Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapy is a profession within the health and rehabilitation field that can improve the quality of life for many people. Occupational therapy can be utilized by patients of all ages who need specialized assistance in order to lead an independent and fulfilling lifestyle due to emotional, social, physical, or developmental problems. Occupational therapists use their services to provide patients with the ability to complete tasks that are meaningful to the patient, such as eating, dressing, or working. The main focus is not what the matter with the patient is, but what matters to the patient. Occupational therapists also have additional training to work with those suffering from mental illnesses or emotional problems, such as depression or extreme anxiety. Services in in-home occupational therapy may include a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s environment, such as the home or workplace. They then use their services to adapt the environment to fit the patient. When working in home healthcare, occupational therapists provide their services to patients who do not have the ability to leave the home.

Types of Occupational Therapy

Because occupational therapy encompasses all ages, there are a variety of different types. Some of the most common types of occupational therapy include:

  • Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Rehabilitation

Those who strive to participate as active members of society but are held back due to physical, mental, emotional, or developmental difficulties may find occupational therapy services beneficial. Additionally, patients who are unable to leave their home can benefit from home healthcare occupational therapy services.

In-Home Occupational Therapy Services

Shepherd In-Home Occupational Therapy Services

  • Adaptive training for successful completion of daily living activities
  • Custom orthotic fabrication for the hand and arm of stroke patients and patients with contractures
  • Evaluation of and fitting for adaptive equipment for stroke patients and amputees
  • Instruction in energy conservation, work simplification and joint protection to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses
  • Perceptual motor training to help control small and large muscle groups
  • Treatment focuses on developing each client’s functional skills and is tailored to meet the specific needs of each disability