Surgery & Recovery Support
Are you preparing for a major surgery? Are you on the recovery process after a sudden injury? Do you care for someone who is experiencing setbacks due to an life changing medical event?
a•bridge: Aging Life Care Management offers client-centered interventions aimed at increasing independence with everyday activities. These include home care strategies, leisure & social participation, education, work, and community reintegration after a life altering event.
Recovery plans may include but are not limited to:
Client-centered goal setting focused on developing defined and specific goals
Structured participation and instruction in functional activities around the house and/or in the community
Recommendations on appropriate environmental modifications
Training in adaptive devices
Development of client-centered home exercise program
Therapeutic activities and exercises
Services are provided to young adolescents through older adults with various physical, cognitive, or functional needs.
Call us today at 706-810-3203 to start designing a recovery plan to reach your goals.
Sarah was tri-athlete and avid rock climber before she suffered an injury while hiking the Appalachian trail with her friends. She accidently slipped down the side of a steep ravine during an intense rain pour on their month's long backpacking trip. After almost a day waiting for help due to weather related set backs, she arrived at the hospital. Medical staff determined her leg would need to be amputated. After a few months, she had spent time in the hospital and completed her rehabilitation program. Now, it was time to come home.
She wanted to return to her job and be able to take her dog Pepper outside without having to have someone always there with her. She desperately wanted her independence back and wanted to live alone again. Before the accident she had been an independent woman with a successful career and she wanted to invest the time it would take to get her back to her goals.
Although she has been able to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system so far, she wanted to know how to move forward with her life goals after injury. She reached out to the a•bridge team to develop an accessible home exercise program to maintain her strength and balance. The team was instrumental in making sure she could safely and independently move around her house in all the important areas like the kitchen and bathroom. She was given professional support to transition to using the prosetic full time and walking her dog Pepper daily. The a•bridge team even helped her adjust to grocery shopping and feeling comfortable in her workplace.
How a•bridge Surgery & Recovery Support helped Sarah: a•bridge's certified care managers took the time to understand Sarah's goals and get to know what's important to her. They worked with her to determine the best approach for adapting to her injury and collaborated with her on goals within her reach. By celebrating the small victories, a•bridge's team was able to commemorate the progress Sarah had made over the period of recovery from the accident. By incorporating their knowledge of local specialists, a•bridge's team helped Sarah get connected to the key players that enabled her have a successful outcome and regain her independence.
We focus on the strengths and abilities of our clients through integrative strategies to improve care outcomes.
Brianna Garcia Maslia OTR/L is a registered and licensed occupational therapist with the state of Georgia. She is passionate about working with clients in their home and community environments, ensuring their goals are being met in a natural and meaningful setting.
"Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)."
Let us help you learn or adapt new skills and hobbies to different environments while transitioning life skills after diagnosis or injury.