Home Care Occupational Therapy
Rather than focusing only on physical challenges, Sunflower Home Health therapists also provide assistance with a range of emotional or mental challenges. At the beginning of our therapy program, we normally conduct an all-encompassing evaluation of the patient’s well-being. If we identify that the patient is suffering from depression or anxiety, for instance, we make sure to employ a range of specifically designed methods to help them combat these problems. We are committed to providing assistance that takes into account all of the challenges that come with physical disability.
What Are Some of the Different Types of Occupational Therapy?
Types of occupational therapy can differ considerably and are normally based on the age of the patient as well as the type of functionality they are able to gain. Overall, however, most patients requiring occupational therapy are held back in some way because of different physical, emotional or developmental issues. Take a look at some of the most common forms of occupational therapy:
- Mental health occupational therapy
- Gerontological assistance
- Physical rehabilitation following an accident or physical injury
If you are interested in finding out how Sunflower Home Health goes about providing occupational therapy to its patients, take a look at some of the following methods that we use:
- Customized training for easier completion of specific day-to-day activities
- Focusing on each patient’s disability and making sure that increased functionality is established based upon that disability
- Motor training to help control both large and small muscle groups
- Conducting an evaluation of adaptive equipment
- Instructing each patient how to conserve energy, simplify work and emphasize their strengths rather than focus on the negative
How Sunflower Home Health Can Help With Your Home Care Occupational Therapy
We devote time to each of our patients to find out the specific challenges they are faced with on a daily basis. Once we determine their needs, we make sure to provide high-quality occupational therapy that will allow them to develop effective mechanisms for dealing with daily tasks and activities. If you are looking to gain mobility and acquire additional skills and functionality in your daily life, feel free to contact our team of skilled professionals for more information. Sunflower Home Health employs a team of licensed and experienced professionals that are at your disposal for any additional consultations. Contact us today at 888-965-9088!
Frequently Asked Questions
An initial comprehensive assessment is conducted by a registered nurse to determine among other things, the appropriate disciplines including Physical or Occupational Therapy (“PT” or “OT”). Once it is determined that PT or OT is medically necessary, the PT or OT will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the patient to develop a therapy plan of care. During this assessment, the PT or OT will also assess the patient’s home environment for safety related issues and make suggestions to improve the safety of a patient’s home environment.
2. How long does a therapy visits last?
LIke nurses, the time taken by PT and OT to compete for a visit is fully dependent on the needs of the patient. The PT and OT will work within the individual time constraints of each patient.
3. What qualifies as a “home” when home health care is being considered?
Home is considered the location a patient lives. This can be the patient’s residence, a relative’s home, and any other independent living facility which would not be considered a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or intermediate care facility.