Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy has extensive benefits both for
elderly persons who have suffered from a life altering event, such as a fall or
a stroke, and for elderly people who have a reasonably high quality of life.
Elderly people who have occupational therapy after a life altering event
can regain a certain measure of independence.
Occupational therapy can provide training in the use of adaptive devices,
such as wheelchairs, walkers, and orthotics, to elderly persons with limited
mobility. Occupational therapy also
provides support to elderly persons suffering from depression and other
psychological conditions that impact the daily life of the elderly person.
The main goal of occupational therapy is to increase independence and
better the quality of life for people who partake in occupational therapy. A skilled nursing facility should provide occupational
therapy, with a trained occupational therapist, to residents in order to
increase or maintain mobility, elevate the mood state, and contribute to a
higher quality of life. Occupational
therapy is being used in an increasing number of ways due to the myriad benefits
of occupational therapy for patients. Asking
questions about occupational therapy and the frequency of occupational therapy
can help families determine whether a particular skilled nursing facility can
provide the optimum level of care to an elderly loved one.
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Questions about occupational therapy are just one of the
issues that should be addressed with the staff of a skilled nursing facility and
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