traditional OT services

Elderly disabled woman loading her washing machine independently

traditional OT services

Traditional OT services include interventions that promote safety and independence while bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, housekeeping, preparing meals, caring for children or pets, retrieving mail, or caregiving for a loved one. The services can be provided before or after a life event.

Prehab” is a service to help plan your recovery and accessibility of your home before an elective procedure. Traditional rehab services occur after a hospitalization or life event such as a fall or new diagnosis such as a stroke, diabetes, or macular degeneration.

treatment interventions & procedures

Interventions and procedures are designed by Lifestyle Transitions to promote or enhance safety and performance in activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activites of daily living (IADL).

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – activities focused on caring for one’s own body and completing that on a routine basis

  • bathing (including related transfers)
  • dressing
  • personal grooming
  • toileting (including hygiene & safe transfers)
  • mobility and transfers
  • sexual activity

Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) – activities that support life in the home and in the community

  • Care of others (many parents are still providing care for adult children or grandchildren or are the primary caregiver for a spouse with declining health)
    • Care of pets
    • Child rearing
  • Communication management
  • Financial management
  • Home management
  • Meal preparation and clean up
  • Safety and emergency maintenance
  • Shopping
  • Social and emotional health promotion
  • Prescription management
  • Health & well-being promotion
  • Education
  • Work
  • Play
  • Leisure
  • Social participation


Traditional occupational therapy treatment with Lifestyle Transitions is enhanced by the therapist coming to the environment where the clients reside and offering personalized client-centered care.

Some of our intervention may include the following:

  • Therapeutic use of occupations, exercises, and activities
  • Training in self-care
    • self-management
    • home management
    • community/work reintegration
  • Development, remediation, or compensation
    • Physical
    • Cognitive
    • Neuromuscular
    • Sensory functions
    • Behavioral skills
  • Management to enable eating and feeding performance
    • Feeding
    • Eating
    • Swallowing
  • Education and training of
    • Individuals
    • Family members
    • Caregivers
  • Care coordination
    • Case management
    • Transition services
      • Due to fall, accident, illness, or recovery
        • from the hospital back home
        • from family home to assisted living facility
      • Modification of environments
        • home, work, school, or community
      • Adaptation of processes
        • including ergonomic principles
        • community mobility