Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through activities of daily living (ADL). The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the activities they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the ADL or the environment to better support them to do those tasks or activities that they enjoy or are meaningful to them.

Occupational therapists play an integral part in pain management programs working alongside physiotherapists to provide a wholistic and individualised program that takes the client's activity preferences, past skills and interests into account.

HealthStrong’s Sessional Occupational Therapy Service in Aged Care Facilities includes:

  • Functional assessment e.g. personal care such as showering and eating.
  • Aids and equipment prescription e.g. seating, toilet frame, shower chair, modified utensils such as cutlery, built up handles, plates and drinking aids.
  • Pressure care assessment and management.
  • Cognitive assessment and management.
  • Splinting and upper limb therapies
  • Education and intervention strategies for energy conservation.
  • Goal centred occupational therapy can be arranged for clients post hospital admission to manage rehabilitation, stroke care, and reintegration into facility life.

These sessions are on referral only.