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Loneliness and isolation are a huge reason depression is common amongst seniors. Social contact decreases as people age, often due to lack of mobility, retirement and other reasons leading to higher rates of senior social isolation. Loneliness is a huge risk factor for depression, heightening the sense of unhappiness and
Appropriate OT interventions for medication managementdiffer from person to person, but there are some “low-tech” ideas that could help many people. Seniors and older adults may demonstrate different levels of visual impairment as well as different daily routines they have already established.
For people with low vision who are aging in place, the ability to be independent is at the forefront of their daily concerns. Often, one of the major areas that this happens is in the kitchen. Everyone eats and needs to prepare food and drinks multiple times a day, but
Swallowing is an essential activity of daily living: the inability to swallow negatively affects nutrition, overall health, and quality of life. Dysphagia is within the scope of occupational therapy practice as supported by an educational curriculum.