At Perry County Memorial Hospital, our occupational therapists will help you get back on your feet in no time. Most commonly, we assist people following a mental or physical illness or disability, enabling them to make the most of their skills and abilities, in order to live life to its fullest.
Activities of daily living can vary from bathing, feeding, dressing, playing, working and homemaking. People of all ages from children to adults have functional limitations that may in some way impair their ability to complete daily tasks. Occupational therapists use adaptive techniques and modify equipment or the environment to assist patients to improve their independence.
Services are available on an inpatient, outpatient, and home health basis. We care for patients of all ages with various diagnoses, including:
- Joint replacement.
- General disability.
- Muscular disorders.
- Neurological disorders.
- Developmental disabilities.
- Sensory disorders.
- Parkinson's disease.
- Alzheimer's disease.
Occupational therapists help increase function in activities of daily living by:
- Performing a comprehensive evaluation.
- Developing goals and a plan of care with the patient and family, which are important in helping them to improve.
- Focusing on strengthening or improving skills to increase independence.
- Finding alternative methods of performing daily tasks.
- Modifying activities through skills or by using adaptive equipment.
Our occupational therapists focus on making your independence a reality. Depending on the nature of your disability, we will work with you to come up with strategies, techniques and adaptations so you can be as independent as possible.
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