Making the transition to independent living

Occupational therapy at Sunset Retirement Community

JENISON, Mich. (WOOD) April is Occupational Therapy Month. Therapy is an important part of the recovery process, whether it’s after an injury, illness, or surgery.

The folks at Sunset Retirement Communities and Sunset Home Services say occupational therapy differs from physical therapy because it focuses on what a person needs to do to be able to go back home. That can include getting dressed, bathing, or making a meal. The goal is to help people get fully functional and able to live independently. They go into the home to do assessments of the kitchen and bathroom to make sure the person can stay safe while they get used to their new level of ability.

If you find yourself needing home care, rehab, or hospice, Sunset has an easy way to make that transition. It’s called the “My Care Card.” You can print it out from Sunset’s website and carry with you in your wallet. When you’re in the hospital needing care or with a loved one who needs extra care, you have their phone numbers readily available. Call (616) 531-4999 to connect with them now or for more information.

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