Occupational Therapy

What is occupational therapy?

You or your loved one may need occupational therapy services if the ability to perform everyday activities has been limited as a result of illness, injury, stroke or surgery. Occupational therapy can help you gain the ability to perform daily tasks, such as eating, dressing, and bathing, as well as participate in activities that are important to you, such as taking care of yourself, going to work, or enjoying leisure activities.

Receiving care in your home

During a visit to your home our occupational therapists can help in a variety of ways, including:

  • Improving fine motor skills so that activities like getting dressed, putting on shoes, or preparing meals becomes easier after an injury or stroke.
  • Driver assessment and training
  • Learning strategies or how to use special equipment to meet your abilities.
  • Recommending changes to your home, school, or workplace, including the installation of ramps, lowering of countertops, and widening of doorways.
  • Assessment and treatment for pre-school and school-age children with learning disabilities to improve fine motor skills, writing, and to help learn self-care tasks.
  • Helping you learn to navigate your community using a wheelchair or other mobility aid.
  • Recommending special seating, utensils, or other equipment.

How we can help

Our goal is to provide you or your loved one with personalized care to restore the ability to perform tasks and maintain a safe, independent and enjoyable lifestyle. Our occupational therapists will develop a customized plan to support seniors, adults and children in learning or relearning the skills you need to live independently.

Am I covered?

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Individual services are available or multiple services can be combined depending on needs. We provide service through private insurance plans; on a fee-for-service basis; and, you can speak to your doctor about how to arrange care through your provincial health plan or local health authority. We are also a recognized provider through Veterans Affairs Canada.

When are services available?

Our services are flexible, convenient and customized to meet your needs and schedule.

Contact us for care

If you or someone you love has long or short-term health care needs, you do have the option of receiving care in your home. For answers to your questions about home care, or to learn more about how Saint Elizabeth can help meet your needs, call 1-855-275-3549 or contact us.

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