Occupational Therapy Services for Seniors

What is Occupational Therapy?

Most people of all ages have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems that affect their ability to perform day-to-day activities of life. In order to help them regain their Independence, we at CareGivers provide Occupational Therapists at home who are fully skilled in their fields and provide intensive care using Occupational Therapy treatment by which the person can perform daily activities without any help and improve their social, emotional, and physical well-being. An occupational therapist is trained to take a therapeutic approach to a patient’s everyday activity. This approach may include physical, psychological, sensory, and cultural aspects based on the given task. As each person is different, their tasks of daily life differ too. An Occupational therapist will make a customized individual agenda with the person after understanding their abilities and goals. They may recommend methods and equipment that will help the person carry out these activities seamlessly. Occupational therapists offer practical advice to support people carrying out daily activities.

Two individuals engaging in occupational therapy service conversation

What do Occupational Therapists do?

  • Help people go through physical changes to have work balance
  • Help people in their thinking to remember things to carry on working
  • Assist people with disabilities to take part in social, sports, or group activities.
  • Help special children fully participate in school activities.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapists assess and address independence in personal self-care, domestic tasks, work-related activities, functional abilities at school, leisure, and socialization. CareGivers provide Occupational therapists in your comfort space, so you don’t have to look out for anyone out there. Based on your needs we provide services such as;

  • Low vision therapy
  • Body mechanics
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Sensory development
  • Fall Prevention
  • Hand therapy
  • Balance Training
  • Memory Rehabilitation
  • Life Transitions
  • Provide Assistance to Caregivers
  • Time Management training
  • Stability in Conversations ( COPD/ elderly clients)
  • Home transformation suggestions
  • Assisting in the use of mobility devices
  • Task planning
  • ADL equipment for sensory and cognitive defects.
  • Assisting in Movement maintenance
  • Assisting in the use of Wheelchair and Seating aids.

Occupational Therapy to Enhance Your Daily Life

Improves an individual's Independence

Due to a few conditions, people feel they have lost their ability to complete tasks, Occupational therapy helps patients to get back on their feet and enables them to complete personal tasks such as bathing, dressing, and having meals with little assistance, this helps the patient regain their independence.

Improves Range of Motion and Strength

Stroke, surgery, or arthritis can bring changes to the movements in the joints. Occupational therapy can improve the range of motion through Proper body positioning, Compensatory prevention of techniques, and Passive and Active range of motion. These techniques can help the patients to build strength by reducing pain and improving muscle balance.

Improves Functional Cognition

Occupational therapists address cognition in relation to functional necessity. OT focus on practicing skills using activities that require problem-solving, reasoning, attention, and organization to improve the cognition of the patient required to complete necessary functional tasks.

Who needs Occupational Therapy?

A person who struggles with any kind of daily tasks may need occupational therapy to improve their living conditions.

Occupational therapy for adults is especially for the people who have gone through or have below conditions;

  • Arthritis or Chronic pain
  • Suffered a Heart stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Having Low Vision
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Memory loss issues
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Undergone joint replacement
  • Poor physical Balance
  • Mental health issues
  • Behavioral issues
  • Spinal Cord Injury

An occupational therapist can also help kids with birth disabilities such as

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Developmental delays
  • Traumatic Amputations
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Severe Injuries or Burns
  • Spina Bifida
  • Learning problems

What to Expect

Occupational Therapist at CareGivers is responsible for enabling the individual to develop, improve and recover in regard to any condition and injury as well as assist them in maintaining the skills required to execute day-to-day activities.

Generally, an OT is responsible for a wide range of duties related to patient care, depending on the tasks.

  • The Occupational therapist will begin by reviewing the person’s medical history and ask them questions about what they do in their day-to-day lives. The OT may ask to watch the patient carrying out a few tasks.
Individual undergoing occupational therapy treatment while squeezing ball
  • The OT may evaluate the patient’s home, school, or workplace to see if they can find ways to improve them.
  • Once the occupational therapist has an idea about the person’s conditions and needs, they will use that information to develop a treatment plan and help them meet their specific goals.
  • The OT may recommend special equipment such as wheelchairs, and seating aids and help the patients or their caretakers to use the equipment.
  • After a few weeks or months, the Occupational therapist will assess the person’s progress. They will ask how the person is accomplishing their goals. They may also suggest changes in the plan of treatment at this stage if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any person who struggles with the maintenance of health, prevention of disability, and improvement of participation in occupations after illness, accident, or disability.

A Physical Therapist focuses on improving the patient's ability to move their body whereas an Occupational Therapist focuses on improving the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living.

Occupational therapists are health care professionals who work with people of all ages with various health issues. They work to adapt surroundings and tasks to help people live better with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.

They work in many different settings such as clinics, hospitals, and nursing facilities and can also work in the comfort of your home.

  • Keep your reports ready for the physiotherapy session
  • Ensure that your therapist is well aware of your medical history
  • Choose a comfortable space in your house to perform physiotherapy
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