As the population of older adults continues to grow, home modification, alternative techniques, and rehabilitation skills are key factors in enabling individuals to “age in place.” Aging in place refers to the ability to remain in the home ever if the person’s abilities have declined.
The Aging in Place program at Maria Parham helps our community members who are experiencing a decline in their level of safety or independence or planning for future needs. Our Occupational Therapy practitioners will work with clients to create a custom plan to help them adapt to their environment and improve functional skills to increase independence, promote health, and prevent further decline or injury.
The following are examples of limitations that can be addressed by Occupational Therapy services:
- Difficulty performing homemaking activities such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry tasks
- Difficulty performing activities of daily living such as eating, grooming, dressing, toileting, and bathing
- Weakness or limited motion in arm(s) which impairs activity performance
- Balance and coordination problems
- Difficulty moving safely around the home
- Impaired leisure and community function
- Difficulty managing medications