The aim of an Occupational Therapist is to assist people with participating in everyday activities, thereby promoting independence, safety and quality of life.
Everyday activities may include:
- Personal care (showering/dressing/toileting)
- Getting in, out and around your home
- Domestic tasks (cooking/cleaning)
- Getting in and out of bed/chairs
How our Occupational Therapists can assist
In order to promote independence and participation in everyday activities, there are a number of assessments and interventions our Occupational Therapists have extensive experience and expertise at completing.
- Specialised complex and minor home modification assessments, e.g. hand rails, ramps,
- Assistive technology (equipment) assessments, e.g. showering and toilet aids, wheeled mobility, kitchen aids etc
- Pressure care assessments, e.g. seating, wheelchairs and beds
- Life skills training and adapting activities, e.g. providing training and education on alternative techniques for promoting participation and skills development
- Home safety, e.g. falls prevention and manual handling education
- Providing education to clients, carers and significant others regarding health promotion, and increasing safety and participation in everyday activities.
Referrals can be received from:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Phone: 1800 800 110
My Aged Care (MAC)
Referral and assessment for people over 65 and over 50 for Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander. Please contact MAC to determine eligibility.
Phone: 1800 200 422
Referrals can also be received from:
- General practitioners or other healthcare professionals and organisations
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- Enhanced Primary Care
- Private (self) referrals