Demand for occupational therapists growing

MOUNTAIN LAKE, M.N. - After some medical issues drove Leola Gohr to the hospital, her daily routine became too hard on her own. ”They taught me how to transfer from a wheelchair and no, they didn’t do my hair. I always did that myself,” said Good Samaritan Society of Mountain Lake resident Gohr.

“I have a regular set of exercises. I have what I call my arm exercises, which is my upper body and I have my lower exercises which are my legs and that type of thing,” said Gohr.

Occupational therapist, Beth Nelson, has worked at Good Samaritan Society for over a decade. “We work a lot on caregivers assistance and education. We deal with cognition and safety awareness issues that people have so it’s kind of like a lot of professions wrapped into one.,” said Nelson

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