When nursing home is not an option, how do we make it at home?
As we age, our needs change. What used to be easy can become a challenge. As we change, we need to learn to change the way we do things, the equipment we use and how our home is set up.
"My joints hurt to much to cook, I wish I could"
There are many ways to adapt a kitchen and the utensils to accommodate painful joints in hands or weak hands. An Occupational therapist can teach ways to protect your joints with techniques, gadgets and make hand splints if needed.
"My back hurts when I try to lift my mother?"
There are simple techniques that can be learned and used to assist a person. Body mechanics makes a tremendous difference when caring for a person that need physical assistance. An Occupational therapist can teach you ways to physically assist your loved one without hurting yourself.
"I can't get in the bathtub to take a shower"
There are many ways to modify a bathroom without spending a fortune. An Occupational therapist can come to your home and make recommendations.
"I can't get myself dressed anymore"
There are many ways to compensate for limitations with use of gadgets and techniques to maintain independence. An Occupational therapist can guide you in getting the right equipment and teach your how to use it.