Regaining Independence

Through Occupational Therapy

During a stay at Miller’s, patients can have therapy sessions with licensed occupational therapists through our “Real. Life. Rehab.” therapy program. Personalized treatment regimens are prescribed to fit the patient’s needs to help them regain their independence. We also offer outpatient occupational therapy services with access to our same equipment and therapy team.

Activities of daily living therapy gym Activities of daily living therapy gym

Occupational therapy addresses a number of issues, including these:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Doing laundry
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Leisure activities

Whether a patient is learning something new, such as cooking using an assistive device, or regaining the mobility to manage daily household chores, our occupational therapists know ways to help patients achieve their goals. We also work with the physical and speech therapists to coordinate patient care. Working as a team helps encourage a patient’s healing process.

We often provide occupational therapy to assist with:

  • Post-trauma care (auto accidents, falls, or other orthopedic injuries)
  • Myocardial infarction/heart attack
  • Fall safety and prevention
  • COPD for education on energy conservation techniques

Each patient’s therapy plan is customized to assist them in achieving maximum results. We use adaptive devices and techniques to help with energy conservation and maximizing hand, arm and upper body strength. We use the simulated kitchen, laundry, and bathroom areas of the rehabilitation gym so that patients can practice in a comfortable environment.  Our team offers home evaluations to provide recommendations for optimal independence and safety in a patient's own environment. These methods allow them to gain confidence before going home.