Seniors often come to live in skilled nursing care facilities because they have extensive medical needs that would benefit from onsite medical care. A quality long-term care facility can offer a variety of healthcare services and social opportunities in a safe space to help residents with all levels of care. Occupational therapy services offered at Princeton Health Care Center allow seniors to access all that our facility has to offer.
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Aging often results in a decline in both physical and mental health. Illness, injury, and cognitive decline are some of the most common reasons for a senior to enter a long-term care facility. All of these conditions can make it difficult to accomplish the activities of daily living (ADLs) without assistance. These challenges significantly affect the quality of life that seniors experience as they age.
By identifying and overcoming obstacles that seniors face in being active, occupational therapy can improve the physical health of patients. Occupational therapists who work with seniors often put a special emphasis on techniques to help their patients perform everyday tasks such as personal hygiene, cooking, and basic cleaning. As they engage in more meaningful activities and are once again able to care for themselves, patients also experience the enhanced emotional wellbeing that comes with increased confidence and independence. Occupational therapists are also well-versed in everyday barriers that put seniors and other mobility-impaired individuals at risk for slips and falls. Identifying potential dangers allows for the creation of safer living spaces.
Occupational therapists in skilled nursing care facilities work alongside physicians and physical therapists to help each resident reach their full potential. The specific activities of occupational therapy vary according to patient goals and obstacles but may include any or several of the following interventions for both short-term and long-term care:
If you are looking for a skilled nursing care facility that meets the constantly changing needs of seniors, look no further than Princeton Health Care Center.
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