Occupational therapy is a type of rehabilitation that helps people of all ages to develop, recover, or
maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. While it is often provided in clinics or hospitals,
occupational therapy can also be delivered in the comfort of a person’s own home.
There are several benefits to receiving occupational therapy in-home, rather than in a traditional setting.
First, in-home therapy allows for a more personalized and customized treatment plan. The therapist can
assess the individual’s home environment and make recommendations for any necessary modifications,
such as adding grab bars in the bathroom or rearranging furniture to make it easier to navigate.
Second, in-home therapy is more convenient for the patient. It eliminates the need for transportation and
allows for therapy to fit more easily into the patient’s schedule. This can be especially helpful for
individuals who have mobility issues or are unable to drive.
Third, in-home therapy can be more effective because it allows the therapist to work on real-life tasks
and activities. For example, if a patient is having difficulty with grocery shopping, the therapist can go to
the grocery store with the patient and practice the specific skills needed for that task. This can be more
realistic and applicable to the patient’s daily life than practicing in a simulated setting.
In addition to these practical benefits, in-home occupational therapy can also help patients feel more
comfortable and at ease. Receiving therapy in their own home allows patients to be in a familiar and
comfortable setting, which can reduce anxiety and make it easier to focus on therapy.
Overall, in-home occupational therapy with First at Home is a convenient and effective way for individuals to receive the
rehabilitation they need to improve their daily lives. It allows for personalized treatment plans, eliminates
the need for transportation, and allows for practice in real-life settings. Contact our staff today to learn
how we can help you and your loved ones!