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Building skills for the job of living!
Occupational Therapy is offered through the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center Rehabilitation Services Department. Occupational Therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession designed to help people, who because of physical, developmental, social or emotional deficits, need specialized assistance in learning skills that enable them to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.
The department serves patients in swing bed, outpatient, home health and long term care settings.
Meet Our Staff
Brenda Corwin, MS, OTR/L
Nicole Jones, OTR/L
Tanya Kilpatrick, OTR/L
Tiffany Wallman, OTR/L
Assistants and Aides
Shelly Barton, COTA/L
Jacque Probst, COTA/L
Therapy services include:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Skills that individuals need to optimally participate in life: self care skills, homemaking tasks, employment issues, mobility and balance, leisure and play, driving skills, home safety and accessibility.
- Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy Areas include range of motion, strength, coordination and sensation of the hand and arm. Pain, edema and scar management are addressed. Hand and arm splints may be fabricated when needed. Functional use of the hand is the ultimate goal.
- Visual and Perceptional Skills Specific tests help assess how patients utilize their vision. The BCH department is one of three facilities in Nebraska to utilize a Dynavision, which can assist patients to learn to use their vision to the fullest potential.
- Cognitive Skills Assessment and development of strategies to address memory, problem solving and sequencing; all needed to participate in life activities.
- Pediatrics to Geriatrics Age appropriate assessments, treatment plans and equipment are utilized when working with the wide range of ages served.
- Aquatic Therapy We are pleased to offer therapy through this modality since Spring 2004. A pool is now available in the new hospital and aquatic therapy can be offered onsite.
- Patient Education A variety of means and techniques are used. Patient and family involvement and education are essential to optimize the patient's potential.