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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are health professionals who can help you keep living life to the fullest by focusing on the things you want to achieve.

An Occupational Therapist (OT)  will visit you at home and undertake a client-centred assessment. The assessment will focus on which day to day activities are important to you; what are your goals and motivations, hopes and dreams; and what are your current limitations.

The assessment might include your wants and needs in regards to taking care of yourself or others, undertaking daily chores around the house, staying connected with friends, family and your community, and being involved in hobbies and interests.

The OT will then support you to build your skills and confidence to maintain independence so you can continue living at home. This might include prescribing equipment or devices, or ‘smart technology’ to help you do the things you want to do.

OT delivered service focuses on strategies to maintain or improve physical and brain health and to enhance independence and social connection in everyday living.

Why is it called ‘Occupational’ Therapy?

In Occupational Therapy, occupations refer to all the everyday things that occupy you during your week and bring meaning and purpose to your life.

For example Jim likes to occupy his time with reading, walking the dog, gardening, and bowling at his local bowls club. After his stroke, Jim arranged to see an OT who is helping with strategies and equipment to get back to doing those things he enjoys.

ACH Group also has Occupational Therapists with specialist expertise i.e  Smart Technologies – their assessment will identify which smart technologies can help you live safely and independently at home, and stay connected with family and friends and Memory Rehab – focuses on strategies to maintain or improve brain health , independence and social connections for people living with a cognitive impairment or dementia.

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SALA Festival kicks off today across the state throughout August and we're excited to be part of 2021 program!
This year, our theme is 'From little things big things grow'. A big shout out to our customers, residents, volunteers, staff and family for your contribution this year. We couldn't do it without you.
Save the date to come and enjoy the beautiful artworks of the creative talents of our arts community. We're looking forward to another great year of sharing and celebrating art and our wonderful artists.
Learn more about ACH Group's exhibition venues: achgroup.org.au/event/sala/
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SALA Festival kicks off today across the state throughout August and were excited to be part of 2021 program!
This year, our theme is From little things big things grow. A big shout out to our customers, residents, volunteers, staff and family for your contribution this year. We couldnt do it without you. 
Save the date to come and enjoy the beautiful artworks of the creative talents of our arts community. Were looking forward to another great year of sharing and celebrating art and our wonderful artists. 
Learn more about ACH Groups exhibition venues: https://achgroup.org.au/event/sala/
#SALA
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ACH Group

What's been your favourite moment of the Tokyo Olympics so far? Share in the comments below 👇

ACH Group customer Chris has shared his!

"Australia's soccer team the Olyroos had a great first round win against Argentina, winning 2-0. It was not expected, they played very well," Chris said.

"The female swimmers who have won Gold - you need to put those moments at the top, and the swim that South Australian Kyle Chalmers had in the freestyle relay was incredible. He went into the last turn in about fifth place and brought it home in the last lap to win the Bronze. I think if he had another 50m to swim, he would have won the race.

"I have also enjoyed watching the Hockeyroos - I do enjoy team games, over individual sport."
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Whats been your favourite moment of the Tokyo Olympics so far? Share in the comments below 👇

ACH Group customer Chris has shared his! 

Australias soccer team the Olyroos had a great first round win against Argentina, winning 2-0. It was not expected, they played very well, Chris said.

The female swimmers who have won Gold - you need to put those moments at the top, and the swim that South Australian Kyle Chalmers had in the freestyle relay was incredible. He went into the last turn in about fifth place and brought it home in the last lap to win the Bronze. I think if he had another 50m to swim, he would have won the race.

I have also enjoyed watching the Hockeyroos - I do enjoy team games, over individual sport.
5 days ago
ACH Group

As we’re coming out of the 7-day lockdown in South Australia today, mask wearing remains mandatory. Here are some instructions on how to wear a mask.

Need to make your own mask? Here’s how www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/07/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-make-a-cloth-...

Stay safe everyone!
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Take a virtual tour and discover ACH Group's ViTA residential care home at Daw Park. Centrally located in easy reach of local amenities including Mitcham Shopping Centre, and the cafes and
services along Goodwood Road, ViTA offers premium residential care with hotel-style accommodation. ViTA also provides respite options for carers to take a break or to trial residential care to see if it’s right for you. ViTA's striking architectural design includes on-site facilities you expect in contemporary residential care including landscaped courtyards, a cafe, indoor and outdoor dining, hairdresser, gym and BBQ area for all to enjoy. With a focus on healthy ageing, residents receive individualised care and a wide range of activities such as exercise groups, art groups and social events.
Take a virtual tour today to discover the heart and soul of ViTA!
Learn more: achgroup.org.au/location/vita-daw-park-residential-care-home/
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