There is no place we’d rather be helping people than in their homes. That’s partly because the philosophy of whole-person, Osteopathic Medicine began right here in Kirksville in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.
And just like Dr. Still, we also believe the best way to treat disease and injury is to promote wellness in the whole body. Dr. Still traveled around to people’s homes, too, just like we do today. Except for his horse and buggy, we have to say we think our personal approach remains largely unchanged, inspired by the best.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses provide skilled Nursing Care. They are responsible for assessing; educating and providing direct care related to your general condition.
Home health aides provide assistance with personal care such as bathing, hair and skin care and exercise.
Physical therapists teach you strengthening exercises, which often increase your physical independence and confidence. They instruct you in the use of equipment, range of motion, transfers, walking, balance, coordination and therapeutic exercise.
Occupational therapists assist and instruct you in achieving independence by adapting your tasks to your environment. They offer valuable aids to daily living.
Speech therapists evaluate any problems you may have and assist you with your ability to use or understand words, articulation and voice therapy.
Medical social services help you maintain or improve your social, functional and physical health with the help of a social worker.