At-Home Occupational Therapy practitioners provide skilled services to evaluate and address the needs of their clients in relation to their desired occupations so that clients can live safely and productively in their home environment. Occupational therapy is a treatment that involves helping people live more independent and productive lives by incorporating meaningful activities to promote participation in everyday life. It is focused on improving life skills which can lead to a better quality of life.
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What are the benefits of In-Home Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy at home, is designed to help you make small adjustments to regain the ability to complete activities you do on daily basis and improve your quality of life. Occupational therapists with Kindred at Home keep your dignity at the forefront. Some of the benefits are:
Improved safety at home
Decreased fall risk
Who can benefit from In-Home Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy, while beneficial to those of all ages, is especially helpful to seniors who are regularly faced with physical, mental or psychological challenges. Therapists collaborate with both the senior and their caregivers to ensure a plan is set that works for everyone and allows all involved to reach their own individual goals.
What is At-Home Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a rehabilitation profession that focuses on improving the functional abilities of people who have physical and mental challenges. It also helps to decrease or prevent disability related to occupation, daily living skills, self-care, health conditions and developmental issues. In other words, occupational therapists help their patients increase their quality of life by teaching them how to participate in everyday tasks with as little difficulty as possible.
There are many ways that an occupational therapist can work at home with his or her clients. The first way involves educating the client’s family members about specific activities and techniques they should be doing with the client so they can continue these routines after treatment has ended and even when the therapist isn’t there.
Can Occupational Therapy be done at home?
Occupational therapy can be done at home in many different ways. Occupational therapists teach their patients how to carry out daily tasks, maintain independence and engage in enjoyable activities with less difficulty.
On the first visit, the OT will review your health history, your medications and your home. Because of this in-depth review, the first visit may take longer than follow-up visits.
Your OT will develop an appropriate 60-day plan with other members of your care team. Once the plan of care is developed, the OT or COTA will visit your home as frequently as is needed for your condition and path to recovery.
What does an occupational therapist do on a home visit?
Occupational therapists in the home setting often help patients with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and grooming. Occupational therapy is also beneficial to those experiencing memory loss or cognitive impairment which can make remembering how to do these tasks difficult. In addition, occupational therapists work on housekeeping skills like dishwashing, sweeping floors and laundry for those recovering from an injury or illness who haven’t regained their strength back yet.