Assisting residents & staff
therapy in care homes
The fundamental basis upon which occupational therapy is founded is a simple one. Occupation – that is the day-to-day tasks, routines, roles, and activities that we consider part of our personal identity – is vital for promoting wellbeing and general health.
At Therapies on Thames, we understand this, and our team of experienced and highly qualified occupational therapists have helped thousands of patients in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, whether they have been at home or in care homes.
Occupational therapy in care homes is widely considered to play an essential part in keeping care home residents healthy in body and mind.
The typical care home resident is in their eighties, or over, and suffer from some kind of long-term health condition that affects their day-to-day life. Occupational therapists are experts at providing practical advice that enables residents to continue with their normal daily routine as much as possible.
We don’t just deal with physical interventions either. We understand that many care home residents may have entered the home following a recent bereavement or as a result of one or more frightening episodes, such as falls or strokes. They may be in an unfamiliar environment where they find it difficult to occupy themselves mentally. We can assist with this too.
This has a two-pronged impact on life in the care home. For the resident, it gives them greater independence, allowing them (with some slight adjustments) to do everyday tasks that they previously struggled with. As a consequence, the burden of the nurses and care workers in the care home is lifted somewhat. Moreover, having greater autonomy in the things that they are able to do for themselves not only improves the residents’ physical well-being, but also their mental health, which can often deteriorate if they are left without the stimulation of a regular routine.
Care home staff do an excellent job in assisting their residents with the tasks that they are unable to do for themselves. With occupational therapists working in tandem with these experienced carers, changes can be made by ongoing manual handling reviews and trainingthat positively affect both staff and residents alike.
If you are a care home manager in Berkshire or Oxfordshire, and are interested in how Therapies on Thames can assist your residents and staff, call us today on 01189076345 for a consultation.
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