What is Occupational Therapy?
Every day, adults have or develop health conditions that significantly affect their ability to manage their daily lives. With the help of occupational therapy, many of these individuals can achieve or regain a higher level of independence. When skill and strength cannot be developed or improved, occupational therapy offers creative solutions and alternatives for carrying out daily activities.
Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the “skills for the job of living” necessary for independent and satisfying lives. Services typical include:
- Customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
- Comprehensive home evaluations with adaptation recommendations
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
- Guidance to family members and caregivers
Treatment plans developed by our licensed occupational therapists are designed to reach an individual’s highest level of independence. Activities to improve self-care, homemaking tasks, medication management and kitchen skills are often incorporated to allow clients to return home.