01 Apr APRIL IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH
Spotlight on Occupational Therapy
In this edition of the Alora Home Health blog, we are talking Occupational therapy. At its core, Occupational therapy helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities or occupations.
Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent injury, illness, or disability, or to or live better with an Injury or disability. 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 to 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 practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. Thank you to all the Occupational Therapists!
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