Occupational therapy is critical for patients with certain medical conditions to gain or maintain the ability to perform everyday activities and allows SEARHC patients to develop skills that allow day-to-day independence.
For an adult, those skills include:
- Areas of self-care
- Taking care of one’s home
- Leisure activities
- Work functions
- Cognitive retraining to ensure safety and learn decision-making and safety skills for managing medications
Pediatric therapies help patients in the areas of:
- Hand washing
- Using scissors
- Sensory integration
- Gross and fine motor coordination
Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center and Wrangell Medical Center are proud to offer this critical service. Those interested in occupational therapies should meet with their primary care provider and obtain a referral before making appointments through their medical center.
Contact your primary care provider for a referral.