At-Home Occupational Therapy

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Home Health Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) for home health patients helps individuals identify and work on activities of daily living without the inconvenience or risk of traveling to a separate location. Occupational therapists help home health patients regain the ability to take care of themselves, including activities like dressing, bathing, grooming, and meal preparation. They may also work on fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, and physical strength to restore the patient’s overall quality of life. Our occupational therapists can also provide support and guidance to caregivers and family members. Occupational therapy for home health patients helps individuals get back on their feet and develop the skills needed for independent living. It can also help individuals adjust to changes in their lives due to illness or disability.


Occupational Health Services for Home Health Patients

Through personalized and engaging activities, Traditions Health helps home health patients maintain independence and live healthier lives.

Because no two patients face the same challenges, our occupational health therapists create individualized programs to help each person reach their highest level of functioning and independence during home health treatment. These services might include:


Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Home Health Patients

Occupational therapy helps individuals develop, maintain, or recover the essential activities of daily living due to declining health, disease, recent procedure, or disability. Patients can receive a variety of benefits from consistent occupational therapy during home care, including:

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Improved functional independence, safety awareness, and quality of life during home care

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Stronger physical capabilities, including flexibility, coordination, and motor skills

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Emotional support, improved emotional regulation, and coping strategies for daily stressors related to physical movement and activities

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Patient engagement and participation in meaningful activities

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Our In-Home Occupational Therapy Team

In addition to traditional one-on-one therapy sessions, your in-home occupational therapist will work alongside your care team to advocate for your comprehensive quality of life. By understanding the areas where our patients need occupational or functional support, occupational therapists can contribute recommendations to your care plan to ensure your needs are met. Through collaboration with all parts of the home health care team, our occupational therapists help patients achieve independence and overall wellness so they can pursue a life that is meaningful for them.


Frequently Asked Questions

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What's the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

Occupational therapy and physical therapy have many similarities, but very distinct differences. They both involve providing therapeutic interventions to help patients improve their condition and gain independence in their daily activities. Occupational therapists focus on helping their clients develop the skills required for engaging in purposeful activities throughout daily life. Physical therapists, on the other hand, are more focused on improving a patient's functional activity by increasing muscle strength and range of motion, as well as providing exercises for coordination and balance.

How will occupational therapy improve a patient’s everyday life?

Occupational therapy is an excellent way to help you return to the activities of everyday life following or during a life-limiting illness. Through the assessment of your abilities and participation in skill-building activities, occupational therapists can help you identify and address the challenges that prevent you from engaging in meaningful work, leisure, or school activities. Occupational therapists can also provide therapeutic treatments such as stretching, strengthening exercises, postural training, and energy conservation techniques to improve muscle balance and coordination.

What should I expect during an occupational therapy evaluation?

The process of an occupational therapy evaluation is no doubt important in order to determine the best course of treatment. Generally, an occupational therapist will begin by gathering information on medical history and current health status. This allows the occupational therapist to understand the individual needs of the patient. During the evaluation, certain tests may be conducted or indicators may be observed from how a person responds to situations or objects. Through activities such as writing assessments, memory recall and problem solving tasks, the therapists are able to gain insight regarding muscle coordination, sense of balance and cognition.

What are some common conditions occupational therapists can help with?

Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals that specialize in helping patients of all ages who have difficulty performing activities of daily life. Common conditions they treat include musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain, cognitive impairments such as dementia or memory loss and physical injuries resulting from trauma or illness. They also assist those struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, autism, learning difficulties, developmental and physical disabilities as well as neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease, stroke recovery and concussion management.


Locations Near You.

Traditions Health focuses on helping you to a healthy, fulfilled lifestyle wherever you are in the home health process. As we expand across the country, we continue to offer quality care prioritizing our patients. Our occupational therapists and care team partners are dedicated to your well-being and will design a plan specifically tailored to help you achieve your goals.

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Our Commitment

If you’re looking for in-home occupational therapy services for your loved one, look no further than Traditions Health. Our home health patients who receive in-home occupational therapy services can enjoy many benefits, such as improved mobility, better cognitive functioning, and a reduced risk of falls. In-home occupational therapy also provides social interaction and support, allowing you to achieve the best quality of life possible.