Occupational therapists focus on helping your loved ones gain back the skills that are important to them. If your loved one has suffered from a stroke, illness, surgery, Alzheimer’s, or a disability and is looking to regain some skills that may have been lost, then occupational therapy could be a good fit. Obviously functions like walking and mobility are very important, but occupational therapy focuses more on helping your loved one regain the unique skills that make them who they are.
If it’s important for your loved one to be able to dress him or herself each morning, an occupational therapist can work to regain that skill that may have been lost to injury, illness, or surgery. Maybe your loved one cares about playing a game with grandchildren, buying groceries, or returning to an old hobby like painting, dancing, or sewing. An occupational therapist can assist with these specific goals.
Occupational therapy is a more holistic type of approach to regaining skills lost to stroke, injury, illness, Alzheimer’s, or recovery. The end goal is independence and participation in daily activities. This is done through teaching new skills, modifying tasks, and educating both the client and his or her family to increase performance and progress. Occupational therapy activities can be as simple as playing a game together, going on a simple outing, or eating a meal together. The occupational therapist builds a relationship with each and every one of their patients.
All of our occupational therapists are licensed and certified. At QHC, we take great pride in the quality of care we provide to all of our residents. In fact, we won the Iowa Governor’s Award for excellence in nursing home care in both 2010 and 2012. This accolade highlights our passion for excellence in serving our communities and our residents.
Our company was founded in 1977 by Kenneth Webb under the name Quality Health Care Specialists, Corp. In 2011, Jerry and Nancy Voyna became the proud owners after 20+ years of service within the company home office. At that time Jerry and Nancy changed the name of the company to QHC Management, LLC and QHC Facilities, LLC, respectively. QHC Management oversees the operations of QHC Facilities and in total there are 11 facilities; nine skilled nursing homes and two assisted living facilities.