Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.

Services typically include:

  • Teaching new ways of approaching tasks
  • How to break down activities into achievable components e.g. sequencing a complex task like cooking a complex meal
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations.
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment.
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training.
  • Environmental adaptation including provision of equipment or designing adaptations to remove obstacles or make them manageable
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers.
  • The use of creative media as therapeutic activity

 In AB Care & Rehabilitation Hospital occupational therapists address the needs of rehabilitation, disability, and participation. Occupational therapists in AB Care provide treatment for adults with disabilities in a variety of settings including hospitals (acute rehabilitation, in-patient rehabilitation, and out-patient rehabilitation), home health, skilled nursing facilities, and day rehabilitation programs. When planning treatment, occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental needs involved in adult populations across a variety of settings.