Home Occupational Therapy In Las Vegas
Doctors recommend occupational therapy when they’re concerned about a patient’s needs and safety at home.
Whether a patient has an ongoing illness affecting their health or has suffered an injury that is making daily living more difficult, to return to full health and functionality is hard. Many of our patients want to nurture a level of independence during recovery or even during the aging process.
Thankfully, our nursing practitioners specialize in occupational therapy that is designed to speed up the healing process, bring comfort, and increase their quality of life in the comfort of a patient’s home right here in Las Vegas.
Get Occupational Therapy at Home from a Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency
We’re ready to answer your questions about occupational therapy.
We offer the help through our at-home occupational therapy services. Unlike physical therapy where exercise is the focus, we teach the tools and techniques to accomplish goals and self-manage a condition.
Occupational therapy is a treatment that assesses an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs and facilitates their healing through “occupations” or activities. It facilitates a path to independence through everyday tasks. The essential goal is to help every patient thrive in life regardless of any illness or injury.
Occupational Therapy Services for Las Vegas Patients
As this treatment is designed to help hundreds of conditions across many client types and needs, there’s no end to the number of services out there. Some of the more common ones include:
- Wellness programs
- Functional skill development for people with developmental or sensory difficulties
- Psychological coping strategies
- Disease prevention
Why is Occupational Therapy Needed?
Patients primarily prefer this treatment for its integrated approach to recovery. Many conditions, in either the body or brain, simply cannot be addressed quickly. They need care over a long period of time.
However, the typical patient can’t afford to put their life on hold for the sake of recovery, and that’s why our rehabilitation integrates into day-to-day tasks. It gives patients the tools first-hand to promote their own betterment.
Goal of Occupational Therapy
As stated earlier, the primary goal is to help patients not just get by but to succeed and empower themselves. It works with them to develop strategies to prevent additional stress and embark on paths to healing and recovery.
It’s non-intrusive, comprehensive, and, most importantly, focused on you.
Confused by Your Options? Let Us Help
Medicare plans are accepted.
We’ll get you on the path to coordinating care, whether that includes going over your insurance options or crafting an occupational therapy plan with Medicare.
Home health care must be ordered by a Nevada Board Certified MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Referrals can be made via a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, or anywhere else an MD or DO practices.
In order for a patient to sign on, Sonoma Home Health requires 3 things:
- The MD/DO order for home health
- Patient information (such as name, address, and phone number)
- Medical history and physical
Each patient receives intermittent skilled care; the frequency is determined based on a care plan that’s determined after an evaluation has been completed. During each visit, the patient will be visited by clinicians (skilled nurses) for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances will cover home health. Our expert financial staff can help with the process of determining your specific benefits.
Personal care such as bathing, dressing, and food preparation. Home health can provide home health aides on a limited basis depending on diagnosis and need, but it isn’t long-term and must be in conjunction with a need for skilled nursing based on a doctor’s referral.
Medication. Prescriptions are not covered by home health.