Occupational therapy, while beneficial to people of all ages, is especially helpfol to seniors who are regolarly faced with physical, cognitive or psychological challenges. Therapists collaborate with both the patient and their families/caregivers to ensure a personalized plan is set that works for the individual patient and allows them to reach their goals.
Occupational therapists (OTs) help patients get back to daily activities they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Some benefits of Occupational therapy treatments for senior citizens include:
- Overcoming daily life challenges. Occupational therapy helps seniors adapt to some of the challenges they face each day, whether it be dressing, feeding themselves, home management or participation in social activities.
- Preventing falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, and occupational therapists can help them to problem-solve the best way to stay active while avoiding falls.
- Home environmental modifications. Occupational therapists can help seniors acquire client specific devices like a bathtub bench or grab bars to improve safety. With the guidance of an occupational therapist, seniors can learn how they can optimize their homes to promote maximum participation in activities of daily living.
- Better health and wellness. Occupational therapy can have a positive influence on mental health and life satisfaction. Therapists provide a unique educational approach to provide support for seniors experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Our Occupational Therapy Services include:
An evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and maximize independence and safety in their home environment. Our therapists are experts in balance training and fall prevention, and also trained in addressing visual and cognitive deficits.