WHAT IS AN “OCCUPATION”?
An occupation can be a distinct everyday task or life skill that each of us perform throughout our lives – washing the dishes, cutting grass, painting the wall, playing LEGO (pediatric). However, when a person is recovering from an illness or is losing cognitive abilities, help is needed to aid the person in performing his/her occupations.
WHAT BENEFIT DOES OCCUPATION THERAPY PROVIDE?
An Occupational Therapist is trained to help the patient both physically and psychologically in performing his/her everyday tasks. Having a person close by, walking with you step by step in the daily routine eases the stress and reduces anxiety. Our occupational therapists are able to recommend and train the patient to use modifications like crutches or walkers for help.