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Here at Nova Home Health Care, we provide in-home occupational therapy services, so that you can navigate through your regular day-to-day activities in the comfort of your home.
We provide specialized occupational therapy solutions to work with you or your loved one to help you regain your independence and mobility, by helping you achieve goals in performing daily living skills. They teach techniques to help you conserve energy and deal with loss of function in the arms or legs. In addition, they will evaluate your home, offering suggestions on how you can better navigate the environment in a safe manner.
What Is an Occupational Therapist?
Occupational therapists aid others in performing ordinary daily tasks. If you’re hindered from performing daily tasks as you normally would, an in-home occupational therapist can help. If you suffer from an injury, illness, or a disability, it may be difficult to perform tasks that you need to do throughout your day-to-day life. An occupational therapist will help you accomplish these tasks, they will empower you to complete daily tasks, and they will aid in training you to complete tasks on your own.
How Can Our Occupational Therapists Help You?
Our occupational therapists take charge of rehabilitation to restore skills for activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, cooking and eating. Occupational Therapy can change your life by helping you to become functionally independent, or by working you to go back to doing something as simple as holding a tennis racquet after hand or arm surgery. This is different than physical therapy as it’s not fixing the muscles, it’s working with the mind to teach you what to do with the muscles. We work with sensory integration to coordinate mind and body. There are seniors who want to age at home safely as an alternative to going into assisted living. We offer them the skills and tools to achieve that. For people who have had traumatic injuries or are returning from rehab, occupational therapy can teach you to transition to going back into the working world.
If you’re curious about our occupational therapy assistance, feel free to get in touch with us here at Nova Home Health Care! We provide in-home health care solutions for folks throughout Virginia that noticeably set us apart from the other in-home healthcare agencies in Virginia. You can learn more about our full list of services here.