elderly care? Keep reading.

Benefits of In-Home Care

There are so many positives that come from caring for the elderly in their own home. Most importantly, we want the quality of life to be the best it can be. This means low stress, more convenience, and improved mental and physical well-being for all seniors.

Let’s explore more of these benefits of home physio for elderly care in more detail.

Familiar Environment
For some in the elderly population, going to a new place can be stressful and cause anxiety. Especially if it’s somewhere, they could feel judged by others. By providing care in-home, you’ll have the ease of a familiar environment and control over who is in the room.

This also increases comfort between the physiotherapist and the patient. When you are comfortable, you are more likely, to be relaxed, enjoy the session, and even get more out of the physiotherapy session. 

No Travel Required

The option to avoid driving a car or getting public transport when not needed is significantly beneficial for the elderly population. As we age, factors such as decreased vision, slower motor reflexes, and some health conditions can have an impact on the quality of driving and also the confidence of the driver.

Safety is a top priority. If any of these factors affect the patient’s driving, In-home physiotherapy care can be the right choice. At-home care helps avoid the trauma and stress of driving or getting public transport to appointments.

Access to Medications

If patients are on particular medications, they wouldn't have to bring them with them everywhere they go when they receive home physio. Elderly patients should have access to all of their health and medical needs right at home if an emergency were to happen.

Access to Exercises and Equipment

A considerable benefit of at-home care is that whatever exercise or rehabilitation equipment is needed for the session can all be transported and delivered to the patient's home with the Physiotherapist rather than having to travel to a clinic or gym. 

Since the physiotherapist has been in the client's home, they also will understand better what the client has access to, and what you don’t and better utilise and improvise with the environment of the client. 

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Elderly

As we get older, changes occur in all our body systems such as reduced muscle power, poorer balance or eyesight, increased weight, lowered coordination, painful joints, slower comprehension, and reduced ability to react quickly to circumstances

Physiotherapy has been proven application of treatment to be an effective measure of assisting with musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular problems.

Physiotherapists can identify the issues that are making the most significant impact on a client's life and help them work to improve those, leading to a better quality of life, continued independence, and improved health & mental well-being. 

The elderly population can experience a wide range of health conditions over a lifespan which might include;

  • Stroke & Parkinson's disease
  • Heart disease 
  • Falls
  • Fractures 
  • Arthritic conditions 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Dementia 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Reduced mobility 

As noted on our website for our In-home aged care physiotherapy services, there are many benefits that Physiotherapy can bring to a senior's life. They include;

  • Improve or slow the decline in performing activities of daily living
  • Reduce the decline in functional ability
  • Recuperation from fractures
  • Improves ones mobility
  • Increased muscle strength, flexibility, balance and control
  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Pain management
  • Chronic pain
  • Manage the behavioural and psychological
  • Improve cognition and mood
  • Staying active and remaining independent
  • And much more

All treatment is patient-centered with a strong emphasis on problem-solving with realistic, achievable solutions.

How To Make A Booking Or Referral

If you would like to book a full assessment with one of our expert aged care physiotherapists, you can call our team directly on 1300 731 733

Alternatively, make an appointment OR referral with us online today!

Depending on your needs & clinician availability, you may be able to see a therapist within 48 hours. 


The information provided on this blog is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.

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