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Physical Therapy
Registered physical therapists assist in patient care and rehabilitation as prescribed by the patient's physician. Services include:

  • Planning and implementing a restorative exercise program
  • Training in transfer, gait and prosthetics
  • Evaluating the home environment and recommending modifications for safety
  • Evaluating for use of equipment
  • Instructing patient and family on how to continue the prescribed exercise program
  • Monitoring and reporting patient's progress to their physician

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists assist the physician in determining a patient's ability to perform activities of daily living and help patients regain independence through teaching self-care activities.Services include:

  • Evaluating fine motor skills
  • Determining need for prosthetic devices
  • Teaching self-care activities such as dressing,cooking and writing
  • Coaching a patient on the use of prosthetics,braces and assistive devices
  • Developing a therapeutic plan with the patient and their family
  • Monitoring and reporting the patient's progress to their physician

Speech Therapy
A master's level speech pathologist, certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association, provides speech therapy to qualified patients. Services include:

  • Assisting the physician in the evaluation of speech or language problems
  • Recommending corrective therapy
  • Planning a program to improve or reestablish verbal communication
  • Assisting with swallowing disorders
  • Teaching patients and families how to participate in a therapy program

For more information on these and other Forrest General Home Care services, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445, then press 1, from 3-8 p.m., Monday through Friday, send an e-mail, or contact your local Forrest General Home Care office:

  • Hattiesburg: 1-800-844-4663 or 601-288-4344
  • Laurel: 1-800-844-3445 or 601-425-2608 
  • Lumberton: 1-800-848-5874 or 601-796-5623
  • Prentiss: 1-800-848-5861 or 601-792-8574
  • Tylertown: 1-877-889-8041 or 601-876-6121
  • Columbia: 1-855-405-9007 or 601-740-2201
  • Richton: 1-800-844-4663 or 601-788-1975
  • Picayune: 1-855-278-2260 or 601-799-0815


Medicare and Medicaid Certified

Forrest General is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, Inc.

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