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Occupational Therapy

Advance Hospice Care’s team of occupational therapists assist patients in adjusting to their physical environments after a surgery or illness. By establishing achievable goals and providing adaptations, equipment, or orthotic devices that allow them to participate in meaningful activities, occupational therapists help patients remain as independent as possible while staying safely in their home environments. Our therapists will assess and manage personal and household risk factors in all activities – especially hazards that lead to falls, like stairs without proper railings, lack of handholds in bathrooms, poor lighting, throw rugs, and a patient’s own vision or limited perception – and will train patients, family members, and other caregivers to identify and remove these risks as well.

Occupational Therapy Services Include:

  • Education & independence training
  • Upper body/hand strength and coordination
  • Monitor after splint/orthotic fabrication
  • Functional adaptation of wheelchair in the home environment
  • Upper and lower body self-care activities
  • Upper extremity strengthening and coordination training
  • Prescription recommendations for adaptive equipment
  • Energy conservation training
  • Cognitive/perceptual training

Occupational Therapists Address The Following Functions

  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Fear of falling, fall prevention
  • In home safety
  • Improving daily function
  • Transfer techniques
  • Identifying household hazards
  • Upper body strengthening
  • Improving motor skills
  • Utilization of various equipment including prosthetic and orthotic services