If you notice that your loved ones are having problems with walking or doing simple chores, then they might have some disabilities that are affecting them. The lack of motion might have something to do with pain or injury. If this is the case, consider having them go through occupational therapy. Some senior living communities do offer an occupational therapy option and are a great option for your loved ones to continue their rehabilitation there.

About Our Occupational Therapy

A treatment that will improve balance, coordination, and motor skills, regular occupational therapy sessions are vital to the overall health of your loved ones. This treatment is suited for individual who struggles to do mundane tasks such as move around and household chores. Occupational therapy offers the individual to learn how to adapt to their surroundings and they will learn or re-learn the skills that they lost. Sometimes assistive devices are used to assist them to fast-track their progress.

Benefits of Having Occupational Therapy in Your Senior Living Community

Occupational therapists’ main job is to restore an individual’s ability to perform tasks independently. These include basic tasks of daily living such as taking a meal, getting in and out of showers and walking. When your loved ones struggle to perform basic tasks, occupational therapy can help them to have an independent function and return to their normal state as much as possible.

  • Improve range of motion: A surgery or a stroke can critically create changes in terms of movement of one’s body. Therapists will work with your loved ones to improve their range of motion.
  • Build up strength while decreasing pain: Education in terms of understanding the proper body positioning can greatly lessen the risk of pain. Increased strength by focusing on certain techniques that will help muscle build up in the long run.
  • Improve visual skills: Vision can be affected when your loved ones a recovering from a stroke or brain injury. This will affect one’s ability to walk and creates blind spots in their field of vision. Therapy can help them to improve performance by using vision adaptive techniques.

When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?

It can be heartbreaking to watch your loved ones go through the process of doing daily tasks with difficulty, especially if you are busy or have other responsibilities. Senior living communities can provide you with outstanding occupational therapists who can help your loved ones continue their rehabilitation. They are able to help them understand their condition better and work with them to improve their overall health.

Why Choose Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay?

If your loved ones need occupational therapy treatment, then Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is the perfect community for them. We offer several living options that will suit your loved ones’ needs. Our trained occupational therapists are always on-hand for their treatment and our concierge services are available should they require any assistance. With excellent amenities, we provide residents with fun-filled daily activities. Our team is highly trained and we pride ourselves in forming relationships with all of our residents. We also offer a rent lock program that will certainly benefit you in terms of your financials. To learn more about living in Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, contact us or call us at 941.216.1531 today.