Occupational Therapy

A nurse assisting an elderly patient at a skilled nursing facility.

What Life is Like at a Nursing Facility

If you’re considering moving to a skilled nursing facility or have a family member who may move to one, you’re not alone. There are more than 15,500 certified nursing homes in the United States. Currently, 1.4 million people call these nursing facilities home.  It is natural to wonder what nursing facility life is like for…

Category: Assisted Living | Frequently Asked Questions | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy | Skilled Nursing | Speech Therapy

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patient receiving occupational therapy for balance

What Is Occupational Therapy? Definition, Types & Helpful Tips

When someone has difficulty performing daily tasks, it can be challenging to have to rely on the help of others. Occupational therapy (OT) is designed to help individuals gain more independence by learning to perform tasks differently or adapting to changes after an injury or surgery. Patients can improve mobility, strength, and confidence by working…

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patient relearning to walk with help from occupational therapist

What’s the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

After an injury or surgery, some individuals need support to reach a full and successful recovery. Physical therapy and occupational therapy help post-surgical patients or those recovering from a recent medical procedure or illness regain strength, mobility and the skills needed for activities of daily living (ADLs). But what is the difference? Who needs physical…

Category: Frequently Asked Questions | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy

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