Faircape Health Occupational Therapy Services for long-term patients
The on-site Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for providing a comprehensive therapeutic activity programme on both a group and an individual level.
The programme in question is aimed at improving and maintaining:
Quality of life
The OT assesses each resident to determine their abilities and needs and prescribes and plans the programme accordingly.
The following modalities are integrated into the programme:
The following individual health or therapeutic needs are also addressed by the OT:
Assistive device prescription
Compensatory/adaptive communication strategies
Training and support for staff
Education and counselling for residents or family members
Occupational Therapy Services available to village residents
Although based in the Healthcare Centre, upon referral, the Faircape Health OT is also available for individual consultation with village residents.
Referrals can be made based on needs related to the following:
Home and task adaptation
Individual activity planning with cognitive impairment
Driving ability concerns
If ongoing rehabilitation is required, the services of an external OT will be recommended.
Occupational Therapy Services available to sub-acute patients
The Occupational Therapy services for sub-acute patients are provided by an external private OT who visits or is based at the Faircape Health facility.
The role of the OT for sub-acute patients is to set appropriate and realistic goals for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation goals in Occupational Therapy involve restoring one’s ability and functioning to the highest possible level after illness or injury. Participation in basic daily activities of life, including work and society, is commonly disrupted by illness or injury. The OT will work with the sub-acute patient to ensure that they are able to participate in these important and meaningful activities again.
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