Occupational therapists are integral members of the older adult's health care team. By promoting the maintenance and development of the skills required for the job of living, occupational therapists enable clients to participate in those activities that are most important to them. Whether the goal be continuing to live independently, caring for a family member, or maintaining participation in individual pursuits, the occupational therapist can foster and enhance an older adult's quality of life.
TOBI FLEWWELLING HEATHER WHITE
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