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Occupational Therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to improve, support or maintain daily living skills of people with varying disabilities. Occupational Therapists also look to identify and reduce environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities and take a holistic approach to work on short and long term goals.
Occupational Therapy incorporates meaningful daily activities when assisting in grading and adapting environments, tasks and skills. Our professional knowledge is based on theory, evidence based practice and outcome measures.
We can offer expert individual assessments based on our clinical skills and knowledge, to develop honest and realistic rehabilitation programmes to ensure independance in the home is maintained.
Risk assessments can be carried out to ensure the person and environment is safe, promoting independence, and encouraging participation in meaningful activities.
We would use the living well activities toolkit checklist to identify the areas where we can assist in developing. Some of the common areas for develpoment are:
A care home activity coordinator is employed to plan and implement activities appropriate to Residents' needs and requests. Whereas an Occupational therapist is a registered health professional who analyses activities and is goal focused with a client centred approach. The occupational therapist will grade and adapt an activity to ensure an effective outcome is achieved for an individual. Environmental factors, moving and handling, tasks and skills will also be assessed.
A risk assessment is a process of evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in a persons care, or within the environment where they are living. Risk assessments ensure that each person remains safe in their environment, or that they are aware of the risks that may be present in a situation.
The advantages of investing in private Occupational Therapy include: Flexibility, timely responses, guaranteed expert advice in the field of elderly care, no specific intervention timeframe, access to a wider range of resources, a service geared specifically to your requirements, on call service available, consistency, and a person centered approach.
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