Julie Entwistle, MBA, BHSc (OT), BSc (Health / Gerontology)
I can say with certainty that 100% of my clients suffer from financial difficulty when faced with disability, trauma or injury. It is just not common for people to plan for the “rainy day” that could be ill health. Yet, the impact of financial strain is significant. Stress, anxiety, panic, excessive worry, loss of sleep, relationship issues, poor decision making, and maladaptive coping are all common reactions to feeling that you are unable to survive a change in income or increased expenses from medication, devices or therapy.
In the following video from our OT-V series, we discuss how an Occupational Therapist uses strategies to help you through financial difficulties and to help manage the negative effects to your health.