I find it interesting that in the eldercare arena the topic of ADL level is so important in determining level of care ( ie: SNF, ALF , as well as. long-term care insurance coverage) , yet I rarely see referrals for OT's to assess ADL levels specifically. I would think that based upon our definition, scope of practice ,licensure & expertise that we would be in high demand to seniorcare communities & insurance providors. It appears as though our national & state associations are missing an opportunity to promote our field & the service that we can offer the community at large in this particular area. Just wondering how we can impact some change?
Michael Gagliano OT/L
FB:Gagliano Wellness & Rehabilitation Specialist P.A.