Occupational Therapy is a term you often hear in health care situations, but the problem is that most people may not really know exactly what occupational therapy is, or what it entails. One definition of occupational therapy is,
“the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.”
So what does that mean? Occupational therapy is designed to assist people regain skills that are used in everyday (occupational) activities. There are so many circumstances when occupational therapy can be helpful. It covers the most basic tasks, like bathing, using the restroom, and feeding or dressing oneself, but also helps with much more complex activities like driving, employment skills, and even financial management.
Occupational Therapy and Benefits
You may be wondering who can benefit from occupational therapy? Some examples are people with disorders, people who are recovering from a stroke or other serious health issue, or people recovering from an accident. No matter the age, people recovering from an accident or people with brain injuries often have to relearn how to do many of their daily tasks.
OT (occupational therapy) can be used to serve people in a variety of settings, such as the hospital and subacute settings like nursing care facilities, rehab centers, and outpatient clinics.
Fox Subacute is a nursing facility that cares for patients after being in the hospital but still may be in a medically complex situation. They provide wound-care, dialysis, pulmonary support, ventilator weaning, and many other services. But alongside these physical needs, Fox Subacute treats the whole patient. Fox Subacute offers occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy for our residents. Fox Subacute does this because it is our mission to improve the quality of life for the residents that we call family.
Please contact us at Fox Subacute to speak with an admissions specialist and discuss our rehab services including occupational therapy. We want to care for your loved ones as you would, and with our highly skilled professional team and long history serving people in Pennsylvania, we can do just that.