When Should Your Senior Parent See an Occupational Therapist?
Seniors and elders who are challenged by an illness, injury, disease, or disability may find themselves struggling with tasks, activities and occupations that would take a healthy and well individual just a few moments to complete.
Now imagine not just struggling with one task, but multiple tasks throughout the day. For many people, those challenges can be reduced and even eliminated with help from an Occupational Therapist.
Occupational Therapists specialize in helping seniors coping with disability, illness, injury and disease to do all the things they want and need to do in their everyday life, their so-called daily “occupations”. Everyday life occupations include self-care, productivity, work, study, volunteerism, physical activity, hobby and leisure.
Occupational Therapists evaluate, assess and provide solutions that enable a more active and independent lifestyle.
I am often called by the children of senior or elder parents, asking for help. This eBook will help you decide if an Occupational Therapist can help your senior parent.
BSc.O.T., OT(c), OTR, OTReg.(NB)