Occupational Therapy Treatment

Your occupational therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your occupational assessment and your personal goals. Treatment will be adapted to maximize your independence with self care. Treatment options include:

  • Activities of daily living: Treatment focuses on participating in self-care and improving the performance of everyday tasks such as:
    • Bathing
    • Cooking and self-feeding
    • Dressing and grooming
    • Driving
    • Using a computer
    • Daily chores without re-injury
  • Compensating for vision and memory loss: Your occupational therapist can help you adapt your surroundings for increased safety and functionality.
  • Regaining manual dexterity: Occupational therapists can help you work on fine motor skills to improve your writing and manipulation of small objects.
  • Learning to use adaptive equipment: If necessary, your occupational therapist will teach you to use specially modified equipment to simplify work and conserve your energy. Adaptive equipment is used to make everyday activities easier.
  • Role participation and community reintegration: Treatment can include adapted techniques and strategies for performing household work, managing finances and grocery shopping. Therapists may ask you detailed questions about your home environment, such as bathroom or kitchen set up, to determine any safety concerns and make equipment recommendations. Treatment may include simulation of the home environment to have you learn how to complete tasks safely and to identify concerns.
  • Education: We will provide education for both you and your caregivers. Oftentimes, the family and caregivers must learn how to assist you with a safe transition to home.
  • Discharge plan: Occupational therapists work closely with the medical and case management team to make recommendations for discharge, such as continuation of rehabilitation, long-term placement or home services.


Link:

https://www.nm.org/conditions-and-care-areas/rehabilitation-services/occupational-therapy/occupational-therapy-treatment

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