Occupational Therapists (OT) focus on the everyday basic activities we occupy ourselves with such as eating, bathing, dressing, and grooming as well as personal care, diet, and daily routine. Challenges performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) can be a real struggle for individuals. Occupational therapy services from Care First Home Care help you or your loved one manage everyday tasks after a serious illness or injury.
Fine motor skill training helps individuals with coordination based tasks such as working buttons and zippers, using utensils and scissors, and operating electronic devices. Therapy also includes help walking using medical devices for recovery such as orthotics or splints. The goal of occupational therapy is to improve quality of life and enable individuals to move safely and comfortably throughout daily activities.
Maintaining mobility and coordination is a key benchmark of therapy success. A regular home exercise routine helps individuals maintain and build on improvement from treatment.
On the first visit the therapist will use a functional assessment tool to help you develop a plan and accomplish activities that are important to your goal of maintaining independence in your daily life.
Your home will be your learning campus. Many times, patients are nervous to try things. Your therapist will help you build confidence and work towards regaining your maximum independence
Your Care First Home Care OT’s are experts with tips, tricks and ways to help you re-master these daily skills.
Reasons for OT:
- Strokes also known as a CVA with upper body weakness
- ADL Training (Activities of Daily living such as dressing, bathing, etc.)
- Upper body strengthening
- Adaptation to loss of mobility
- Use medical equipment, or adaptive devices
- Prosthetics (use of artificial body parts)
- Muscle Re-Education
- Sensory Treatment
- Fine Motor Coordination
- Home Exercise Program