Occupational Therapy for the Elderly
Maintaining Independence, Safety and Confidence in the Elderly
At Verve OT, our mission is to improve the day-to-day enjoyment of life for our elderly clients.
We believe that empowering our clients to maintain independence, function and mobility leads to increased confidence, better mental health and more engagement within the community.
Occupational therapy for the elderly means we work with people living in residential aged care facilities as well as within their own homes. Our team of experienced Occupational Therapists recognise that each client is unique. We are here to assess what each person needs to live as comfortably as possible. We take time to understand their strengths, weaknesses and lifestyle goals.
A Variety of Medical and Physical Conditions
Our Occupational Therapy aged care experts are experienced in working with clients with conditions such as:
- Dementia and Alzheimers Disease
- Cognitive Issues
- Physical Limitations
- Recovery from Injury
- Vision or hearing loss
Occupational therapy services
We offer a variety of assessment services for elderly clients, including:
- Aged care assessments
- Home assessments
- Driver reviews
- ADL (Activities of Daily Living) assessments
- Equipment review and modifications
- Home modifications – Both minor and major
- Daily living skills training
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How we can help
Occupational Therapists work with people over 65 years who have aged-related conditions that reduce their ability to complete meaningful and purposeful activities.
At Verve OT, we can assist with:
- Improving safety by identifying and eliminating potential hazards
- Modifying the home to improve liveability
- Recommending assisting technology solutions, such as voice-command technology and home automation
- Assessing driving and other forms of getting around such as public transport
- Recommending equipment to enhance mobility
- Assisting in recovery from injury or illness
- Planning for the future, including retirement, mobility changes or increased severity of illness symptoms
- Recommending changes to daily routines to improve lifestyle
- Connecting clients with support services via government and charities
What Do We Consider When Working With The Elderly?
An Occupational Therapy assessment takes a holistic approach. We can help our elderly clients and their carers identify what kind of support they need. The Verve OT therapist will come to you and ask a series of questions to determine the best care options available
- How you are managing daily tasks like bathing, cooking and getting around
- If you have any memory or psychological concerns that affect your daily life
- If you have any issues about your personal safety at home like falling or tripping on uneven surfaces
- If any equipment could help you around the house. For example, bath rails to help you shower
- If you need any modification to your home. For example, a ramp or a rail up to help you get up stairs
- If you want to learn more about age-specific illnesses and how to prepare for the future
- If your carers need support to help you and what kind of support is needed
- If you would like to go to community and leisure activities and how this can be organised
We deliver on our promises and keep clients informed throughout assessments.
Highly qualified occupational therapists working with a variety of clients.
Our Recommendations and Plans
As a result of an Occupational Therapy Assessment, we are able to complete a report which is required to access some services and funding. The assessment is an important tool to help you link in to appropriate services and recommend adaptations to help you reach your goals.
Need More Help?
Not sure what type of service is right for you, your elderly relative, friend or neighbour? Give our team a call for a free, no-obligation phone consultation with one of our experienced and friendly Occupational Therapist. We can offer advice on:
- navigating increasing frailty
- dealing with illness or injury
- managing onset of dementia symptoms
- dealing with moving to a more suitable living arrangement
- modifying the home or living space for better mobility
- working with support agencies, charity and government
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Contact us for a free phone consultation
If you or someone you care about is struggling with everyday living and mobility, it can be difficult to know what services are most suitable. Contact our team of experienced occupational therapists for a free fifteen minute phone consultation to learn more about practical ways we can help.