The Community Occupational Therapy Adult Rehabilitation teams work with patients, and where appropriate, their main carer, to support the patient to remain in their own home.
The team aim is to maintain or increase independence and the ability to carry out daily living tasks. This is usually following illness or injury but also because of the effects of ageing or long term or life threatening, physical or medical condition.
The team also support people to manage long term and life threatening health conditions at home and where possible, avoid hospital admission. Occupational therapy interventions can be delivered at home and also in the local community and are based upon patient identified goals.
We use the Care Aims Model for assessment and rehabilitation and work closely with other members of the community multidisciplinary team eg physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, podiatrists, district nurses and community matrons to ensure a holistic and timely approach to patient care.
Services are Monday to Friday; core times are 8.00am to 4.30pm with individualised appointments outside these hours if required.