WHAT DOES AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST DO?
Our Occupational Therapists support adults in Berkshire whose disabilities, medical conditions or ageing have stopped them from doing the activities that matter to them. They will identify why you’re having difficulties with daily tasks, such as washing and dressing, toileting, getting out of bed and preparing meals. All the things that give you independence.
The Occupational Therapist will help you to regain your ability to carry out these important tasks independently. They’ll do it by changing your environment, practising using new equipment and helping you work out practical solutions using different techniques.
The benefits of our Occupational Therapy Service are:
> Home visits – our Occupational Therapists come to you
> Independence – we help you live life the way you want
> Helping you to remain active – to combat isolation
> Restoring confidence – so you make the most of life
> Saving money – we ensure you buy only what you need
Live as independently as possible
We enhance the quality of our clients’ lives by enabling them to carry out daily activities at home. As well as suggesting alternative ways of doing everyday tasks and equipment that could help, our Occupational Therapists can advise on adapting the home to make tasks easier. These changes are often small and we always involve our clients throughout.
The sooner you talk to us, the easier it is to support you or your loved one at home, in a hospital setting or elsewhere. Early intervention can help plan your recovery and make your life easier by providing the right equipment and coping strategies.
Falls and injuries
Therapies with a holistic approach
Read more about our combined approach to treating you holistically. We treat the whole person, not just part of you.
How occupational therapy works
Here are just a few examples of situations people face. They show how our Occupational Therapists can help clients remain independent.
MS and other long-term conditions
Working with care agencies & private hospitals
For example, an older person is discharged from hospital after fracturing her hip and a live-in carer comes to care for her. We work with the client and train the carer over several weeks. After two months, the carer only needs to come in once a week, which saves on their cost. Meanwhile, the agency gains an employee with additional skills.
The key is to get Occupational Therapy involved quickly. It’s better for the client. It ensures they are seen at the right time, in the right place and with the right intervention. They may not need to move into an expensive care home but can stay in their own home where they feel better and secure. Alternatively, you may want to go to a care home for respite and we can send our therapist to you to speed up your recovery.
A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE
Our Occupational Therapists in Berkshire have many years’ experience in daily clinical services and managing rehabilitation services in the NHS, social care and private care.
Their Occupational Therapy experience includes elderly care, orthopaedics, neurology, emergencies and a range of clinical conditions in elderly clients seen at Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Everyone is an experienced professional and DBS checked. Many clients trust and value us, as you can see from our testimonials.
There are multiple other ways in which an occupational therapist can help, including pain management, upper limb assessment, support with retaining memory, seating assessments, and public transport training.
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CONTACT US FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES IN BERKSHIRE
Learn more about our Occupational Therapy Services in Berkshire
Call us on 020 8150 6447 / 0118 907 6345 or contact us online.
We’re always happy to answer your questions.