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  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses

 

Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists


Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs
  • Geriatric Care
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia
  • Ventilator & Tracheotomy
  • Pediatric Home Care
  • Live-In Home Care Program
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Program
  • Consumer Directed Personal Assistance
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  • Nursing Home Transition & Diversion
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CHAP

 

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments.  They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition.  Occupational therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients.  OTs help clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function.  The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Occupational therapists help clients to perform all types of activities, from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating.  Physical exercises may be used to increase strength and dexterity, while other activities may be chosen to improve visual acuity or the ability to discern patterns.  Occupational therapists also use computer programs to help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, problem solving, and perceptual skills, as well as memory, sequencing, and coordination; all of which are important for independent living.

Patients with permanent disabilities, such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, or muscular dystrophy often need special instruction to master certain daily tasks.  For these individuals, OTs demonstrate the use of adaptive equipment, including wheelchairs, eating and dressing aids.  They also design or build special equipment needed at home or at work, including computer- aided adaptive equipment.  They teach clients how to use the equipment to improve communication and control various situations in their environment. 

Occupational Therapists typically work with the upper extremities (arms) while Physical Therapists typically work with the lower extremities.


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