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.
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!
SERVICES OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
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.
MEMORY / PHYSICAL WELLNESS SCREENS
HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS
3RD PARTY OPINION
HOLISTIC WELLNESS APPROACH
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
DEMENTIA CARE AND REHABILITATION
ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT TRAINING
CHRONIC ILLNESS EDUCATION
ADL & IADL TRAINING
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:
- 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.
- Habits, routines, roles, rituals, and behavior patterns
- Physical and social environments, cultural, personal, temporal, and virtual contexts and activity demands that affect performance.
- Performance skills, including motor and praxis, sensory-perceptual, emotional regulation, cognitive, communication and social skills (1)
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.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION INCLUDES:
GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY
NEUROSCIENCE & NEUROANATOMY
ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS
MEDICAL EVALUATION & INTERVENTION
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.