What is Occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is about working with people who have a substantial and or permanent disability, to be independent and as safe as possible, and manage essential daily activities. Any carers’ needs and abilities to assist will also be considered. We can then make recommendations, which amongst other suggestions can include some or all of the following:
- working with you to find a different way to manage tasks you may have difficulty with,
- providing minor adaptations e.g. grab rails to help get in and out of your bath,
- arranging major adaptations like stairlifts and ramps to enable access to essential rooms in your home or to your community,
- where carers are assisting a person manually with transfers eg. in and/or out of bed, advice and equipment can be provided to make this easier and safer for both the carer and the person.