In the community setting the occupational therapist is mainly involved in performing client home visits to provide education and make recommendations on increasing home safety and independence for clients and carers. This involves education and demonstration of alternative techniques and/or assessment and prescription of equipment.
The community Occupational Therapist role is primarily a consultancy, client advocacy type role. The Occupational Therapist is usually involved short term to assess clients, provide recommendations and complete follow-up (including referrals to other services, completing applications for equipment to funding bodies and completing letters of recommendation).
To make an appointment with one of our Occupational Therapists, phone our central intake service on (03) 8378 3500.