occupational-therapyLicensed Occupational Therapists at Southwest VA Home Health Care, Inc. work with individuals whose lives have been affected by developmental disability, illness, injury or normal aging. Our goal is to establish, maintain and restore as much independence as possible. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants provide therapy under the supervision of a Licensed Occupational Therapist.

Adult and Geriatric Occupational Therapy

  • Restore, improve or maintain activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and eating.
  • Provide intervention related to sensory integration and fine motor development.
  • Train in therapeutic adaptations and assistive equipment.
  • Organize the environment to promote safety and independence.
  • Provide sensorimotor treatment for strengthening, endurance, range of motion, coordination and balance.
  • Provide therapeutic activities for memory, orientation and cognition.
  • Teach positioning to prevent skin breakdown, improve comfort and independence.
  • Assess home environment for hazards and environmental factors that contribute to falls.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

  • Provide early intervention therapy to infants and toddlers at risk of having developmental delays.
  • Facilitate the use of hands.
  • Promote skills for listening, following directions, social play, dressing and grooming.

Adaptive Equipment for Eating:

  • Weighted Utensils
    (stabilize tremors & spasticity)
  • Coated Utensils
    (protects lips and teeth)
  • Larger Utensil Handles
    (for diminished grip)
  • Curved Built-up Handle Utensils
    (decreased range of motion)
  • Utensil Straps
    (limited or no grip)

Dressing Aids:

  • Reachers
  • Long Handle Shoehorn
  • Button & Zipper Aids
  • Compression Stocking Aids (donning hose easier)

Other Services:

  • Paraffin Wax Bath to Improve Mobility in Hand, Foot & Elbow
  • Specialized Splints
  • Safety Equipment Evaluation
  • Theraband for Upper Body Strengthening
  • Theraputty for Hand Strengthening
  • Hand Exercisers

Paraffin Wax Bath