Perry County Memorial Hospital Celebrates Occupational Therapy Month in April
TELL CITY, INDIANA – Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent-or live better with-injury, illness or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience and “best practices” that have been developed and proven over time.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants focus on “doing” whatever occupations or activities are meaningful to the individual. It is occupational therapy’s purpose to get beyond problems to the solutions that assure living life to its fullest. These solutions may be adaptations for how to do a task, changes to the surroundings, or helping individuals to alter their own behaviors.
When working with an occupational therapy practitioner, strategies and modifications are customized for each individual to resolve problems, improve function, and support everyday living activities. The goal is to maximize potential. Through these therapeutic approaches, occupational therapy helps individuals design their lives, develop needed skills, adjust their environments (e.g., home, school or work) and build health-promoting habits and routines that will allow them to thrive.
By taking the full picture into account-a person’s psychological, physical, emotional and social makeup as well as their environment-occupational therapy assists patients to do the following:
At Perry County Memorial Hospital, the occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants are highly skilled in treating conditions affecting individuals across their lifespan. After a thorough evaluation, our occupational therapists develop collaborative goals and work one-on-one with our patients to regain function and independence for a better quality of life. Services are available to inpatients and outpatients, or through Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Home Care Program.
For more information about occupational therapy at Perry County Memorial Hospital, contact Jaime Hammond at (812) 547-0309.