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  Occupational Therapy
St. James Mercy Hospital

The goal of occupational therapy to improve the function in individuals who have experienced a disability, illness, injury, surgery or physical/cognitive/psychosocial challenge. This includes but is not limited to

  • Cerebral vascular accidents
  • Orthopedic fractures, tendonitis
  • Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Amputation, cardiac complications
  • Respiratory conditions

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Click here for a summary of services and biographies of our experienced team (PDF).

Occupational therapy strives to improve functional performance in the area of activities of daily living, specifically bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

Recommendations are made for adaptive equipment and splinting to maximize patients’ independence. Appropriate positioning devices are also recommended and provided to nursing home residents to promote skin integrity and proper body alignment in bed and wheelchair. The occupational therapist assesses performance of job-related tasks which can include injury prevention/ergonomics and job-site analysis.

The occupational therapist not only provides direct therapeutic interventions, but also serves as a resource for interdisciplinary team members, caregivers, family members, and patients to promote maximum functional independence.

Hours and Location
The Occupational Therapy Department is located at Mercycare.
Clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 6:00am-3:30pm.

The caseload consists of outpatients, nursing home residents, and consultation to Nursing and Adult Day Care. Acute care occupational therapy services are also provided as needed at St. James Mercy Hospital.

For further information, please call Occupational Therapy at (607) 324-6974.


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Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-8000
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