Occupational Therapy services are provided by a licensed therapist or licensed therapy assistant under the direction of the therapist. They provide exercises and practice to assist with activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, writing, or cooking.
Occupational therapy helps individuals who have physical, developmental, social or emotional limitations that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living. American Care Partners` occupational therapists instruct patients to use special techniques and equipment to improve function in basic household tasks, such as eating, bathing and dressing. The goal of this therapy is to assist the patient in becoming as independent as possible.
Occupational therapy services include:
- Assessment and evaluation of fine motor activity and treatment to improve function
- Instruction and training on dressing, meal preparation and other activities of daily living
- Strengthening of the upper body
Certified Home Health Aide Services are delivered under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed therapist. Our certified and licensed aides have experience and training in providing care in the home. An aide is assigned when there is a specific need for personal care in the home. Any duties the home health aide performs will be planned by you and the nurse and added to your plan of care.
Typical duties include:
- Shampooing hair
- Changing bed linen
- Assistance with other activities of daily living