General Description (from the website of the Israeli Society of Occupational Therapy)
Occupational Therapy is a profession with therapeutic, rehabilitative and educational aspects, the purpose of which is to provide a person with the tools and skills that will enable him to cope with life's requirements.
The spheres of focus in occupational therapy are: self-treatment, basic and complex daily functioning, employment and leisure.
Occupational Therapy - the occupational therapy service is provided by a staff of college educated occupational therapists, some of whom hold a Bachelor's degree (BOT), some a Master's degree (MOT) in occupational therapy with special expertise in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation for older persons.
The Occupational Therapy Institute lays the clinical groundwork for occupational therapy students from all the universities.
Occupation - a team of skilled senior and professional occupational instructors facilitates activity during leisure hours, of a wide range of activities such as: handicrafts, festival groups, gymnastics, cooking, current events and operating a computer.
Adjacent to the rehabilitation center, therapeutic gardening takes place for the benefit of the patients.
The target population group: older adult patients following neurological injury such as: a stroke, orthopedic injury such as fractures of the thigh joints, joint replacements and mixed fractures, as well as other serious illnesses leading to deterioration in the patient's general condition.
The treatment: the occupational therapy institute provides diagnostic services, treatments, advice and guidance for the rehabilitation, acute illness and tuberculosis wards.
The purpose of the treatment: the treatment concentrates on a person's functional components: movement, sensation, thought, behavior and social contact. The object is to improve these skills and attain maximum independence in functioning both in the patient's home and in his natural environment, and by doing so to enhance his quality of life.
The referral to occupational therapy is made by a doctor.
• General evaluation and determining the purposes of the treatment.
• Personal treatment by an occupational therapist who accompanies the patient from his admission until his discharge, which includes dealing with physical, thought and functional components which will facilitate maximum independence depending on the existing condition. The treatment is personally adapted to each patient.
• Just prior to discharge, appropriate guidance is given to the patient and his relatives.
There are, in addition, treatment groups:
1. A workshop for prevention of falls and for safe conduct at home - instruction to patients and relatives, once every two weeks.
2. Gymnastics groups
Occupational therapy email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum independence for a better quality of life!