Health Professionals Information
Adult Occupational Therapy
Details of Service:
What is Occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists work with people to help them regain or maintain independence and improve their daily living skills. This may include assistance to access assistive technology, home modifications, education, training and referrals to services and supports.
How can an occupational therapist help?
People suffering from: a long term health condition, recovering from an illness or surgery or just finding daily activities harder to do, an OT may be able to help.
Daily activities people might want support to be able to do could be:
- Personal Care (showering/toileting/dressing)
- Home tasks ( cooking, cleaning, gardening, budgeting
- Community tasks (shopping, attend social/health appts, community access)
- Mobility & Transfers around the home and community
- Reduce pressure injury risk
- Maintaining energy levels
- Caring for family member
Assistive technology and home modfications could inlcude:
- Showering / toileting equipment
- Grab rails, step, ramp modifications
- Bedroom, seating equipment
- Mobility scooters, wheelchairs
- Pressure care equipment
- Small aids for eating and dressing
Are there any services you don’t offer?
- Paediatric therapy services
- Work capacity assessments
- Driving assessments
- People eligible for WorkCover, Department of Veteran Affairs or Transport Accident Commission claims may be referred to a private Occupational Therapist in their local area
Occupational Therapy services are available within our Rehabilitation Service and for NDIS participants
Triage of Referrals
Triage will occur based on the clinical information provided on the referral.
Current Session Times
Occupational therapy is a home visiting and centre based service.
Clients may be invited to attend a group or session at one of our community health centres:
- Melton Health and Community Services (Yellow Building)
- Caroline Springs community Health Centre
- Bacchus Marsh Community Health Centre
Hours of Operation:
- Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
- People over the age of 65 (50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
- People under 65 (under 50 for ATSI), can contact us directly on 9747 7609. Alternatively GP's, carer's or other health profession’s can also make a referral on the persons behalf.
- NDIS participants are welcome to contact us on 9747 7609 to discuss their specific needs.
- A fee may be payable for this service. Please refer to our fees page
Referrals and Further Information:
For Further information, please call the Referral and Appointment Service on 03 9747 7609.
Referrals can be accepted by fax (03 9746 0668) or via Connecting Care.