The occupational therapy team develops task-directed activities in the treatment of residents whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging.
Occupational therapy assists residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Occupational therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritis, impaired hearing and vision or difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.
Areas of treatment may include:
- Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
- Maintenance of wellness, dressing and grooming
- Prevention of further disability through home assessments and modifications and adaptive equipment
- Increasing safety awareness
The speech therapy team provides a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Therapists also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.
Areas of treatment focus may include:
- Improving speech and voice clarity
- Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
- Improving chewing and swallowing ability
- Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving and abstract reasoning
- Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing
For more information on Rehabilitation Services contact Wendy Johnson at (785) 227-2334 ext. 182 or at firstname.lastname@example.org