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    Occupational Therapy and Older People

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    ibrahim milhim
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    ذكر عدد الرسائل : 71
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    تاريخ التسجيل : 08/07/2008

    Occupational Therapy and Older People

    مُساهمة من طرف ibrahim milhim في الإثنين أغسطس 04, 2008 3:21 am



    Occupational Therapy and Older People



    Occupational therapy is a profession concerned
    with promoting well being through occupation.
    Occupational therapists (OTs) are skilled in
    functional assessment and rehabilitation,
    promoting independence in tasks at home, work
    and in the community.
    During university studies occupational therapists
    learn many skills which may be used to facilitate a
    person's independence, including
    • Assessing the person's strengths / limitations
    • Evaluating the degree of assistance required
    • Providing practical skills training and
    independence aids
    Essentially, OTs assist people to maximise
    independence in those activities and occupations
    that give their lives meaning


    How do OTs Work with Older People?


    Occupational therapists work with older people
    with a wide variety of disabilities resulting from
    disease, injury, conditions from birth, and age
    related changes.
    Age related changes may include problems with
    vision and hearing, balance, co-ordination,
    endurance, memory and confusion.
    Occupational therapy services are provided in a
    variety of settings including:
    • General hospitals
    • Rehabilitation centres
    • Aged Care Assessment Teams
    • Community health centres
    • Day centres
    • Independent Living Centres
    • Home care services
    • Nursing homes and hostels
    • Retirement homes
    • Private practice



    What Services do OTs Provide?


    Occupational therapists work with clients and their
    carers to provide a range of services, including:
    • Assessment of capabilities in self care, home
    duties, driving and social skills
    • Training in self-care and home management
    skills to increase independence
    • Assessment and modification of the home to
    improve safety and independence
    • Prescription and education in the use of
    adapted equipment to assist function
    • Adaptation or design of special equipment
    • Teaching work simplification techniques to
    maintain independence
    • Advice to carers / family on lifting and
    transferring techniques
    • Teaching ways to adapt to, and compensate
    for, age related changes
    Referrals to see an occupational therapist can be
    made by the client, a friend, relative, the client’s
    doctor or another health professional.


    How Can OT Help Older People?

    Occupational therapists can help older people to
    maintain independence by assisting them to:
    • Achieve a safer, more accessible home
    environment
    • Prevent accident and injury
    • Plan for your retirement needs
    • Maximize independence in personal care
    tasks
    • Perform household and domestic tasks
    • Increase independence in community skills
    such as budgeting, shopping, and use of
    public transport
    • Participate in social and leisure activities
    • Learn to conserve energy and simplify daily
    tasks
    • Mobilize safely using appropriate assistive
    devices
    The goal is to maximize the client's skills for
    living.

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