Occupational Therapy for Seniors
What are the services provided for the elderly?
Occupational therapists provide effective interventions for seniors to improve physical function, increase independence, manage chronic conditions, enhance cognitive function, reduce the risk of falls and injuries, and improve overall well-being. Some of the example services we provide include: - Exercise and rehabilitation, such as home-based exercise program, resistance training, stretching, gait training, and balance training. These trainings can help with improving the range of motion in joints, increase flexibility, and reduce stiffness and pain. - Chronic condition management. Therapists can help patients with diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease, etc. with managing symptoms. Therapists also help patients cope with difficult emotions and daily challenges. - Home safety modification. Occupational therapists can provide education on fall prevention strategies such as home safety modifications and addressing impairments in balance, coordination, strength, and mobility. - Cognitive function and memory training. Therapists can provide memory games, problem solving tasks, and attention training for seniors with various health conditions such as dementia.
What are the benefits of occupational therapy for the elderly?
Seniors often face various challenges that affect their physical, mental, and social well-being. These challenges may result from a diagnosis, accident, injury, disability, or mental health issue. Occupational therapists are professionals who use daily activities to help seniors overcome these challenges and improve their function, independence, cognition, safety, and quality of life. They also help them adapt to the changes that come with ageing and provide them with the skills and support they need to age happily at home.