The Importance of Occupational Therapy for Seniors

The Importance of Occupational Therapy for Seniors

When safety, functionality, and quality of life are concerns, assisted living facilities are sometimes the best option. But it’s also true that assisted living does not mean giving up independence. In fact, some facilities offer occupational therapy specifically to help seniors live more independent and productive lives.  

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When is it Time to Seek Occupational Therapy?

When is it Time to Seek Occupational Therapy?

Unlike physical therapy, which aims to improve mobility, occupational therapy focuses on performing daily tasks. After evaluating your situation, an occupational therapist will develop a modification plan and/or individualized recovery goals that allow you to resume or pursue your valued occupations. Here are some situations that can benefit from occupational therapy:
 

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How Occupational Therapy Helps with Memory Loss

How Occupational Therapy Helps with Memory Loss

Once older adults hit retirement, they have plenty of time for reading books, making crafts, completing crossword puzzles, and other enjoyable and relaxing activities. But sensory-stimulating hobbies such as these do more than fill up the hours of the day—they’re vital cognitive exercises that boost brain health. Take a look below at how occupational therapy can help with memory loss.

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Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

The average adult spends a great deal of time doing basic activities without even thinking about them: using the bathroom, making the bed, putting on shoes, pouring a cup of tea – the list goes on and on. But as we get older, we begin to experience physical and cognitive changes that make certain tasks more difficult. 

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