Occupational Therapy focuses on enabling people to participate in activities of everyday life. Daily activities include self-care tasks, household duties, community involvement, work or study and leisure pursuits. Occupational Therapy looks at people’s ability to complete these activities within the home environment and in the community safely and as independently as possible.
The Occupational Therapy service at South Gippsland Hospital works with people aged 65+ that have a disability or illness that has impacted upon their ability to complete daily tasks at home or in the community.
Our Occupational Therapists works with you either whilst you are in our hospital or will conduct an assessment in your home. Our Occupational Therapists can assist with:
- Assessing your safety with daily tasks in the home (home assessment)
- Providing advice and education about preventing falls in the home and community
- Organising rail installation in your bathroom or steps into your home
- Assisting with bathroom modifications or ramp modifications at your home
- Providing advice about equipment that may increase your safety and independence with daily tasks within the home
- Access into the Falls prevention program (Community Program)
For further information or to make a referral, please contact the Community Health Centre between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 5683 9780.