Occupational Therapy

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Increasing safety, access and independence

Our community Occupational Therapists provide a home based service for people who are finding it difficult to manage the things that they want or need to do each day.  For some people, this may be due to frail age, ongoing medical conditions or disability.

The Occupational Therapist will complete an assessment of the home environment and provide recommendations with the aim of increasing safety, access and independence.

We also provide a specific Paediatric Occupational Therapy service.
For more information click here

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Home Safety Assessment to provide recommendations for minor and/or major home modifications
  • Advice and education about aids and equipment including:
    • Hoists
    • Bathroom aids and equipment
    • Seating and pressure care
    • Vehicle modifications
    • Dressing aids
    • Kitchen aids
    • Personal alarms
    • Ramps and rails
    • Wheelchairs (Manual or power)
    • Scooters
  • Support to apply for funding to assist with modifications and equipment through the State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)
  • Advice and information about community access, resources, supports and groups
  • Education and techniques to manage fatigue
  • Education for carers on safe lifting and transferring techniques
  • Group programs – for more information please click here.

APPOINTMENTS AND REFERRALS

Anyone can refer to this service.  Referral can be made via phone, fax or electronic referral (email/S2S/Ereferral)

FEES AND FUNDING

Our fees are set on a sliding scale and are designed to support access for all income levels.

Difficulty or inability to pay will not be a barrier to receiving a service.

Services are offered via a range of funding streams which have varying requirements.

Please click here for more details on fees and funding.

Note: Interpreters can be arranged free of charge.

To enquire about any of our programs, please call us on (03) 8841 3000 or email mchs@mannchs.org.au