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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