Grinnell
Health Care Center

415 6th Avenue West

Grinnell, IA 50112

(641) 236-6511

(641) 236-6713 fax

 

contact

Nichole Behrens

Administrator

(641) 236-6511

email

Grinnell
Health Care Center

415 6th Avenue West

Grinnell, IA 50112

(641) 236-6511

(641) 236-6713 fax

 

contact

Nichole Behrens

Administrator

(641) 236-6511

email

Occupational Therapy - Grinnell Health Care Center

Occupational therapy provides services to help regain the skills needed in order to return home. Our occupational therapists work with Residents with an array of diagnosis that has had their abilities interrupted by injury, illness, or surgery. Occupational therapists, in turn, set up goals for these Residents to learn or relearn activities of daily living with the ultimate goal of returning home, if possible.

Services occupational therapy offers include
  • Upper body strengthening, to have the ability to dress, toilet, and other activities necessary to return home;
  • Transfer training, to be able to safely demonstrate the ability to get up and transfer;
  • Wheelchair management, for those who are wheelchair-bound so they are comfortable and are at a low risk of skin breakdown;
  • Cognition to make sure Residents can rationally demonstrate they are safe, in order to return home.