Community Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists help people to do everyday activities safely.

What does this service do?

For people in the community, occupational therapy can assist in helping you overcome difficulties when completing everyday tasks, for example:

  • Showering, dressing and grooming
  • Getting in and out of a chair or bed
  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Household chores

They can visit your home and other places you go to, to see if any changes can be made to make it easier and safer for you. The occupational therapist may suggest some changes to how you do some activities. They may recommend equipment, modifications or techniques to make it easier and safer for you to do things.

For example:

  • hand rails in the bathroom and toilet
  • ramps or handrails to help you go up and down stairs safely
  • shower chairs to increase safety in shower
  • wheelchairs and other aids to help your mobility
  • ways to help reduce the risk of you falling
  • working with you to achieve your goals
  • coping with fatigue
  • ways to help management of memory difficulties
  • pain management and relaxation
  • minimise risk of developing pressure ulcers

Who can use the service?

This service is for anyone living in the community with a disability or chronic medical condition.

Where is the service available?

The service is available at Mornington Community Health.