Medical conditions, accidents, and surgical procedures can all contribute to a decline in functioning that makes successfully performing day-to-day skills difficult, if not impossible. And being able to perform daily activities of living—like feeding, dressing, and washing yourself—are fundamental to maintaining independence.
Our occupation therapist can help patients return to living an independent life by helping them improve their performance of activities of daily living (ADLs).
Occupational therapy is especially helpful after:
- Heart failure or heart attack
- Joint replacements (like hip or knee surgery)
- A decline in function that results in difficulty bathing, difficulty dressing, or managing household tasks
- Spinal cord injuries
- Experiencing joint pain or arthritis
- Limb fractures
- Being diagnosed with some chronic illnesses, such as COPD
- And more
Our therapy plans are designed to help patients recover as quickly and completely as possible. This, in turns, helps patients maintain the emotional and physical well-being that’s necessary for a good quality of life.
Our skilled nursing staff can:
- Evaluate the patient’s ability to complete activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Create a customized plan of care to improve the patient’s ability to complete tasks
- Provide evaluation and training for assistive devices, such as wheelchairs
- Provide supports and education for patients with neurological impairment
- Coordinate activities to promote independence
- Educate the patient on energy conservation and daily living skills techniques