Is Occupational Therapy Right for My Loved One?

If your loved one has difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs), they may benefit from Occupational Therapist (OT) at home. Occupational therapists can help people regain independence by teaching them how to perform everyday tasks.
May 9, 2023
What Do OTs Do?

There are many different types of Occupational Therapy, but all share the goal of helping people live their lives as independently as possible. OTs have the option to broaden their skills and may specialize in one or more medical concerns during their careers. The type of occupational therapy that your loved one needs will depend on their particular situation. Here are just a few specialties:

·      Gerontology (BCG)

·      Mental Health (BCMH)

·      Pediatrics (BCP)

·      Physical Rehabilitation (BCPR)

·      Driving and Community Mobility (SCDCM)

·      Environmental Modification (SCEM or SCEM-A)

·      Feeding, Eating and Swallowing (SCFES or SCFES-A)

·      Low Vision (SCLV or SCLV-A)

·      School Systems (SCSS or SCSS-A)

Some Benefits of OT Include:

·      Increased independence in activities of daily living

·      Improved quality of life

·      Enhanced cognitive functioning

·      Improved social skills

Covered by Insurance?

Some people with disabilities or chronic health conditions may only need a few occupational therapy sessions. Others may need ongoing therapy. In some cases, occupational therapy may be covered by insurance.

Ask Questions:

If you’re not sure whether occupational therapy is right for your loved one, here are some questions to ask:

·     Do they have difficulty performing ADLs?

·     Do they need help to regain independence?

·     Do they have a chronic health condition or disability?

·     Do they have cognitive impairments?

·     Do they need help managing their pain?

·     Do they need help coping with stress?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, occupational therapy may be right for you or your loved one. Give us a call today or fill out our contact form to find out if Home Occupational Therapy is right for you or you loved one.

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