As you age, some daily tasks may start to get more difficult to complete. This is one of the most challenging parts of the aging process as the things that were once a simple part of daily life now become laborious. Thankfully, there is a way to complete these tasks once more: through occupational therapy. This program can help you gain more control over your life again and get back some independence.
But, what is occupational therapy for seniors? And what are the benefits? Below are the answers to some of the most common questions about occupational therapy.
Occupational therapy is a method of helping people develop, maintain or recover skills for necessary daily activities so they can lead independent and productive lives. The type of occupational therapy you’ll receive greatly depends on your needs. For example, someone with arthritis will receive a different kind of treatment than someone with an eye condition.
When you receive occupational therapy, your therapist will work to understand your specific needs so they can address your concerns with the right exercises. They may also speak with your family members and your doctor to get further insights. Then they’ll form a plan of recommendations and techniques to help you meet your goals.
While the goal of occupational therapy is to help you learn to overcome physical challenges, it’s not limited to only improving your physical processes. There are many different benefits to this type of therapy:
As a leader in senior care in New Jersey and Delaware, Springpoint helps residents to meet their goals every day. One way we do that is through our rehabilitation services. Our professional team of caring individuals at each of our communities can help you achieve your goals through high-quality programming — including occupational therapy — every day of the week. We also offer support and education for family members so you can enjoy the highest quality of life, whether you live on one of our campuses or are part of Springpoint Choice.
If you’d like to learn more about the rehabilitation services Springpoint offers, contact our team today!