Our offices are located in Franklin Park, NJ, and we travel the state for our clients, performing services from at-home occupational therapy, to aging-in-place evaluations, to home modification consultations. A comprehensive list of our services follows.
Independent Domain provides home modification consulting to improve the accessibility and safety of your home. Whether due to a temporary or permanent disability or the normal processes of aging, our creative problem solving and resources provide you with the ability to live in your home successfully.
Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them maximize performance, function, and participation in meaningful activities (occupations), (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2013). Independent Domain, LLC, believes that by engaging in meaningful activities (occupations) people are healthier. Our staff has over 45 years of experience in providing occupational therapy in acute, sub-acute, long-term care, home care, outpatient, and community settings. The occupational therapists are certified aging in place specialists, experts in acquired brain injury, stroke rehabilitation and a wide variety of adult neurological and orthopedic conditions including but not limited to persons with Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), hand injuries, dementia and vision impairments. Using individualized, meaningful activity as treatment, Independent Domain helps to maximize a client’s functional performance and participation in all aspects of life.
The majority of adults over 65 prefer to age in their own homes rather than move from their home to assisted living (AARP, 2009).
We are certified aging in place specialists who evaluate a client’s capabilities, home environment, and social roles in order to create an individualized plan insuring the ability to remain in your home for a lifetime
Transitions are a natural part of life. Independent Domain’s experienced occupational therapists have a wealth of knowledge about the potential challenges during life’s transitions. We help with functional, practical and thoughtful solutions during transitions, whether from hospital to rehab, hospital to home, rehab to/from home, skilled nursing facility, or assisted living facilities.
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT or CI), forces the use of the affected side after stroke by constraining the unaffected side to encourage functional use of the affected extremity. Independent Domain provides opportunities for using meaningful occupations and purposeful activities in a natural context to facilitate improvement in arm function.
Whether training staff at your company, or your loved one’s paid or unpaid caregivers or family or friends, Independent Domain is available to assist in providing training in transfers, bed mobility, bathing, dressing, grooming, communication, and community mobility. We can help decrease caregiver burden and make the process of caregiving easier by teaching practical solutions, including the use of adaptive equipment, behavioral strategies, and other resources.
Skills2Care™ is an evidenced-based program developed by Occupational Therapists from Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University’s, Jefferson Eldercare, that assists the caregivers of persons with dementia. Studies show that caregiving may decrease the life expectancy of the caregiver. This program helps the caregiver manage the job of caregiving more effectively while maintaining their own health. In the Skills2Care™ program a skilled occupational therapist performs home visits and evaluates and assists in identifying strategies to decrease caregiver burden. Independent Domain’s occupational therapists are certified to provide Skills2Care™, and it can be offered free to residents of Mercer County, NJ.
Let’s Go is a community mobility education program for seniors to promote wellness and participation in meaningful activities. Community participation can have a positive influence on wellness. Chronic disease, and physical and cognitive changes may influence older adults’ participation in community-based activities. Let’s Go is a multimodal four-week education program for seniors who are concerned about their ability to maintain community participation. Using the Person Environment Occupation Performance Model and adult learning theory Let’s Go employs adult education principles, problem solving strategies, self-reflection exercises and experiential learning to help participants utilize supports and overcome barriers to community participation. Let’s Go includes safety education, problem solving and transit training, and is available to be delivered in senior residences, assisted living centers and community groups.
CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community. For more information on CarFit see http://www.car-fit.org/