Occupation Therapists Occupation Therapists (OT)The Occupational Therapist will assess your ability to perform your meal preparation, bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting (ADLs). The OT will then discuss the assessment with you and will develop a treatment plan based on goals you have for yourself.
The OT often works with patients who have suffered a stroke to help them learn new ways of completing ADLs with the functional limitations they now have.
Occupational Therapy Assessment Tool
If 2 or more of the following questions are answered YES, your patient needs an Occupational Therapy Evaluation. We can also help you with Physical Therapy.
Does your patient have difficulty with self care tasks or performing them safely?
Does your patient fatigue easily during self care or ADL tasks, or become short of breath during functional activities?
Does your patient have a need for any type of adaptive equipment?
Is your patient currently receiving home health aide services?
Does your patient have low vision?
Does your patient have a neurological diagnosis (CVA, Parkinson’s, MS, TBI, SCI)?
Does your patient have any splinting needs?
Does your patient have difficulty using hands, decreased coordination, UE tremors, or any UE orthopedic injury?
Do your patient’s caregivers need training to assist with self care needs safely?
Does your patient have difficulty transferring into or out of the bathtub/shower or of/on the toilet?
If you need an Occupational Therapy consult please ask Physician for order to eval and treat by Occupational Therapy. You can quote these problems as the reasons.