In April, CareAparent honors and recognizes the work of Occupational Therapists. Each one of these therapists play a vital role in promoting independence through solutions and assistance to those in need. CareAparent is proud to offer Occupational Therapy as one of our interdisciplinary approaches to care in the home. Our goal is to help our clients remain as independent as possible for as long as possible by helping our clients continue to live safely in home.
What is Occupational Therapy?
A practicing Occupational Therapist is a licensed and registered medical personnel. When an Occupational Therapist is in the home, they’re focusing on an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks.
What are the benefits of Occupational Therapy?
Inconspicuous risks to your physical safety can go unnoticed in the home. After a home safety assessment, an Occupational Therapist can offer strategies for individuals to manage their daily activities while reducing the risk of an injury or further decline in health. By offering these strategies, Occupational Therapists can find the right fit between abilities needed and desired activities in the home.
Cognitive and Memory Functions
Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and other cognitive conditions can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to perform basic functions in their everyday lives. Occupational Therapists evaluate individuals with cognitive impairments to determine their strengths, impairments, and performance areas. Once evaluated, a plan is created to assist clients in using tools for improvement which may include wellness programs, memory activities, routine exercises or modifications. Not only do Occupational Therapists provide support for their clients, they are also able to help educate family members through the process.
The risk of falling is a serious concern as we age. If one falls, they risk a lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation stay. Occupational Therapists can assess and analyze the potential risks that may lead to a fall. Providing potential solutions and identifying fall risk factors can allow individuals to feel comfortable and safe in their environment such as include improving balance with safety devices.
CareAparent’s Occupational Therapist
CareAparent’s Occupational Therapists can assess and focus on daily activities that could prevent an individual from aging in place. The ability to have an Occupational Therapist come into the home environment encourages and promotes staying healthy and active. If you or a loved one have any questions about our Occupational Therapy Program service, click here.
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