What is Occupational Therapy?
We all have our ways of interacting with the world around us but simple things like tying shoelaces, dealing with emotions or using cutlery are more difficult for some than others.
As shared by Occupational Therapy Australia, “The term ‘occupation’ is used to describe all the everyday things we do in our life roles, but also the things we do to be who we are, the things we do to create a meaningful life and to engage with wider society and culture.”
An Occupational Therapist helps clients to participate in the activities that they find meaningful or necessary.
Occupational Therapy for Aged Care
Occupational Therapists work with Aged Care residents to help them adjust to changes in their balance and coordination, memory, vision and hearing, and general communication skills.
As a result, our clients are more able to take part in meaningful activities, and enjoy a better quality of life.
Working with an Occupational Therapist can help to prevent falls, improve interaction with mobility aids and encourage participation in group activities. It can also help to improve mobility and help to create better daily routines.
An OT can assess current abilities, create a plan and also prescribe the use of devices to improve mobility and interactions.
NDIS Occupational Therapists
Participants who live with a permanent and significant physical or mental disability can benefit from working with an Occupational Therapist.
By helping individuals to interact with their everyday environment, an OT can help to improve independence and quality of life. This may be through physical or cognitive techniques.
Contact Sea Change to discuss the needs of your participant. We will work with you to formulate and implement a plan. Our team is also fully mobile so you do not have to worry about the additional costs and time involved with transport.
Our Occupational Therapists
The Occupational Therapists employed by Sea Change are registered according to Australian regulations, fully trained, experienced and caring.
We encourage ongoing personal and professional development to ensure our team can provide the highest level of service, and are actively working to set the benchmark for NDIS-related occupational therapy in Australia.