Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy PictureOccupational therapy includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities to help them return to their highest level of life functioning. Through appropriate therapeutic activities, exercise and self care management training, occupational therapy staff assist individuals in adapting to their social and physical environment. In doing so, patients regain confidence as they improve their ability to function in everyday life.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

  • Improves daily activity functioning (bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc)
  • Shortens recovery time from afflicted condition
  • Helps individual become self sufficient

Elements of Occupational Therapy

  • Education and training in daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, etc.
  • Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
  • Training with adaptive techniques and equipment
  • Exercise to increase strength and coordination
  • Exercise to sustain normal joint movement by reducing the effects of arthritis and other conditions

Conditions treated by Occupational Therapy

  • Fractures
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Joint Replacements/Other Orthopedic Conditions
  • Amputations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sensory Loss
  • Heart Condition
  • Stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical Condition
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Memory Loss (Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia)
  • Skin Issues
  • Balance Disorders
  • Wounds
  • Arthritis
  • General Weakness

Testimonials

“We want to express our sincere thanks to the entire staff at Mary-Jude for all of the extra effort put forth and genuine concern and caring manner in which you cared for our mother. The residents also expressed their sincere concern on every one of our visits. The activities staff did an outstanding job. We were impressed with each and every activity. We saw firsthand how many of you did special things for her to make her comfortable. There is a special place in our hearts for all you did.”
Richard and La Verne

Elderly woman listening to music Proud to participate in the Music & Memory Program

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