Occupational Therapists (OT) are safety experts and work to keep you safe and independent in your home. As part of the normal aging process, our natural abilities diminish and we require assistance or changes to maintain independence and age safely at home. They provide an evaluation in your home to assess your skills, abilities, and safety and make recommendations that meet your needs and reassure your family.
When would an Occupational Therapist help you at home?
- If you want to be safe and independent in your home
- If you are having difficulty with opening your medications and taking them accurately
- If you are worried about tripping or falling or having difficulty getting in and out of the tub or shower
- If your vision has diminished and is keeping you from performing certain tasks including reading and paying your bills
- If you are living with pain and discomfort in your hands, knees or other joints from arthritis
- If you have suffered a stroke and can’t do the activities that you enjoy doing
- If you or a loved one has had a spinal cord injury
For more information, visit these links from the American Occupational Therapy Association >>