Neighbourhood rehabilitation service (home based occupational therapy)

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About the service

The community occupational therapy service provides a high-quality service for adults over the age of 16 within their own home, residential or nursing home.

We help people with complex physical disabilities and neurological impairments maximise their independence within the community.

The team provides a range of services including:

  • Assessment of an individual’s needs and skills
  • Goal orientated programmes to improve function and independence in a wide range of day to day activities
  • Physical and cognitive rehabilitation
  • Neurological splinting and splinting review
  • Advice on positioning and posture
  • Fatigue management
  • Advice and training to staff, carers and other professionals
  • Upper limb rehabilitation groups
  • Vocational rehabilitation (return to work programmes)

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Why would someone choose the service?

  • Assessment and therapy provided in a variety of settings to meet patients’ needs
  • Knowledge and skills to provide excellent outcomes and recovery
  • Can provide support to patients, families and carers including those nearing end of life or needing a palliative or emotionally supportive approach
  • Excellent links and joint working with other professionals eg physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitians, doctors etc
  • Flexibility in appointment times and modes of therapy delivery
  • Patient centred, holistic approach to treatment,
  • Responsive, problem-solving approach to patient’s problems/concerns

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