About Buffalo Occupational Therapy

Buffalo Occupational Therapy is the in-house therapy services offered by Aging with Purpose LLC. Buffalo Occupational Therapy is an outpatient based occupational therapy clinic for adults specializing in geriatric occupational therapy, Dementia and Alzheimer’s management, alternative pain management, productive aging, and aging in place.

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Buffalo Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation practice created to help the baby boomer and silent generation remain in their homes throughout the aging process and avoid unnecessary institutionalization within the long term industry. Aging with Purpose created Buffalo Occupational Therapy to promote the maintenance of one’s quality of life throughout the aging process despite acquired physical deficits, memory deficits, chronic pain, and ailments.

Independent Senior Living Collaborative

Western New York’s premier collaboration between senior apartments and therapy. Occupational therapists work in long term care facilities and nursing homes evaluating and designing programs and interventions to prevent physical and mental declines to maintain all current functions. Early intervention is key!! Occupational therapy is now in the community practicing the same function in order to keep people out of these facilities!

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SERVICES OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

STROKE REHABILIATION
Occupational therapy for stroke rehabiliation in Buffalo, NY. Rehabilitation is based on the concept of brain plasticity, which implies that it is possible to modulate or facilitate cerebral reorganization by external inputs. Occupational therapy activities are specifically geared to promote this re-education process and encourage the development of lost skills while accommodating for specific physical, cognitive or affective impairments (1)

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(1 – National Center for Biotechnology Information)

HIP/KNEE REPLACEMENT REHABILIATION

Occupational Therapy for knee replacement and hip replacements in Buffalo, NY. Occupational therapy is commonly used post orthopedic procedures in partnership with physcial therapy to promote home re-integration, mobility, balance, safety, and to ensure you are able to perform all meaninful tasks (occupations- ADLS/IADLS)  throughout your healing process. These services include home assessments, balance training, adaptive equipment training, and more.

 

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MEMORY / PHYSICAL WELLNESS SCREENS
Occuational Therapy performs memory screens, balance screens, and wellness screens in Buffalo, NY.  Aging with Purpose provides a much-needed screening service for older adults in Buffalo, NY. Many older adults and caregivers are curious to know if they should be concerned about memory or balance deficits. Should you see a medical doctor? An audiologist? An opthamologist? Is your loved one destined for long term care? Don’t make any rash decisions- contact Aging with Purpose Occupational Therapy today for a simple low-cost screen!

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MEMORY TRAINING
Occupational Therapy performs memory training in Buffalo, NY.  There is evidence that shows that even into Stage 4 of the Global Deterioration Scale restoration is possible. Occupational therapy uses methods like Spaced Retrieval Therapy (SRT) and other forms of evidence based practices to promote, restore, or learn compensatory methods for individuals exeriencing age-related and non age-related memory deficits. Addressing memory care as soon as signs and symtoms of loss are noted is crucial to promoting wellness across your lifespan and allowing you to age in place! 

 

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BALANCE TRAINING
Occupational Therapy offers individual and group balance training programs in Buffalo, NY. In the U.S. approximately 25% of those aged 65 years and above will fall each other. That is roughly 70,000 older adults falling every single year. The cost of this is 34 billion dollars annually. Occupational therapy help you learn exercises to keep your balance system running properaly and how to prevent falls in your home.

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HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS
Occupational Therapy performs Home Safety Assessments in Buffalo, NY. Aging with Purpose performs home safety assessments for older adults desiring to age in their own homes or caregivers welcoming their aged family members into their home and want to ensure a safe transition. These services may be covered by insurance if perfomed in conjunction with an occuational therapy treatment plan. Call Aging with Purpose of Buffalo today to discuss your options!

 

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3RD PARTY OPINION
Occupational Therapy can give you a third party, professional opinion in Buffalo, NY. From personal experience, we know the hardship of deciding if your loved one should go into a nursing home, move in with you, or if they can stay in their own home with services. To alleviate stress and provide a medical, third party opinion, Aging with Purpose will perform a series of cognitive, balance, and physical screens and/or home assessment to help you decide which avenue may be best.

 

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HOLISTIC WELLNESS APPROACH
Occupational Therapy as a holistic approach to wellness and aging in Buffalo, NY. Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.  (1)

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(1) – AOTA

OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Occupational therapy promote occupational performance in Buffalo, NY. Many indidviudals do not understand what occupational therapy is and why the term ‘occupation’ is in our name. Because of the name given to this profession, many people think Occupational Therapy is not medical related, but is a profession designed to help someone find employment. On the contrary, occupational therapists are extensively trained medical professional (see coursework below), trained to address the whole person (physcial, mental, emotional, cognitive, social, sexual, and spiritual). Occupational therapists address occupation as defined as any task/activity meaningful to our patients/clients. Occupational performance includes activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, eating, etc)  and instrumental activiteis of daily living (cooking, shopping, medication management, dishes, caring for children, caring for pets, etc.)

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POST-FALL REHABILITATION
Occupational therapy performs post-fall rehabiliation in Buffalo, NY.  Unfortanetly, some physical deficits are an inevitable part of aging. Balance and one’s vestibular health is greatly impact by aging especially when recovering from an illness, after experiencing a traumatic loss, or even after a long winter of minimal to no physcial activity. There are many factors leading to falls, but post-fall rehabiliation is crucial to avoiding acute or “quick” decline of health. Many individuals choose to decrease their living space post-fall which has proven to be a detriment and a leading factor in overall mortality. Before saying, “It was just one fall”, call Aging with Purpose for a balance and home assessment!

