Skilled Therapists help patients improve and or regain optimal, functional status. Patient and therapists come together to establish an individualized goal.
Functional Roles of AmeriCare Nursing Services Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.
Occupational therapy is a professional patient-centered healthcare concerned with promoting mental health and well being through occupation.
Its primary focus is to enable people to take an active part in everyday life and be a potential citizen. In this, Americare Nursing Service’s Occupational therapist work with communities to engage in their yearned occupations and enhance their skills. They enhance and endorse people potential skills to support their occupational engagement and help them lead a productive and satisfying life.
Breaking Obstructive Barriers
The key function of Occupational Therapy is to evaluate and then break down hurdles impeding in occupational activities of individuals by addressing community, environment and psycho-social factors that influence function. An Occupational Therapist helps in overcoming individual’s disability through effective solutions;
- Physical abilities evaluation including, strength, coordination, and poise.
- Mental abilities assessment including, memory check, coping and associating strategies.
- Skills potentials according to physical and mental abilities
- Gathering and providing social and moral support to become a positively effective person for society.
- Assistance in physical setup for working environment and strategies for prevention of injuries.
Physical Therapy is a category of rehabilitative healthcare that is referred to specially designed exercises and types of equipment to help in the improvement and recovery of the physical abilities of patients.
It is usually abbreviated as PT. Physical Therapy is appropriate for patients from infants to elderly patients suffering from birth defects, sciatica, injury, and surgery or post-stroke.
Chief responsibilities of a Physical Therapist include:
- Assess, Diagnose and evaluate movement dysfunction and improve physical functional abilities.
- Restore and maintain optical function with wellness and optimal quality of life.
- Check and prevent symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities resulted from injuries, diseases, disorders or surgeries.
Speech therapy is a part of recovery programs for many illnesses and may be used to help manage conditions that affect speech, language, eating or swallowing. When choosing an adult speech therapy program, a variety of different settings and treatment options exist depending on the diagnosis. Adult speech therapy helps people gain greater control over speaking and language skills. For many adults, a medical issue such as stroke, or onset of motor-skill affecting conditions like Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. Brain injury and accidents that cause damage to the throat, jaw, or facial structure can also impair speaking ability. Other people may require speech therapy due to mental difficulties which affect comprehension of language or the ability to speak intelligibly.