Occupational Therapy for Case Managers: Helping Clients Achieve Holistic Wellness
As a case manager, your primary goal is to provide your clients with the best possible care and support. One key component of that care is ensuring that your clients are able to engage in meaningful activities that promote their physical and mental wellbeing. That’s where occupational therapy comes in. In this blog post, we’ll explore how occupational therapy can help case managers provide a holistic assessment of their clients’ needs, using a biopsychosocial framework that puts the client’s needs at the forefront of the intervention.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a HCPC regulated healthcare profession that focuses on helping people achieve their goals and engage in activities that are meaningful and purposeful to them. Occupational Therapists work with clients across all ages – from children to older adults, and across a range of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools, workplaces and community-based organisations.
At its core, occupational therapy is all about promoting people to live their best lives in daily living activities and to encourage – part of this may be around supporting healthy lifestyle choices where the client identifies a need. We look at the client as a whole person, taking into account their physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs. Occupational Therapists use a biopsychosocial framework to guide their practice, which means that they consider not only the client’s medical diagnosis and physical abilities but also their psychological, emotional and social factors, as well as the cultural and environmental context in which they live.
How Can Occupational Therapy Help Case Managers?
As a case manager, you may be working with clients who have complex health needs and multiple comorbidities. You may be responsible for coordinating their care across different healthcare providers and settings, and ensuring that they have access to the services and resources they need to achieve their goals. Occupational therapy can play a key role in this process by providing a holistic assessment of the client’s needs, and identifying strategies and interventions that can support their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.
Here are some ways that occupational therapy can help case managers:
Occupational therapy is a valuable resource for case managers who are looking to provide holistic, client-centred care to their clients. By working with an occupational therapist, case managers can ensure that their clients’ needs are being fully met.
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