You or your loved one may need occupational therapy services if the ability to perform everyday activities has been limited as a result of illness, injury, or surgery. Occupational therapy can help you regain the ability to perform daily tasks, such as eating, dressing, and bathing, as well as participate in activities that are important to you, such as taking care of yourself, going to work, or enjoying leisure activities.
During a visit to your home our Occupational Therapists can help in a variety of ways, including:
- Improving fine motor skills so that activities like getting dressed, putting on shoes, or preparing meals becomes easier after an injury or illness;
- Driver assessment and training;
- Learning strategies or how to use special equipment to meet your abilities;
- Recommending changes to your home, school, or workplace, including the installation of ramps, lowering of countertops, and widening of doorways;
- Assessment and treatment for pre-school and school-age children with learning disabilities to improve fine motor skills, writing, and to help learn self-care tasks;
- Helping you learn to navigate your community using a wheelchair or other mobility aid; and
- Recommending special seating, utensils, or other equipment.
Our goal is to provide you or the person you are caring for with personalized care to restore the ability to perform tasks and maintain a safe, independent and enjoyable lifestyle. Our occupational therapists will develop a customized plan to support seniors, adults and children in learning or relearning the skills you need to live independently.