VNA & Blue Water Hospice leadership honors staff quarterly through the ‘Shining Star’ program, recognizing the extras they do for each other, their patients, and the community.
Let’s get to know Muthu!
What do you do at VNA & BWH?
As a Home Health Physical Therapist, I provide evaluation and treatment of homebound patients related to neurological, orthopedic, and cardio thoracic conditions. My main role is to assess patients in their home setting and give recommendations for home environment modification to prevent fall, teach energy conservation techniques, provide strengthening program, balance training, and gait activities to restore function. I play as a team member and coordinate among skilled nurses, OT, SLP, and physicians to establish proper treatment to achieve complete rehabilitation.
Why did you choose this type of work?
I am a people person! I always want to help others to make changes in their life.
Why do you choose to work at VNA & BWH?
VNA is a good workplace, always maintain high professionalism, ethics, and values to deliver honest service to the community. VNA has respect for our professional opinion and values and provides all the resources to deliver highest standard of care.
What is a favorite memory you have of work?
I had treated some COVID patients and from hospice care. After the complete treatment from different disciplines, I have seen patients return to their normal life and they were very thankful to the VNA team for their dedicated work.
Maurene recognized Muthu as a Shining Star!
I received a phone call from a patient that wanted to share her appreciation of her physical therapist, Muthu. She could not say enough good about the therapy she received from him. She has not walked in four years and now is able to walk some with a walker because of the education and therapy that Muthu has provided her. She was happy and laughing on the phone and said he has made such a difference in her life and that she wanted us to know that what a valued employee we have. She went on to say that he had his hands full because she is no spring chicken and that she is 95 years old! What an amazing woman! Thank you, Muthu, for being such a great physical therapist and for caring about people like you do. Our agency and our community are very lucky to have you!
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