Our aim is to join our clients on their journey to experience a better quality of life through doing the things that are important to them.
Please see below some of the services we can provide. This is not an exhaustive list of services and we are more than happy to speak with you about other services we might be able to provide. If you cannot access our services face-to-face, it may be suitable to access our support via tele-health.
Falls Prevention Assessments
Falls prevention assessments may include the OT assessing factors that may be increasing a client's risk of having a fall. The OT will look at a person's functional strengths and difficulties, the tasks that they are engaging in and the environment. The OT may provide recommendations such as environmental modifications, prescription of equipment/assistive devices, training on how to complete tasks in a safer way and referral to other services such as Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology.
Prescription of Aids/Assistive Technology
The OT may provide assessment and recommendations related to prescription of aids and assistive devices to help a person continue to be able to do the things the want and need to do. It may be that a person is having difficulty with cooking, gardening, or engaging in self-care tasks such as showering and toileting. Or it may be that a person is finding it hard to get in and out of the car or engage in a valued hobby. The OT will provide recommendations and advice regarding what may help to make life a little easier!
Assessment of a client's cognition (e.g. their memory, thinking, planning and processing skills) and how that impacts their ability to engage in daily tasks safely can be completed by our OT team. We can support clients and caregivers to develop strategies to manage cognitive challenges to reduce frustration and promote overall wellbeing.
Home Safety Assessments
Home safety assessments involve the OT completing an assessment of the home and providing recommendations about what may help to make the home safer. It may be that a client is having falls or at risk of leaving the stove turned on. Or it may be that the client is having trouble getting on and off the toilet or leaving the home and becoming lost.
NDIS OT Support
We can work with clients applying to access, or who are under the NDIS scheme who are self and plan-managed.
From major bathroom re-design to advice related to installation of grab rails and ramps, our OT team can help!
We run group programs on a needs basis. Please get in touch with our team to chat further!
Dementia Carer Education and Training
Our OT team can provide carers and family members with up-to-date knowledge to help support a loved one living with dementia. This education may include talking about dementia, what is it, what to expect, how to respond in challenging situations and how to communicate when conversation becomes hard. Training may involve learning strategies to overcome frustration and overwhelm to reduce caregiver burnout. Practical strategies are provided to help caregivers and family members feel confident on their dementia journey. Whether it be learning new ways to communicate with a loved one or activity ideas suited to the stage of dementia, we're here to help.
Training packages are available for groups including residential aged care facilities.
Care of People with Dementia in their Environment (COPE)
Our occupational therapists are trained in the COPE program. COPE is an evidenced based practical program whereby the occupational therapist works with the carer and the person with dementia. The program aims to help both the person with dementia to engage in daily activities, and the carer to support the person with dementia to live at home.
For more information on COPE, please refer to their website by clicking the link below: