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Occupational Therapy at Home

Helping You Improve Your Quality of Life

Cooking, grooming and other daily tasks can feel like a burden if you’re recovering from surgery or coping with a serious medical condition. Our occupational therapists come to your home and can help provide you with strategies to overcome daily challenges on your own.

The Aurora Health at Home Difference

Specialized In-Home Occupational Therapy

At Aurora Health at Home, we focus our therapy to effectively treat your specific situation. First, we assess your needs. Then we personalize your treatment to provide solutions. Our occupational therapy includes several specialized programs:

  • Total joint therapy: If you receive a new hip, knee or shoulder, our therapists help you adjust during recovery. They show you how to do daily tasks such as dressing, bathing and grooming.
  • Chronic disease program: If you have a diagnosis of heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), our specially trained occupational therapists can help you learn how to conserve your energy.
  • Lymphedema relief: Our lymphedema-certified therapists focus on the challenges that occur when poor circulation and swelling limit the use of your arms or legs. They provide manual lymph drainage and teach you techniques to minimize swelling and discomfort.

How We Help

Occupational Therapists Provide Solutions for Living

Occupational therapy helps anyone struggling to complete simple, daily tasks. Our certified therapists guide you in making small adjustments at home that result in a better quality of life. We work with you to help you:

  • Learn techniques for managing your medications
  • Conserve energy
  • Develop your fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
  • Improve vision through eye exercises
  • Find new ways to complete tasks
  • Regain lost skills
  • Retain and sharpen your memory and cognitive skills

Conditions That Benefit from Occupational Therapy

We treat a wide range of conditions, including:

What to Expect

Getting Started with Home Health Occupational Therapy

If your doctor prescribes in-home occupational therapy, you can expect:

  • Initial assessment: During your initial assessment a skilled therapist completes an evaluation and reviews your medications. The therapist answers any questions you have and explains the schedule for your therapy.
  • Fall risk evaluation: All Aurora Health at Home therapists receive training in fall prevention and fall risk assessment. Your therapist checks your mind and body for warning signs and looks for fall risks in your home. We also discuss strategies for balance.
  • Therapy and patient education: During each visit, your therapist teaches you techniques that make your daily tasks easier. Sessions take an hour or less, and your therapist determines how often you need therapy. Learn more about what to expect during your home health care visits.

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