In-Home Occupational Therapy for Seniors
In-home health occupational therapy (home health OT) helps older adults and seniors live independently by ensuring that they have the appropriate skills and competency to perform daily activities. Our highly-trained occupational therapy practitioners will visit your home, perform an in-depth assessment of the home environment, and tailor a custom treatment plan to meet your needs. Your occupational therapist will take into account all behavioral patterns such as your sleep schedule, diet, daily routines, and more.
Your occupational therapist will survey your home environment to ensure that you are able to move around properly without risk of injury or falling. In some cases, they may recommend making alterations to your home with adaptive equipment, such as:
- Safety bars in the bathroom
- Walk-in showers / bathtubs
- Power lift recliners
- Non-slip flooring
How in-home occupational therapy works
Occupational therapists use a variety of techniques and training methods to help seniors live independently for as long as possible. These techniques may include exercise, training / education, rehabilitation, and more. Whether you are having issues getting around your home, getting dressed, bathing, or using the restroom, occupational therapists can help. In addition, occupational therapists help teach patients to do daily tasks safely according to each patients’ abilities. In some cases, an in-home occupational therapist may use fun everyday activities like puzzles, games, or arts and crafts to help seniors sharpen fine motor skills and keep their brain sharp.
Goals of occupational therapy
Each patient’s goals for their in-home occupational therapy visits may be different; however, they typically all revolve around improving quality of life and ensuring safe, independent living conditions. Call us today to learn more about how in-home occupational therapy services for seniors can help you or a loved one live comfortably and safely at home. Occupational therapy for seniors ensures that you don’t have to worry about your loved one getting injured when you aren’t there to help.
Mobile therapy for non-homebound patients
If you are in need of home care occupational therapy services but are not considered “homebound” by your physician, you may be able to utilize our “mobile therapy” services. Mobile therapy is for people who are not home-bound but would prefer to receive in-home care.
You do NOT need a referral for in-home care in order to receive in-home therapy through our “mobile therapy” services. Mobile therapy services can be used when you need in-home care for specific services but you are not considered home-bound and therefore do not have a referral for home health care. However, most insurances will require that you have a referral for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy in order to receive care for those services and for the care to be covered. Learn more about Mobile Therapy.