Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the +213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families.
Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping promote health, and prevent or cope with injury, illness, or disability. These services can include:
- Offering ways to resume independence in bathing, dressing, and cooking a meal to seniors who are recovering from a stroke.
- Helping seniors recovering from injury to regain skills necessary to return home.
- Providing support for seniors experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
- Evaluating seniors’ homes to promote safety and prevent falls.