Occupational Therapists (OTs) enable people of all ages to participate in activities of everyday life that are meaningful to them. OTs are client-centered and skilled with working closely with individuals, families and the community, to enhance people’s ability to engage in occupations.
These occupations include completing personal care, domestic activities, and community participation. OTs complete this by modifying the task, modifying the environment and enhancing people’s skills and knowledge.
Some ways that OTs complete this (but not limited to) include:
The OT team is based at MTHCS Ouyen and visits residential aged care facilities in Ouyen and Sea Lake.
MTHCS receives funding from a number of different sources to provide services. To find out if you're eligible for a subsidised service visit the Service Access page.
OTs can visit people in their own homes, in acute care, permanent care, respite, and in the community. People of all ages and abilities can be assessed. By doing this, OTs assist people to maintain their safety and independence whilst completing activities that they need and want to do.