Occupational Therapy Services help return patients/clients to usual activities (such as bathing, preparing meals, and housekeeping) after illness either on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Occupational Therapist (OT)
An Occupational Therapist is a licensed healthcare professional who provides services designed to restore self-care, work, and leisure skills to patients/clients who have specific performance incapacities or deficits that reduce their abilities to cope with the tasks of everyday living. The occupational therapist evaluates and treats problems arising from developmental deficits, physical illness or injury, emotional disorders, the aging process, and psychological or social disability. Graduates of an accredited degree program who have completed field work requirements and are eligible for the certification examination given by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant is a healthcare professional who works under the supervision of an occupational therapist in planning and implementing programs to restore the self-care, work, and leisure skills of clients/patients. Those certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association are designated Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).