Occupational Therapy & Home Modifications
Occupational Therapists identify what their clients want to be able to do in their daily lives and collaboratively come up with ways for them to achieve these goals.
What is Occupational Therapy?
An Occupational Therapist (OT) identifies what their client wants to be able to do in their life, as well as the barriers they face in doing so, and collaboratively comes up with ways for the individual to achieve their goals.
Our Occupational Therapists and our Speech Therapists work closely together.
An Occupational Therapist (OT) looks at what someone wants to be able to do in their life, as well as their strengths and barriers, and collaborates with them to establish ways in which they can achieve these objectives. This may range from a task such as teeth brushing, through to being employed at a workplace and all the details that need to be considered to make this possible.
This usually starts with an assessment of the person’s abilities and their environments. Occupational Therapists might engage in therapy to help the person achieve their goals through gradual and progressive skill building, or they might help the person to explore options and obtain relevant assistive technology that could help them participate effectively in whatever it is they wish to do. Assistive technology could include things like wheelchairs, specialised beds, computer software, reading devices, shower chairs or small things like adaptive cups and cutlery.
How can we help?
We work with clients to help them realise that they can achieve more than they currently are in their daily lives. Through the implementation of physical therapy, as well as technological and other innovative solutions, we can help to increase both mobility and a greater sense of independence.
Sometimes the person’s home, school, or work environment might need modification to remove barriers to a person with a disability, and the occupational therapist can design and apply for these as well.
Different services that we offer at Blue Wing Care Professionals include:
We go into homes, schools, group homes, day programs and any other environment a person may need assistance in.
Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout or fittings of a participant’s home that enable them to safely access and comfortably navigate areas they frequently use.
Home modifications may be included in your plan if:
As with any building work, there are laws and regulations that need to be adhered to when undertaking home modifications under the Scheme.
How can we help?
Blue Wing can help alleviate anxieties by making modifications to your home that allow you to continue living in it, with independence and safety. Modifications may include handrails, widened doorways and installation of ramps, as well as bathroom and kitchen alterations.
Our home modifications make your home safer, easier to move around and better suited to your current and future abilities. We can help install assistive technologies such as standing tables or automatic door openers. A home assessment can help identify areas to modify or improve your home, and from there we can tailor our service to suit your needs.
These options include:
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Why choose the Blue Wing team?
At Blue Wing we have a strategic recruitment process that ensures we hire the very best carers for our clients. In addition to relevant training and experience, we seek genuinely caring and positive personalities who can brighten their client’s day.
For your peace of mind, every Blue Wing team member also completes or holds the following:
NDIS Worker Clearance Check
Working with Children Check
NDIS Worker Orientation Module
COVID-19 Infection Control Certificate
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