Community Based Occupational Therapy

Here’s Information About Living Better, Rehabilitating To Your Best And Safe Guarding Your Independence At Home

Community Based Occupational Therapy Services

Or Home Based Occupational Therapy are services which visits you in the comfort of your home. It has some advantages:

  • It’s easier on you and your family without the worry about transport.
  • It also helps you rehab, relearn or adjust in the perfect environment – your home.

OTs for short, help people remember what it is to function optimally and do what they once thought impossible. To recapture a better quality of life. They do it with inspiration, compassion, encouragement and skill.

Whilst the below list of community based occupational therapy services is not an exhaustive one it provides an overview of where we regularly help people achieve.

Maximise Your Ability To Do Activities of Daily Living

We do this be it from a direct and intensive course of rehabilitation or a strategy to improve long standing and changing complex care needs, a re-ablement therapy.  Whatever the approach, we’ll work with you to achieve the goals meaningful to you.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are those areas of personal care, walking and dressing for example.

Make Your Home Fit Your Needs Better

Sometimes the home is as much a barrier to doing the things that are necessary and important. What we do, in a Home Assessment, with you is in most case prioritise low cost and effective solutions to make it easier at home. That said, we’re also able to help you with large scale remodeling changes of the home. We provide you, your builder, architect and relevant others with information to get the home right for your needs today as well as tomorrow.

Equipment and Garment Prescription

We work with you to get the right equipment or garment to help restore confidence in your functional abilities, reduce pain and enhance life satisfaction.

Care and Health Technology At Home

Sometimes, managing tasks about the home can be difficult. This may be a result of a change in your physical or cognitive and or mental abilities. In many cases, maybe like yours, technology can have a real role to play in helping you live safely, more in control and independently at home.

More Specific Community Based Occupational Therapy Services You Can Expect In Your Home

  • Programs for People and their Carers impacted by Dementia
  • Home Care Falls Management Program
  • Palliative Care therapy service for comfort, dignity and quality of life
  • Eldercare Assessment and Services which may go towards identification and planning to assist with functional home care assistance. We regular work with clients who receive in home aged care support services.

Cost Of Services

  • For all OT services there is an out of pocket expense and this will vary depending on time taken to complete the assessment and the resources provided.
  • There is no cost for your home visiting occupational therapist if you’re eligible for DVA support. ( Gold Card and eligible White Card holders).
  • Depending on your health insurance cover you’re maybe eligible to claim  occupational therapy services. A suitably detailed invoice will be provided to you to allow you to process your claim.
  • A Medicare rebate is available for occupational therapy under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan which can be authorised by your GP.  Under this Medicare item you’re eligible for a rebate of $50.05

Get In Touch, Today To Arrange A Community Based Occupational Therapy Consultation

We’d be delighted to hear from you directly, so please call us 1300 783 200  or use the contact form on this site to arrange a time for us to connect.