Occupational therapy helps you regain the ability to perform the three basic occupations of life, self-care, work and leisure. Typical daily activities, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, even turning on the television, may have become difficult due to illness or injury. Through occupational therapy, you can regain some of those skills and abilities and enjoy a better quality of life.
Occupational therapy services are available at Rome Memorial Hospital through our continuum of care, from acute care to impatient rehabilitation and on to outpatient rehabilitation. Our staff strives to deliver consistent quality healthcare services to the patients we serve. We monitor our patients’ outcomes and satisfaction with our care. When we compare our statistics with other occupational therapy programs, our results are as good as or better than similar programs.
Your occupational therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine your current level of occupational functioning. Your treatment plan will address dysfunction due to deficits in movement, sensation, cognition and emotional components of your abilities.
Occupational therapists work individually with each patient to concentrate on what matters most to them. We strive to help:
• Set and achieve goals • Function at the highest possible level • Maintain or build their independence • Adapt activities and the environment to their level of ability • Participate in the everyday activities that are an important part of enjoying life.
Rome Memorial Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program of the American Osteopathic Association (HFAP).
Rome Memorial Hospital’s occupational therapists are qualified to treat individuals with:
• Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA/stroke) • Parkinson’s Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) • Brain Injuries • Spinal Cord Injuries • Developmental Disorders
• Fractures • Tendon injuries and repairs • Nerve injuries and repairs • Repetitive motion injuries • Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid) • Burns
• Activities of daily living • Range of motion • Adaptive equipment • Assistive technology • Functional mobility • Therapeutic Modalities
Rome Memorial Hospital’s occupational therapy program is available with a doctor’s referral. To benefit from our services, patients, social workers, case managers or family members should initiate the discussion with their primary care physician.
Occupational therapy is covered by most major medical insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid.