Let’s look at why occupational therapy can help improve the lives of your disabled loved ones. This is one of the core components of our home care services. It allows disabled individuals the chance to experience rehabilitation even after years of pain and struggle.
We’d like to show you what occupational therapy is, why it’s important, and how it helps patients socially, physically, and psychologically.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy (OT) helps patients live on their own as much as possible by re-learning non-medical daily tasks. Especially for the elderly, this is a sensitive and difficult lifestyle adjustment. That’s the main reason why OT requires a practitioner with lots of patience, love, and kindness.
This form of therapy contrasts with medical services designed to provide relief or treatment. OT has a rehabilitative orientation. Rather than someone performing tasks for you (which is still important sometimes), the therapist focuses on training the patient. The goal is for them to gradually regain self-sufficiency.
Examples of this would include:
- Using the toilet independently
- Rising from bed
- Getting dressed
- Taking medications appropriately
- Cooking meals
So, you can see that OT covers a very wide range of daily tasks that most take for granted. This can be a very critical service for patients suffering from multiple debilitating conditions.
Advantages of Occupational Therapy with Care Connections At Home
Hiring an OT through Care Connections At Home has many patient benefits.
- Improves patient motor skills
- Helps them regain physical functions through a better range of motion, dexterity, and muscle strength.
- Prevent falls
- Improves self-esteem
- Establishes better safety mechanisms throughout the home (i.e., walk-in showers, slip-resistant floors, and wheelchair ramps)
- Greatly assists family members and other caregivers.
We’d also like to remind you that Care Connections At Home only employs fully licensed, trained, and certified OT professionals. This task requires extensive training and years of experience to perform effectively.
In addition, we also offer other specialty services that go along well with occupational therapy. We have dedicated therapists for speech therapy, physical therapy, and much more.
Care Connections At Home provides expert private duty skilled nursing services for your loved ones in Sarasota, FL. We’re fully accredited through ACHC and the Better Business Bureau. If you’d like to learn more about occupational therapy or our other services, contact us at 941-404-5760.