What is occupational therapy and how it can help you

The Occupational Therapy service supports citizens with disabilities to carry out essential activities, with the aim of maintaining or improving independence.

The Occupational Therapy service will work with you to consider your needs and assess how you manage daily living tasks at home. Depending on your situation, occupational therapy may include:

  • Managing your personal care and carrying out activities around your home
  • Assessments involving the Occupational Therapy team member observing transfers in and out of bed/chair, on and off the toilet, continence, dressing, feeding, stair assessments, and access to the community
  • Assessment of your ability to prepare drinks, snack and/or meals
  • Eligibility assessment for adaptations to your home
  • Reviewing or implementing manual handling
  • Providing advice and information about other services.
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