Your occupational therapist helps you engage in daily life through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Together, you will work to reduce the effects of your injury or condition, prevent further disability and return to daily living activities, such as eating, bathing, dressing, homemaking and getting into a car.
To help you achieve your maximum level of independence, your occupational therapist may work with you on any of the following:
- training to improve the ability to complete daily tasks.
- recommending equipment and/or modifications for the home that can help completion and safety of tasks, such as dressing, bathing and preparing meals.
- assessing need for specialized equipment, bracing or splinting to improve hand function, available through our Prosthetics and Orthotics Center.
- building physical endurance and strength.
- compensating for vision and memory loss.
- providing activities to rebuild self-confidence and self-esteem.
- education for patient, family members and caregivers to prepare for your return home.
Activities of Daily Living Apartment
Marianjoy’s Activities of Daily Living Apartment simulates a typical home environment and enables you to learn and experiment with a range of adaptive methods of performing self-care tasks, such as grooming, and household chores, like meal preparation and laundry, to help you discover what works best for you.
Independent Living Center
Marianjoy’s Independent Living Center integrates assistive technology into a simulated home-like setting to immerse you in real-life situations. Therapists select the most appropriate high- and low-tech options so you may gain hands-on experience to increase your independence.
Updated April, 2017