Whether your senior loved one has an injury, illness, or disability, occupational therapy (OT) can make the most out of their capabilities and improve the quality of their day-to-day lives. This is possible because this type of therapy is designed to help them maintain and/or regain the skills necessary to perform their activities of daily living (ADLs) at any stage.
We provide this therapeutic approach at Daystar Health Services as part of our private duty and live-in care services. Here are among its most important benefits to your senior loved ones.
- Can help make everyday routines easier
Self-care tasks such as bathing and hygiene care as well as household chores can be difficult for your elderlies even without an injury; not to mention, this may put them at risk for fall accidents. Occupational therapy can improve motor basic motor skills, strength, dexterity, range of motion, and mobility, to allow them to make everyday routines easier.
- Can serve as a benchmark for improvements
Since occupational therapy uses activities of daily living (ADLs) therapeutically, improvements, or lack thereof, are easier to see and monitor for your home health aide in Elkridge, Maryland, or elsewhere, making for a more effective care plan for your senior loved ones.
- Can equip your family with better knowledge on how to better manage their condition.
Your occupational therapist will evaluate your senior’s home to see what can be modified and offer home safety suggestions to encourage independent living.