 

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FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
Occupational Therapy offers individual and group falls prevention programs in Buffalo, NY. In the U.S. approximately 25% of those aged 65 years and above will fall each other. That is roughly 70,000 older adults falling every single year. The cost of this is 34 billion dollars annually. Occupational therapy help you learn exercises to keep your balance system running properaly and how to prevent falls in your home.

 

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DEMENTIA CARE AND REHABILITATION
Occupational Therapy offers dementia care and rehabilitation training in Buffalo, NY.  There is evidence that shows that even into Stage 4 of the Global Deterioration Scale restoration is possible. Occupational therapy uses methods like Spaced Retrieval Therapy (SRT) and other forms of evidence based practices to promote, restore, or learn compensatory methods for individuals exeriencing age-related and non age-related memory deficits. Addressing memory care as soon as signs and symtoms of loss are noted is crucial to promoting wellness across your lifespan and allowing you to age in place! 

 

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ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT TRAINING

Occupational therapy helps and trains older adults on assitive technology and adaptive equipment in Buffalo, NY. Occupational therapists are trained in assistive technology assessment, intervention, and training. An adaptive equipment or assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology services include the evaluation of need, the process of acquiring the device, fitting or customizing the device, coordinating the intervention plan, and providing training and technical support to the user and related support personnel (1)

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(1)- AOTA

CHRONIC ILLNESS EDUCATION

Occupational therapy offers education in chronic illness managment in Buffalo, NY. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are health care professionals skilled in prevention, lifestyle modification, and physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. They focus on enabling individuals to participate in productive and meaningful activities of daily life through collaborating with clients and their caregivers during the evaluation and intervention process. This approach is particularly relevant to individuals who need to manage a chronic disease. (1)

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(1)- AOTA

ADL & IADL TRAINING

The practice of occupational therapy includes:

A. Evaluation of factors affecting activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, including:

  1. Client factors, including body functions (such as neuromusculoskeletal, sensory-perceptual, visual, mental, cognitive, and pain factors) and body structures (such as cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, integumentary, genitourinary systems, and structures related to movement), values, beliefs, and spirituality.
  2. Habits, routines, roles, rituals, and behavior patterns
  3. Physical and social environments, cultural, personal, temporal, and virtual contexts and activity demands that affect performance.
  4. Performance skills, including motor and praxis, sensory-perceptual, emotional regulation, cognitive, communication and social skills (1)

 

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(1)- AOTA

Productive Aging Specialists

As its name suggests, an occupational therapist is completely set apart in the healthcare field as a specialist in assessing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activites of Daily Living (IADLs) performing detail-oriented activity analysis, and using extensive knowledge of the human body to create an intervention. 

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION INCLUDES:

GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY

Dissection of the human cadaver, with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. Lectures emphasize clinical correlations.

NEUROSCIENCE & NEUROANATOMY

Topics include principles of neurophysiology, cellular communication, organization and gross morphology of the CNS, functional anatomy of motor and somatosensory pathways, and various aspects of neuropathology and neuroplasticity.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Focus on assistive technology (AT) devices that support mobility, posture, seating, computer usage, and environmental control, as well as environmental modifications – all of which may enhance occupational performance in home, school, work and community environments.

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY

Focus on Kinesiology, biomechanics, and ergonomics

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Emphasis is placed on the pathology, etiology, symptomatology, prognosis, and contraindications of cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, endocrine, immunologic, musculoskeletal, sensory (vision and hearing), developmental, sensory processing and other selected medical conditions across the lifespan. The ways in which these diseases and disabilities can affect the development, functioning, and occupation of individuals within their various contexts will be reviewed and examined. Implications for occupational therapy interventions and precautions for practice will be addressed.

NEURO- REAHBILIATION

Focus on clinical theories and techniques that utilize neurophysiological concepts in the treatment of occupational dysfunction. Application to occupational therapy utilizing selected activities of work, play, and self-care are included. This course emphasizes life-span approach that emphasizes treatment for neurological conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging populations.

ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS

Effective orthotics and prosthetic approaches incorporate anatomical, medical, and biophysical information with specific psychomotor skills.

MEDICAL EVALUATION & INTERVENTION

This course addresses the role of occupational therapy in medical settings including, acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.  The focus of this course is on occupational therapy practice related to musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, oncologic disorders neurological, cognitive and mental health disorders.

APPLIED GERIATRICS

Focus on aging to consider issues, problems, and potential interventions for older persons with chronic disabling conditions including assistive technology and environmental modifications. In addition the course will include the development of intervention methods based on diagnosis/evaluation in a clinical setting.

APPLIED NEURO-PHYSIOLOGY

Focus on concepts underlying the neurophysiological control of motor behavior; application of these concepts in treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction.

REHABILIATION MEDICINE

Focus upon the pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, endocrine, immunologic and neuromuscular systems and their clinical management. Emphasis is placed on etiology, cellular, tissue and structural pathologies, impairments, medical diagnosis and management, including pharmacologic management, and indications/contraindications for rehabilitation.

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION

Psychiatric and psychosocial topics used by occupational therapy practitioners to effectively understand psychiatric diagnoses incurred across the life span, in the community, and the greater societal response to psychosocial issues.