United Rehab Occupational therapists participate in working with the elderly and helping families live a better, more productive life as they age. Gently re-learning forgotten skills and adding new routines can improve not only their physical health but their mental and emotional health as well. Regardless of age or illness, it’s clear there are many benefits associated with occupational therapy.
Occupational therapy helps to :
• Allow the patient to rehab at home in their own surroundings where they feel most comfortable
• Help improve self-esteem
• Reduce stress
• Fall prevention
• Enhance communication
• Help patients regain strength
From daily living tasks to fine motor skills such as holding a pencil or dialing a phone, these tasks can be huge challenges for those who have autism, dementia, Parkinson’s, chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, TBI, and other illnesses.