Occupational Therapy at UMC at Bristol Glen

April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the occupational therapists for the work they do, as they make a vital and meaningful contribution to many people’s lives. If you have ever had occupational therapy, you know how crucial this treatment is. If you didn’t know, occupational therapy focuses on helping maintain motion and the ability to do regular activities, like dressing, bathing, tying shoes, and other daily tasks like moving from point A to point B. At our senior living community in Sussex County, we have a full-time, onsite physical therapy team that specializes in occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech therapy. In this article, we will focus on the benefits of occupational therapy, as well as what it’s like to be a part of our short-term rehabilitation program.

Time to Heal

If you have recently had an illness, injury, or surgery, our rehabilitation services at UMC at Bristol Glen allow you to receive the care you need to heal. By becoming a temporary resident through our short-term rehabilitation program, you can stay on campus while you heal, helping to ease the transition back to your home. When you arrive at UMC at Bristol Glen, our onsite licensed professionals will evaluate your current status and develop a rehab plan to best help you obtain the highest level of independence possible. This plan can include different forms of therapy, medications, and even dietary requirements.

Recover in Style

When you stay with us, the only thing you need to focus on is healing. We take care of everything else like housekeeping and all your meals, allowing you to devote the proper time needed to recover. You will also get to enjoy all the amenities that come with a senior living community when you’re residing here.  Access to all onsite amenities and activities like group yoga, a beautiful campus with a private room to enjoy, transportation to and from doctors’ appointments, as well as 24/7 certified therapists that provide specialized care are just a few perks of receiving occupational therapy at Bristol Glen.

Who Qualifies for Occupational Therapy?

You can be referred to occupational therapy for several reasons, most of them having to do with a limited ability to be independent.  For example, your loved one can be referred to occupational therapy with joint stiffness or pain, difficulty with dressing, bathing, meal preparation, or household chores. Seniors can also be referred due to low vision or a need for assistance with wheelchair positioning. Occupational therapists are also able to assist with splinting or bracing to improve your range of motion. The goal is for every senior to continue to be as independent as possible and maintain their current level of care within the campus. The typical range of duration is 4 – 8 weeks with 3 visits per week by a licensed occupational therapist.

UMC At Bristol Glen – Rehabilitation Program

As a non-profit senior living community, it is our mission to provide quality care to all of our short and long-term residents. With a certified, full-time rehabilitation staff on-site, your loved one is able to receive a personalized care plan tailored to their specific needs. While they recover, we take care of the daily tasks like cleaning and laundry, so they can enjoy all the amenities and social activities that come with our community. Truth be told, your loved one might not want to leave once they recover!

For more information on our rehabilitation program in Sussex County, please visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/

This blog was originally published at https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/blog/occupational-therapy-at-umc-at-bristol-glen/

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