Occupational therapists help patients regain their ability to complete everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, or preparing meals. This may involve restoring skills the patient had before an illness or injury or teaching new skills for improving safety in the home. Occupational therapists are also available for home safety evaluations and wheelchair assessments.
Modifying tasks and living areas can help make up for limits on what you can do. Occupational therapists help you:
- Reach optimal independence.
- Safely use adaptive equipment.
- Conserve energy and simplify work.
- Decrease fear of falling.
To learn more, call (401) 737-6050 or toll-free at 1-800-348-6417.