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Occupational Therapy

Making it safer at home

Have an occupational therapist visit you at home for a tailored personal service.

An occupational therapist (OT) is a trained health professional who can assist people of all ages to overcome limitations caused by an injury, illness, or the effects of ageing. OTs are trained to identify your strengths and difficulties and help find solutions that enable you to take part in everyday life.  
Get the right care that you want, when you want it, tailored to your needs.

 

 

Occupational therapists can

Assess you and your environment

Assess your strengths & difficulties
Understand your abilities & goals
Review your home for special-needs equipment & modifications
Falls risk assessment
Driver assessment

Find solutions to help you

Regain, maintain & improve independence
Overcome limitations caused by injury, illness or the effects of ageing
Improve your skills with motor function exercises

Support & motivation

Education on safer ways to perform tasks
Rehabilitation
Strategies to achieve goals
Improve confidence & social participation
Liaise with your care manager

An occupational therapist can


Recommend changes to your environment e.g. handrails or ramps

Prescribe specialised equipment: aids for everyday living, mobility around your home

Improve your independence with recommendations tailored to you & your lifestyle

Work on physical rehabilitation e.g. fine motor skills

Help with aged care occupational therapy

How to get an occupational therapist?

By choosing a trusted occupational therapist through CarePilot, you know the health professional you get has been extensively screened and has the skills and qualifications to provide you with an exceptional service.

To book an occupational therapist you do not need a doctor’s referral, although they can work collaboratively with your doctor to help you achieve the best health outcome possible. If you have private health insurance, there may be a provision for cover.

“CarePilot’s support is good for mum and me. Whilst I am away for work I have the confidence she is being well looked after.”

Craig E.