Our Occupational Therapy staff at Woodhaven Center for Care is dedicated to helping our residents achieve independence in their daily lives. By providing Occupational Therapy, we promote self-reliance. We spend time understanding which activities of daily living residents can and cannot do on their own. We create customized programs to ensure that each person is able to continue living a productive and full life.
Those who have been affected by memory loss or an injury are typically good candidates for Occupational Therapy. Our staff will train residents on how to carry out basic tasks such as grooming, dressing, housekeeping, and feeding themselves that will lead to a better quality of life. Therapy plans might aim to restore functioning of the upper extremities, improve perceptual and cognitive skills and/or provide training and equipment to replace lost function.
The Occupational Therapists at Woodhaven are trained to assess the cognitive status of each patient individually and address the type of assistance they will need based on their physical and mental state. Residents will learn how to remain active while preventing falls, how to overcome daily life challenges, how to adapt their home environments to meet their needs, and will promote better health and wellness. Gaining independence is very important for seniors especially in activities of daily living because it provides them with the autonomy and confidence that they need while taking the burden off caregivers to fulfill those tasks for them.