Occupational therapy helps individuals who have physical, developmental, social or emotional limitations that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living. MedStar Visiting Nurse Association's occupational therapists instruct patients to use special techniques and equipment to improve function in basic household tasks, such as eating, bathing and dressing. The goal of this therapy is to assist the patient in becoming as independent as possible.
Occupational therapy services include:
- Assessment and evaluation of fine motor activity and treatment to improve function
- Instruction and training on dressing, meal preparation and other activities of daily living
- Strengthening of the upper body
For more information or to refer a patient to MedStar VNA, call 800-862-2166.