Occupational Therapy

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Skills for the Job of Living

Occupational Therapists work with people whose lives have been interrupted by illness, injury, developmental disability and aging to develop or restore independence with everyday tasks at home, at work and at play.

At Nemaha County Hospital, the Occupational Therapist will evaluate your needs and desires. Together, you will determine specific goals. Then a program will be developed just for you that is designed to increase your independence, safety and confidence.

Practical Solutions for Everyday Living

If a person exhibits one or more of the following symptoms or changes in conditions, he/she could be expected to benefit from Occupational Therapy services:

  • Inability or difficulty feeding self.
  • Decreased self-care abilities (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting).
  • Decreased home management abilities (making the bed, doing laundry, preparing meals, cleaning).
  • Driving issues.
  • Need for individualized splint fabrication.
  • Decreased mental abilities, including difficulties with sequencing, following directions, memory.
  • Positioning needs, as it relates to problems with skin tears, skin integrity and development of contractures.
  • Poor fit in wheelchair, or needing a new wheelchair or scooter.
  • Decreased vision.
  • LSVT BIG for Parkinson's or other neurological conditions.
  • Need for modifications of the home for independence and/or safety.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Decreased balance.
  • Difficulty with transfers.
  • Easily fatigued or shortness of breath during normal activities.
  • Decreased upper extremity function (elbow, wrist, hand)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Contractures
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Medical Epicondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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