When Daily Tasks Are Daunting, Occupational Therapy Can Help
Most people take for granted their ability to perform simple daily tasks, such as shopping, doing the laundry, bathing, driving or even using the telephone. Those are the daily occupations of living. But for people returning home from a hospital or a skilled nursing facility because of an illness or surgery, even daily tasks can seem daunting. Empathy Care’s professional occupational therapists can make all the difference.
Occupational therapists are specifically trained to identify limitations in function and formulate a plan of treatment that enables patients to function at their highest possible level. And, with increased function comes restored confidence in making your life your own once again.
But occupational therapists do more than develop programs and help patients learn techniques for managing daily tasks. They’re also adept at assessing a patient’s home for safety and making recommendations for adaptive equipment. A patient’s overall physical capacity and cognitive ability are also evaluated and treated by the occupational therapist.