Occupational therapy assists individuals with adapting to their social and physical environment, in or order to maximize their functional potential. If you live new Princeton, WV, see how Princeton Health Care Center can help you.
Occupational Therapy Overview
Occupational therapy can pick up where physical therapy leaves off, or can be a therapeutic approach in its own right. Physical therapy focuses on the body’s limitations where it comes to limited motion. Occupational therapy assumes a certain level of strength and focuses instead on building fine motor skills. While it’s a common part of rehabilitation, it’s also used to offset or roll back some of the issues caused by aging.
The Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Now that you know what occupational therapy does, it’s worth considering how it benefits the recipient.
Besides often being home-bound by functional and mobility limitations, seniors with mobility issues often experience frustration as well. Occupational therapy enables patients to regain independence and live a life that’s full and meaningful.
Quality of Life
Life isn’t as enjoyable when you cannot do as much as you used to. If you miss quality time with your grandkids, a night out with friends or loved ones, or just the freedom to putter in your workshop when you feel like it, occupational therapy can help you return to those activities. What’s more, everyday activities like cooking, dressing, and showering can happen on your terms and your time.
Limited physical activity can also isolate us and keep us from feeling part of a community. Whether it’s bingo night, a sewing circle, your rosary society, or laughing over coffee and donuts with friends, staying active does your mind as much good as your body, letting each help to keep the other fit.
Our Approach to Occupational Therapy
Some occupational therapy techniques utilized by our therapists include:
- Education and training in activities of daily living
- Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
- Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
- Strengthening and coordination techniques
- Specialized exercise and modalities to aid in joint protection
- ACP’s specialized treatment programs and devices/modalities improve clinical practice and therapist retention through advanced training and positive outcomes.
Who We Help
Princeton Health Care Center provides occupational therapy as a complement to our other therapy and skilled nursing services. It is an ideal follow-on from physical therapy, and a complement to our speech therapy services — especially for those recovering from stroke or serious injury. Aging brings with it a number of challenges, and we are both staffed and equipped to address them with skill.
Occupational Therapy at Princeton Health Care Center
As we age, it’s not uncommon for things not to work as well as they once did. We may never again have the strength, flexibility, or resilience we had in our twenties, but that doesn’t mean we cannot improve our lives by making the most of the bodies we have right now. Princeton Health Care Center has helped countless Mercer County WV seniors enjoy a life worth living, so call us today to see how we can help you or the ones you love.