The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in activities of every day life including :
personal: e.g. bathing, showering, eating
domestic: e.g. cleaning, cooking, laundry
social / leisure: e.g. attending groups, catching up with friends
community: e.g. accessing shops, pharmacies, hospitals
Occupational Therapists achieve this by working with people to enhance their ability to perform their everyday activities, or by modifying the activity or environment to better support safe participation.
The Occupational Therapist will complete a holistic assessment at your home to gather information about your health conditions and your environments, and how these impact on your ability to safely complete your day to day activities in your home and local community. They will work in partnership with you to develop goals to enable you to achieve safety and independence with your identified activities.
Intervention strategies may include prescription of aids/equipment and home modifications, or education regarding strategies and alternative ways of doing things to maximise safety and independence. With your consent, the Occupational Therapist may also refer you to other support services to further enhance your participation.
Referrals to our service are prioritised according to level of need; therefore some people may have to wait longer than others for the service.
To enquire about this service, please contact BCH Service Access on 9450 2000.
Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social services. Visit the Department of Social Services website (www.dss.gov.au) for more information.
Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.