Meet Samantha Trout, Occupational Therapist

March 28, 2019

April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and what better way to celebrate than by featuring one of our very own OTs, Samantha Trout. Samantha has been with Kline Galland Home since November 2017. Samantha is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and has contributed to Kline Galland Home by developing a Journal Club to review research for providing therapy to older adults.

“My favorite part of working as an OT is partnering with clients to maintain their independence and function as long as possible, and empowering them to perform important daily life tasks. I have a strengths-based approach—I believe that all clients have potential to participate in occupations (daily tasks) regardless of age or diagnosis. I enjoy working with the Kline Galland Team because of healthcare providers and support staff who truly care about maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for our residents.”

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

Occupational therapists help people participate in the activities of daily living, whether helping a stroke patient relearn how to iron clothes, a person recovering from hip replacement surgery to bathe safely or someone who has suffered a debilitating injury to dress themselves. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • Assessing of a patient’s current abilities and challenges
  • Understanding his or her goals
  • Creating a custom treatment plan to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach their goals
  • Evaluating outcomes to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the plan

Occupational therapy services may also include a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s living environment and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.

For more information on Kline Galland’s occupational therapy program, please visit our website and get to know the other services we offer.