Keep the skills you have gained through physical therapy and further improve functional ability with Home Fitness Care.

 

Without regular and consistent exercise the skills gained through physical therapy will be lost quickly and often leaves the individual with less function than prior to receiving physical therapy. 

 

Home Fitness Care is personalized exercise training delivered by a certified personal trainer with geriatric exercise experience two to three times a week exercise training at an ongoing basis.

 

Consistent and ongoing appropriately supervised exercise is aimed at helping clients

  • maintain skills gained through physical therapy and further improve in function and fitness

  • slow down age- and disease-related declines 

  • prevent falls and injury

  • prevent frailty, muscle weakness, and instability

  • improve mood, reduce pain, and feel better

  • stay independent longer

  • perform and execute exercises correctly and safely which is especially important with cognitive declines and memory problems

  • avoid inactivity-related declines in functional ability and health

  • add years to their life and quality of life to their years 

 

Home Fitness Care is provided by fitness professionals and is not to be confused with Home Health. Home Fitness Care is provided by certified personal trainers with Senior Fitness Certification, or are Exercise Physiologists, Medical Exercise Specialists, FallProof Balance & Mobility Specialists, and/or Stepping On workshop leaders.

 

Home Fitness Care possibilities 

  • Provided two to six days per week training to ensure older adults receive supervised exercise 

  • Ensures that exercises are being continued as recommended by the healthcare provider or the physical therapist

  • The personal trainer can monitor your vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse

  • Fall risk screening every one to three months of training

  • Balance and mobility assessment, and senior fitness test every three to six months

  • Exercise programs are specifically tailored to the client's health, medical status and wellness goal and are adapted to changes in health and medical status throughout the age-span

 

What you need to get started

  • Signed 'Medical Release for Exercise and Testing' from the healthcare provider

  • Complete a Health and Medical History Questionnaire and other administrative forms

  • Physical therapy discharge notes or documentation of exercises your physical therapist want you to continue with

 

An individualized exercise program may include the following

(1) resistance training exercises

(2) stretching and range of motion exercise 

(3) multisensory balance and mobility training 

(4) cardiovascular exercise training 

(5) falls prevention and intervention programming


Many of our clients 90+ years of age (our oldest client is currently 98) have been able to avoid and eliminate assisted living or nursing home care.

 

Where we provide Home Fitness Care

We provide Home Fitness Care in the comfort and privacy of our client's home, independent living, assisted living, adult care home or other senior living residence.

 

Palliative Fitness Care

Palliative exercise is provided for clients in the advanced stages of a life-threatening disease. The therapeutic exercise program is designed to slow down functional declines due to the disease process, improve circulation and digestion, reduce pain, maintain muscle strength and prevent frailty, help decrease fatigue, reduce symptoms and improve mood.

Contact Fitness & Function

Mailing address:
4804 NW 
Bethany Blvd. Suite 12 #167

Portland, OR 97229

info@fitnessandfunction.com  |  Phone: 503-267-1030