Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Occupational Therapy

Performing the tasks of everyday life shouldn’t be an everyday struggle. Carris Health’s occupational therapists work with you to enhance quality of life through rebuilding or adapting your ability to perform everyday tasks.

Occupational Therapy is for people who:

  • Are all ages, from birth to older adults
  • Need help with developmental, cognitive, physical or psychological needs
  • Are recovering from injury, stroke, surgery or a debilitating disease
  • Suffer from repetitive motion concerns such as carpal tunnel syndrome and “tennis elbow”
  • Have trouble engaging in learning and experiencing life

The goal of the occupational therapy program is to increase your independence with the work, self-care, and leisure activities that are important to you.

Your care plan may include:

  • teaching new skills
  • modifying activities
  • recommending and training use of adaptive equipment
  • practicing cognitive activities and neurologic retraining
  • Providing guidance and education for family members and caregivers
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