Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants at Paramount strive to help patients with physical and mental disabilities to regain, develop, or master everyday skills in order to live independent, productive and satisfying lives.  They provide the necessary tools for performing the activities of daily living and self-care in the safest manner possible.  Occupational therapists develop individualized treatment plans which enhance patients’ ability to perform daily functions such as dressing, grooming, bathing, and eating.  Therapists perform in-home evaluations for those patients who are returning home to ensure the safest possible transition. 

Paramount’s occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants have patience, understanding and compassion when dealing with clients facing health problems. Patience is important because many clients may not show rapid progress; therapists must be prepared for that challenge.  Being understanding and compassionate is vital when working with clients who have disabilities that require them to undergo extensive and sometimes painful treatment in order to improve their function.

Among the treatments are:

*  Continence management

*  Self-care activities

*  Design and application of splints

*  Adaptive equipment provision and education

*  Therapeutic feeding

*  Wheelchair mobility

*  Recreational programming