Occupational Therapy

Nurse and patient in kitchen performing occupational therapy

The therapy department is open six days a week for the convenience of our residents. We work 12 hours a day so we can schedule time for therapy when the residents are at their best and when they can get the most out of therapy.

It is our goal to help residents return to the highest level of function possible. We strive to give them the tools to be successful and enjoy their favorite activities.

Our occupational therapists focus on improving a patient’s ability to perform the activities of daily living (ADL). These may include cooking, dressing, bathing, etc. Residents may also spend time working on conserving energy to make daily activities easier, improving balance, increasing strength in upper extremities or increasing ability to recognize people, dates, and locations.

Treatment may include:

• Strengthening specific muscle groups to help restore fine and gross motor skills.

• Comprehensive home evaluation and patient education.

• Instruction in adaptive living techniques, joint protection, work simplification, energy conservation and motor coordination.

• Customized adaptive equipment.