Allied Health Services
Allied health services provide the support and assistance you need to reach your individual health and lifestyle objectives.
For further information on how Newcastle and Hunter Community Health can help you maintain independence and remain safely in your own home, call us today.
Newcastle and Hunter Community Health deliver occupational therapy to support people with health concerns or a physical disability to complete the everyday tasks necessary to take part in daily life.
Our fully trained and qualified Occupational Therapists work with you to identify strengths and challenges to help maintain, regain, or improve your independence.
In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life.
Occupations include things people need to, want to, and are expected to do.
Strategies can include the introduction of specialist equipment, guidance to alter techniques for completing specific tasks, assessing the physical environment, and making safety improvements in and around the home.
Accessing occupational therapy
Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) are helpful to many different people, old and young. Your doctor, nurse or other health or social care professional can help you decide if it might be suitable for your needs.
We are registered to provide occupational therapy services for clients supported by:
All our occupational therapy services will be provided in your home.
Occupational therapy is guided by initial and repeated assessments. Our OTs work together with you by focussing on individual and environmental abilities and problems related to activities in the person’s daily life.
Our assessments include the use of standardised procedures, interviews, and observations in a variety of settings and consultation with significant people in your life, such as carers.
We recognise the importance of teamwork. Cooperation and coordination with other professionals, families, caregivers, and volunteers are important in the realisation of our holistic approach to occupational therapy.
The results of the assessment are the basis of the plan which includes short and long-term aims of treatment. The plan will reflect your development stage, habits, roles, life-style preferences, and the environment. Planning will also take into consideration the training needs of other providers involved in your care.
Our therapy programs are designed to guide the performance of everyday tasks and adaptation of the settings where you live, work, and socialise. Examples include teaching new techniques and providing equipment which facilitate independence in personal care, reducing environmental barriers and providing resources to lessen stress.