Occupational Therapy is provided to facilitate increased independence in basic and instrumental activities of daily living through strengthening, cognitive re-training, adaptive devices, safety awareness, and therapeutic modalities.
Assist in incorporating dysphagia care into treatment plans and restorative feeding goals. Provide treatment and adaptive equipment to optimize independence in self-feeding, proper positioning, increasing trunk and upper extremities/head control strength, and function to support handling and positioning
Increase wound healing and improved skin integrity through positioning, enhanced circulation through an individualized exercise regimen, and good daily hygiene care.
Incorporation of functional ADL skills into current treatment trends to reduce the overall effects of lymphedema. Promote staff training on proper wrapping, as well as skin checks, to maintain achieved results.
Development and supervision of an in-house step-down program that encompasses dining programs, restraint alternative interventions, and therapeutic exercise groups.