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Occupational Therapy - Adult

 

Our Occupational Therapy service promotes independence at home and in the community for people having issues with safety at home, getting out and about and participating in activities of daily living such as showering, bathing and accessing the community.

 

This service is supported by funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.

 

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What does this service provide?

 

Our Occupational Therapy service can assist by assessing and prescribing adaptive equipment and home modifications to facilitate independence and improve home safety.

 

We assess people in their home environment to maintain or improve their participation in activities of daily living and meaningful occupations.  

 

Our service provides:

  • Functional and home assessments
  • Prescription of equipment
  • Prescription of home modifications
  • Assistance with making applications for funding for equipment and modifications
  • Carer training
  • Self Management strategies
  • Individual treatment
  • Scooter clinif

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Am I eligible for this service?

 

To be eligible for this service you must be aged 65 years and over and/or have a disability. Clients should be living in the City of Hume.

 

Clients whose treatment is funded under Workcover, Veterans Affairs or TAC are not eligible for our service.

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Do I need a referral for this service?

 

A referral can be made by the client, family members, carers, community agencies, health care workers, general practitioners or specialist medical practitioners.

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What does this service cost?

 

This service is provided to the client in their home. A home visit fee applies. Please refer to our fee brochure.

 

A fee also applies if equipment is purchased.

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Where is the service located and what are your hours?

 

The service is coordinated centrally from our Meadow Heights campus at Dianella Community Health, 21-27 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights.

 

Appointments are made Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. This is a high demand service so a waitlist applies.

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Who do I contact to make an enquiry or to send a referral?

 

To discuss or to send a referral to this service, please contact

 

Service Access team Phone 1300 234 263  Fax (03) 8339 9898

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Can an interpreter be arranged?

 

An interpreter can be arranged upon request.

 

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