Sometimes due to illness, injury or the natural process of ageing, daily tasks and activities become more challenging. Perhaps getting dressed or opening food jars are no longer the simple tasks they once were.
ECH Occupational Therapists can work with you to make adjustments to your life so that you can remain as active and confident in your own home for as long as possible.
What should I expect?
During your initial consultation in your home or at one of the ECH Wellness Centres, your Occupational Therapist will seek to understand your concerns, goals and physical abilities. They will then work with you to create a personalised plan to work towards your goals, which will enable you to feel more confident about your abilities and more secure in your environment.
Following your assessment, your Occupational Therapist may recommend simple adjustments to your home such as the installation of handrails or a ramp or rearranging furniture to minimise risks of bumps and falls.
You may also be taught exercises and skills to make daily tasks like dressing yourself simpler or be introduced to occupational therapy equipment or assistive technology that can make everyday tasks easier.
If needed, your ECH Occupational Therapist can also work closely with your GP and any of your other health practitioners to make sure your care plan is integrated and you can achieve your health goals.
No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have private health insurance you may be able to seek rebates from your provider. If you are aged 65 years or over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) and you may be able to use some of this funding to access ECH Wellness services, including occupational therapy.
To learn more about ECH occupational therapy services or to book a consultation, call ECH on 1300 275 324.