With the aging of the population, more and more people are relying on occupational therapy and mental health treatment along with their long term care plans. The point of occupational therapy is to give people the support and training to be able to live independently particularly in areas relating to daily living activities such as feeding, bathing, and grooming.
Occupational therapists for example, are responsible for teaching and facilitating skills in cognition, self awareness, interpersonal and social skills, stress management, self sufficiency, daily living activities, as well as a wealth of other important skills. The therapy sessions are usually centered around very goal oriented activities that teach these skills.
The services that people seek when they go to see an occupational therapist include:
-adapting to the home and work environment after release from the hospital
-providing treatment groups and classes for experiential learning
-goal setting and rehabilitation planning to find the optimal therapy sessions