Occupational therapy helps people, from children to older adults, participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Occupational therapists take a holistic approach and create customized plans that adapt the environment and tasks to fit the patient. For example, our team creates customized recovery plans that focus on an individual recovering as quickly as possible and to the best of his/her ability. Because of this approach, occupational therapists often ask, “what matters to you” instead of “what’s that matter with you?”
The customized approach includes:
Occupational therapist addresses all aspects of aging, from wellness strategies to treatment. With a focus on function, occupational therapists help keep older adults independent and safe, reducing hospitalization and institutional care.
The science-driven profession can be effective at treating gerontology issues such as:
To learn about CLV’s occupational therapy, as well as physical and speech therapy services we provide to our residents and the residents in Carroll and surrounding counties, view our Rehabilitation web page or call 443-605-4137.
Michael Winebrenner is the director of rehabilitation at Carroll Lutheran Village. He has his doctorate in physical therapy and has worked in the field for over 20 years.