What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy, or OT, is a kind of therapy used to help people develop, maintain, or recover the ability to engage in their usual activities or occupations. Occupational therapists like our skilled nursing professionals at Foothill Heights Care Center are trained to use a variety of methods that may include technological assistance or changes to the patient’s environment. These therapies are available for all our residents, seven days a week. Below are just a few of the possible benefits of working with an occupational therapist:
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
- Restoring independence in seniors so that they can engage in daily activities without assistance.
- Reducing the likelihood of falls or other accidents.
- Improvement of mental health and general well-being.
Who can Occupational Therapy Help?
The occupational therapists at Foothill Heights are specially trained to work with seniors and patients recovering from surgery but OT can also benefit others:
- Patients recovering from stroke
- Patients with neurological or musculoskeletal disorders
- Individuals with intellectual disabilities