USA Healthcare’s Occupational Therapy Program

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Occupational Therapy Program

As your parents and loved ones age, it can be difficult to know exactly what their needs are. With options of physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy, the details of these different opportunities and therapy programs can leave your mind spinning.

At USA Healthcare, we want you to trust that your loved one is in good hands and receiving the care that they need. Our goal is for each of our residents to be healthy, independent, and to feel cherished and valuable. With our occupational therapy program, our residents can learn how to live their best lives every day.


What is Occupational Therapy?


Occupational therapy helps our senior residents develop, maintain, and recover the skills they need to perform necessary daily activities for their wellbeing. Overall, this therapy centers on improving life skills and independence to lead to a higher quality of life.

Occupational therapists help residents overcome physical challenges and limitations. This therapy aims to enable our seniors to return to a healthy life at home where they may continue activities of daily living. When in occupational therapy, residents learn skills to help them perform tasks independently, such as cooking, feeding themselves, showering and getting dressed, and going to the bathroom. 


Benefits of Occupational Therapy


Occupational therapy provides extensive and notable benefits for our residents at USA Healthcare. Because each therapy session is tailored to a resident’s individual needs, the potential benefits are endless.


1. Overcoming the Challenges of Daily Life

One of the most notable benefits is the independence and confidence gained from occupational therapy. During occupational therapy, the focus is on what the resident can do and how to maximize their abilities to live a comfortable life. Therapists help residents either overcome physical limitations or find safe alternatives to performing everyday tasks.


2. Preventing Falls


Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, with one in four Americans 65 and up having a fall each year. While this statistic may seem frightening for caregivers, there are ways to prevent falling. Occupational therapists analyze the risk factors of falling and teach their patients methods to prevent falls at home.


3. Learning How to Modify Your Environment

Occupational therapy expands our residents’ perspectives past an “it is what it is” mindset. Instead, these therapists provide methods and tools to help seniors perform tasks in their home environment. Adding mobility modifications such as handrails, a bathtub bench, wheelchair ramps, and slip-resistant flooring, to a seniors’ living space can enhance their ability to do everyday tasks independently.

4. Providing Assistance to Caregivers

Are you the caregiver for a parent or loved one? If so, you’re not alone. Currently, more than 65 million people in the United States are acting as caregivers. Being a caregiver can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Occupational therapists provide an excellent means of support for caregivers.

With the aid of occupational therapists, these professionals can help alleviate the pressure a caregiver feels by providing peace of mind that allows caregivers to find a balance between providing care and leading their own lives. Ultimately, occupational therapists help caregivers make the best decision possible for their loved ones by informing them of strategies and research to help them and their loved ones.

5. Better Health and Wellness

Ultimately, occupational therapy doesn’t just help residents with their physical health but also their mental health. Occupational therapists have methods for helping with memory loss, vision problems, cognition, and anxiety. To improve their patients’ quality of life, our therapists treat each USA Healthcare resident individually. 

Our residents find a better outlook with increased independence and confidence after participating in occupational therapy. Not to mention, our occupational therapists provide a trusted friend and confidant to each of their patients.

Occupational Therapy at USA Healthcare

The USA Healthcare occupational therapy program maximizes the resident’s ability to participate in the self-care, work-related, leisure, and social activities of daily living. For more information about USA Healthcare, contact us at 256-739-1239 or on our website