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Occupational Therapy Intervention is a Family Affair

By Janie L. Rosman, Staff Writer
(Page 6 of 6)

A four-month COPE intervention showed improvement in functional activities like using the telephone, shopping, preparing meals, and doing housework, and self-care activities like bathing, dressing and grooming. Caregivers who also had COPE treatment said they had improved well-being and confidence...

The amount of therapy covered is up to each insurance company, according to the Medicare Rights Center. While it limits the amount of allowable covered outpatient therapy, Medicare will pay for medically-necessary therapy above the cap, particularly for complex cases, and includes various settings — home, health care professional’s office, skilled nursing facility — where therapy would be administered.


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