What do occupational therapists do in the community?
To develop, implement and evaluate the service and to measure outcomes for all clients. To provide support to clients to enable them to participate in social, leisure, educational and employment activities. To facilitate and support clients in decision making; promoting choice and involvement.
Can occupational therapist work in the community?
Occupational therapists can work within the community or in a hospital helping to assess and treat physical and psychiatric conditions. Working with a variety of people from young children to older people, there are many variations of the job itself, with each day being different from the last.
How effective is occupational therapy?
In summary, research evidence to date supports the effectiveness of occupational therapy in the school setting with students experiencing occupational performance challenges. OT is effective in helping children attain goals and develop skills in areas underlying and supporting school performance.
How do you know if a child needs OT?
4 Signs Your Child Might Need Pediatric Occupational Therapy
- Difficulty achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones. Occupational therapy can help children who show signs of developmental delays.
- Issues with fine motor skills.
- Trouble with gross motor skills.
- Sensory processing problems.
What conditions do occupational therapists treat?
OT can help kids and teens who have:
- birth injuries or birth defects.
- sensory processing disorders.
- traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord.
- learning problems.
- juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
- mental health or behavioral problems.
- broken bones or other orthopedic injuries.
How do I find my closest CCAC in Ontario?
Assertive community treatment (ACT) team members may also conduct home visits. To find your closest CCAC anywhere in Ontario, you can contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care at 1 (800) 268-1154.
What can the CCAC do for me?
The CCAC can also refer you to other groups for community care services including hot meal delivery, community dining programs, housekeeping, transportation and errands, and friendly visits and well-checks.
How do I contact CCAC about long term care?
Medical and nursing services delivered in long-term care facilities are covered by insurance; room and board are the financial responsibility of the patient. If you have questions about long term care or any other CCAC service, call the main number at 310-2222 to speak to a care coordinator.
Are CCAC services free for seniors?
Because CCACs offer so many services, and because so many are offered for free or at a discount to qualified seniors, it’s worth taking a few minutes to understand everything that your local CCAC has to offer. Who’s eligible for CCAC services?