With the number of older adults continuing to rise, geriatric chiropractic care has become a popular health care choice for many seniors. Chiropractic care for moderately healthy older adults can increase their mobility, lower their risk for falls, alleviate pain, and relive many chronic conditions. So, it should come as no surprise that the offices of your local chiropractors are filled with potential Home Health and Private Duty patients.
At least 92% of seniors have at least one chronic condition. Studies have shown that patients with chronic conditions such as COPD treated with chiropractic care have fewer adverse events. Including local chiropractors in your referral network provides exposure to older adults who by the very nature of their patronage are seeking symptom management alternatives.
Partnering with the chiropractic and alternative medical community is a good way of Informing seniors about how Home Health and Private Duty can assist them now or in the future. Whether these patients are recovering from injury, rehabilitating after surgery, or improving their strength they could all potentially benefit from your home health services.
- With National Chiropractic Health Month being celebrated all across the country this October, it would be a great time to introduce yourself to the chiropractors in your service area. Provide a goodie basket of swag and enlighten them on how home health care can benefit their clients.
- Fall prevention assessments are a great tool to entice chiropractic patients. Ask your area chiropractors if you can leave home safety flyers in their patient waiting rooms.
- Host a class on aging with your local Chiropractor, Nutritionist, and Acupuncturist. Talk about your agency’s services, particularly those regarding fall prevention, vestibular rehabilitation and medication management. Distribute your general marketing brochure to attendees.
- Reach out to one of your Chiropractor partners about group rates for your staff. As Home Health providers they engage in intensive tasks day after day. It’s an investment in employee wellness and loyalty.
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