The Rehabilitation Department
consists of three components: Central Rehabilitation Services,
Occupational Therapy and Recreational Therapy. Each component contributes
to the overall Department MISSION by involving their specific disciplines to
form partnership with individuals, families, and community, to assist
individuals in achieving a chosen way of living with optimal levels of
independence and mental health.
The Central Rehabilitation Service
(CRS) area concentrates on involving each person in developing the readiness,
motivation, and skills/ supports to participate in life roles to live where
he/she wants, work or receive additional education as needed/wanted and
socialize according to interests and preferences. The CRS uses modalities
such as woodshop, horticulture, domestic skills, ceramics, vocational,
educational and enrichment areas, as well as implementation of the Psychiatric
Rehabilitation curriculum designed by
, to involve individuals in planning for their future community role.
The CRS Mission is to make recovery oriented care available to all ....
RECOVERY .... WE GET IT!
The Occupational Therapy component
of providing person-centered evaluation and intervention to maximize the
functional independence in chosen roles and occupations that support achievement
of the individual's Long Term View. Through focused evaluation,
Occupational Therapists assist individuals to pinpoint barriers to success and
prioritize physical and mental health needs. Occupational Therapy
approaches and modalities vary according to specific needs. Cultural
background, subjective experience and personal preference take a prominent place
in developing holistic Treatment plans with each individual.
Discharge planning is based on individual choice, specialized assessment and/or
home visits. The focus is on the individual-environment fit including
functional capacity, safety and well-being.
On October 31, 2007, the Occupational Therapist, along with other SWVMHI
staff, participated in two days of training on the sensory
approach to treatment.
for the Recreation Therapy component is commitment to providing comprehensive
Recreation Therapy services which enable individuals of SWVMHI to achieve a
higher quality of life by developing the skills and supports to participate in
chosen life pursuits as independently as wanted or needed. The Recreation
Therapy process involves the individual in assessment, Treatment plan
formulation, implementation of services and evaluation of progress and program
effectiveness. Recreation Therapists believe in the value and use of
individualized activities (tools) to accomplish person-centered Treatment and
Rehabilitation goals. The Recreation Therapy services at SWVMHI are
provided by professionals trained and certified to provide quality care.
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