Occupational therapists assist people in living life to the fullest.
Hope Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapists (OTs) are regulated health professionals who promote health, well-being and quality of life by enabling individuals, families, organizations and communities to participate in occupations that give meaning and purpose to their lives. Occupational therapy is a type of health care that helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the things that are important to them — everyday things such as self-care, being productive and leisure activities.
Highly trained professionals who help individuals determine and address their personal and professional occupational goals so that they may lead productive and satisfying lives with minimal dependence on family and society at large.
A continued need for occupational therapy can extend eligibility under Medicare because the need for occupational therapy alone qualifies Medicare patients for continuation of the home health benefit and thus for any dependent aide and medical social work services the patient needs
Plan of Care
Occupational therapists can help other agency staff understand the most effective techniques to assess patient needs, activities of daily living (ADLs), and instrumental ADLs to more correctly complete and develop a plan of care.
Management of conditions
- Gait and balance improvement
- Muscle strengthening
- Range of motion
- Post-surgical therapy
- Functional transfers
- Activities of daily living
- Use of assistive devices
- Home anodyne therapy
Occupational Therapist in the Home
Therapy is a big part of recuperating from injury or living with a long-term illness. When it comes to occupational therapy in particular, many benefits are posed to the ill, injured or elderly. This branch of therapy helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also referred to as occupations. Interventions can help children with disabilities so they can fully integrate in social situations. They can help people recover from injury and they can help in assisting the elderly in adapting to physical and cognitive changes.
- Individualized evaluation to determine goals
- Customized plan designed to improve performance of daily activities
- Recommendations for adaptive equipment and training
- Guidance for family members and caregivers
- Outcomes evaluation on a periodic basis to ensure goals are consistently being met. If not, adjustments can be made to the plan to accommodate setbacks or unexpected progression.
Occupational Therapy Benefits
Regardless of age or illness, though, it’s clear there are many benefits associated with home health occupational therapy.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
- Allow the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
- Help improve self-esteem
- Encourage social interaction
- Reduce stress
- Enhance communication
- Help patients regain strength
- Help patients reinstate the abilities they had before OR help them adapt to changes in their abilities
Call Hope Health Care Services, Speak with a qualified home health assistant.