Activities of Daily Living

Occupational Therapist assess a persons ability to perform their activities of daily living to allow us to identify a persons needs in achieving a purposeful and meaningful life.

We do this by usually meeting and observing a person in their own home environment. Areas which we assess include:

A comparison of a client’s previous level of functioning and current level of functioning can provide details about:
• The impact of injury/illness on a client’s functional skills;
• Changes overtime associated with ageing or illness
• The needs for additional services/supports e.g. support workers, Meals on Wheels.

A treatment program can be developed to assist a client to achieve optimal independence and participation in functional tasks. Treatment may include:

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