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The Steinhauer Group provides both community based occupational therapy services in Palm Beach County, FL (to home health agencies, assisted living facilities, and directly to consumers), and consults with stakeholders in the emergency management and preparedness industry addressing planning for functional and access needs populations.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"

 

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

 

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

 

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

 

- See more at: http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy.aspx#sthash.XopExcfu.9DtQJmJn.dpuf

 

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Person Directed Care and Services

Operationalizing Self Determination in Long Term Care

Background: The Steinhauer Group is a leading organization committed to implementing culture change in the long-term care setting. As an organization, we have participated in numerous activities and trainings to help improve the quality of care, life experience and health outcomes for elders. Through these efforts, we have developed a package of in-services and trainings for facility management and staff to get you started on your culture change journey.

 

The movement toward a new culture of aging is a vital source of hope for millions of Americans trapped in the old system. The long term care system is undergoing a transformation, and progressive facilities are riding this wave to produce a long term care product that consumers really like and want.

 

Our program of consultation centers around three areas:

 

  • Making the Business Case for Implementing Culture Change in your Organization: Objectives, Goals, Costs
  • Issue and considerations related to Regulatory Compliance
  • Issues Related to Workforce Development and Retention

 

We utilize a hybrid approach to starting your culture change journey: Goals, Principles, Activities and Methods from the Pioneer Network, Eden Alternative, Wellspring Services, Society for the Advancement of Gerontologic Environments and other leading programs.

 

Complimenting our Culture Change Training: Helping the Care-Givers Keep Giving: Long-term care facilities experience exceptionally high turnover rates that can negatively affect healthcare recipient safety; quality and consistency of care; employee morale and mental and physical well-being; and overall facility reputation. The Steinhauer Group has a variety of proven training programs that have been shown to significantly reduce employee turnover, absenteeism and recruitment costs as well as improve quality and safety of care. Our program for workforce recruitment and retention is based on LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

 

Person Directed Care and Services: Operationalizing Self Determination in Long Term Care The practice of person-directed care offers a relationship-based, values-driven alternative to the out of sight, out of mind institutional model that has plagued the system for decades. This movement and Steinhauer Group training is about promoting household living environments – in congregate settings as well as in home and community-based services – where elders and direct care workers are able to express choice in meaningful ways.The Steinhauer Group has help led the effort to bring self-determined services and supports to consumers by changing the way regulators and administrative rules assess quality. Arrange for an introduction course on person directed care for your staff, and then proceed with more advanced mentoring and facilitation to implement this approach in your facility…specific to what you can reasonably accomplish in your organization.