Occupational Therapy

Home Health Care Located in Boca Raton, FL, serving Palm Beach County

Occupational Therapy

If you or someone you love is struggling with daily tasks, occupational therapy can support independence. Whether you or your loved one is recovering from a surgery or stroke or needing care due to dementia or a physical condition, the team at Hands of Hope in Boca Raton, Florida, is here to help along the journey. To learn more about the occupational therapy services available, reach out to the office online or call today.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is an area of health care that aims to help people acquire or regain daily skills, particularly if something has occurred to change their ability levels, like an injury or stroke.

Children and adults can benefit from an occupational therapist’s expert guidance as they develop skills and utilize assistive devices to be more independent.

Is occupational therapy similar to physical therapy?

The two can work together, but they serve different functions. Physical therapy seeks to address the root of a physical issue to restore your mobility, balance, and strength.

Occupational therapy works toward enabling children and adults to perform specific activities (or “occupations”) like:

  • Eating without help
  • Bathing and toileting
  • Getting dressed
  • Housekeeping like laundry or cleaning
  • Participating in leisure activities

Hands of Hope always aims to maximize your quality of life, and occupational therapy treatment adapts to your specific requirements.

What can I expect from occupational therapy?

Your occupational therapy plan will always be tailored to your unique needs and diagnosis, but some common conditions that benefit from occupational therapy include:

Alzheimer's and dementia

Occupational therapists can improve home safety, simplify important tasks, and create memory strategies. They can advise caregivers on supporting patients to reduce confusion and agitation.


Many stroke survivors struggle with not only a loss of motor skills but also a sense of depression and helplessness as they adjust to a different level of capability. Working with an occupational therapist can help them regain some independence by retraining important self-care skills like eating.

They can also modify the home or common tasks to increase the survivor’s available activities.

Joint replacements

Thanks to advances in technology, crucial joints like the hip, knee, or shoulder can be replaced when medically necessary. After surgery, occupational therapy makes sure you have the equipment and information you need to accomplish daily tasks as you heal.

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

MS can make everyday tasks an exhausting battle. Your occupational therapist helps you simplify or modify activities, possibly using adaptive equipment, so you can do what you need and what you want to do.

These are only a few ways that occupational therapy can revolutionize daily life for people who are struggling. To learn more about the services available, reach out to the Hands of Hope office by phone or online.