What is Occupational Therapy? #OccupationalTherapyMonth
According tp the American Occupational Therapy Association, In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
- customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.
Please visit http://www.aota.org for more information regarding Occupational Therapy.
About Hands of Compassion #HOC #BESTHOMEHEALTH
Hands of Compassion HomeCare is a Medicare-certified, CHAP accredited, and licensed Home Health Agency that cares for qualified elderly and disabled persons. Services provided include: Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Aides and Companions. They serve 34 counties in Texas and have locations in both Midland, Texas and Abilene, Texas. For the last 5 years Hands of Compassion was recognized by Homecare Elite, which ranked them in the top 25 percent in the nation. “Healthcare that unites hands with hearts.” #BestHomehealth #HOC #Abilene #PermianBasin #HomecareElite
Please contact Hands of Compassion HomeCare at 432-218-7996 for more information or visit our website at www.hochomecare.com.