DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Occupational Therapy

(OT) Is needed if a patient has suffered an injury or illness which has affected perceptual motor skills or the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, bathing, toileting, eating or meal preparation. The occupational therapy program may consist of evaluation, ADL training, adaptive equipment recommendations, to maximize potential in perceptual motor and daily activity skills. Typically, this service is considered skilled care.

Ombudsman

One that investigates, reports on, and helps settle disputes in long-term care facilities.

Options Planning

A free service provided by Aging and Disability Resource Connections (ADRC) to offer information and decision support to individuals and their family/friends about the available services, supports, and resources to meet long-term care needs at home and in the community.