Occupational Therapist (OT): Teaches hand and fine motor skills. OT are effective and important components of any home health agency’s patient care and administrative teams. Occupational therapists contribute to stronger outcomes for our patients. Occupational Therapy focuses on an individual’s ability to perform the broad range of everyday life activities. Our Occupation therapists promote independence by improving the skills required to perform these activities and/or teaching alternative ways to accomplish them.
Based on a thorough evaluation, the therapist will create a customized treatment plan designed to improve skills and maximize functional abilities based on priorities and personal goals. Occupational therapy helps individuals regain day to day skills such as dressing and feeding. Occupational therapy can strengthen outcomes related to mediation management and daily management of conditions such us but not limited to:
Cognitive and behavioral health conditions
– Our trained OT staff will address daily routines, medication adherence, self-management, and stress management strategies. Our OT have a core knowledge base in psychosocial issues, which equipped them with the knowledge on how to address behavioral health conditions and train caregivers to provide appropriate cues and support to our patients with cognitive limitations to optimize performance and reduce agitation or confusion.
– Our Occupational therapist will address different aspects of diabetes management such as blood sugar monitoring, hygiene and foot care, physical activity, meal planning and preparation, healthy coping strategies, and safety ambulation. Our skilled OT staff can also train patients with diabetes to use compensatory strategies for vision, sensory, or motor loss that may interfere with their daily activities.
-Our Occupational therapist will address strategies to conserve energy and reduce the demands of activities, while integrating appropriate physical activity and self-monitoring. Our OT will assist patients to master new activities—daily weights, modified diets—and incorporate these activities into regular routines.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
– Our Occupational therapist will address strategies to conserve energy, reduce the demands of activities, and self-monitor to avoid exacerbations as well as assist patients to incorporate pacing, planning, and stress management into daily activities.