AvantiCare has a team of experienced Occupational Therapists who can provide services within residential facilities or within home care.

Our approach to therapy focuses on each individual’s needs, tailoring the therapy to best suit each person, their daily lifestyle, and their personal goals. Occupational therapy within the aged community helps with overall mobility and aims to prevent future injuries.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists’ focus on promoting health and wellbeing by enabling people to participate in the everyday occupations of life, such as self-care activities including showering, dressing, preparing food; productive activities such as education, work, volunteering and caring for others; and leisure/social activities, such as being part of a community group, engaging in a hobby, and being part of a friendship group.

Occupational Therapists can assist with the following:

  • Skill development or adapted techniques, including one-handed methods and the application of ergonomic principles and energy conservation/work simplification strategies.
  • Environmental modifications including assessment for rails, ramps, steps and bathroom alterations
  • Assessment for adaptive equipment.
  • Community mobility, including accessing taxi subsidies, training in use of public transport or assessment for powered mobility aids.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury or progressive neurological conditions with therapy to promote sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processing.
  • Exercise programs to promote upper limb function including building strength and maximising range of movement.
  • Wheelchair prescription, seating and pressure area care.
  • Falls prevention

Who do Occupational Therapists work with?

Occupational Therapists’ work with individuals at all life stages. At AvantiCare we specialise in supporting individuals in their later years to stay living safely and independently in the environment they choose, both within the community, independent living units/retirement living and in residential aged care facilities.

Did you know…

Occupational Therapy has been found to be the only therapy associated with reducing hospital readmissions i.e. keeping you at home!

AvantiCare Services

When you use AvantiCare, you can choose from a wide range of specialist allied health services, including but not limited to:

Our Occupational Therapy services include

  • Assessments for any significant change in functional level
  • Assessments conducted to process ACFI resubmissions, at request of the organisation
  • Complex Pain Management interventions provided under ACFI 12 Item 4b
  • Recommending the appropriate care directives, and maintaining the required documentation to support easy validation of the facility’s funding claim
  • Establish and Undertake group/individual exercise programs
  • Development and delivery of wellbeing services within the framework of our community hub model
  • Care planning as directed by key personnel
  • Manual handling requirements are identified to reduce WHS risks
  • Delivery of annual manual handling training
  • Equipment prescription
  • Multidisciplinary team approach to ensure best outcome

Frequently asked questions

Occupational therapists use a holistic perspective to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through participation in activities of daily living including; Self care activities (such as showering, dressing etc), Household and community functioning (home maintenance, budgeting, driving, community access), Education, Leisure and play (hobbies and interests for relaxation), Social participation and productivity which may include paid or unpaid work. Occupational therapists employ education, manual, physical and cognitive therapy techniques and are also able to assess and recommend assistive technology and/or environmental modifications to assist you to engage in these occupations.

At AvantiCare we understand that the rapport between the client and the therapist is built on respect overtime and we endeavour to maintain consistency when organising appointments to support this. When your regular therapist is unavailable for any reason you will be notified of any changes prior to your appointment.

Family members are welcome to enquire for services on your behalf, and we are happy to discuss the options for therapy available, general information and arrange a time for an appointment that suits you.
However we will always abide by your rights for confidentiality and your right in determining who should have information regarding your appointments, condition or treatment with AvantiCare. If you wish to have further information regarding AvantiCares privacy and confidentiality policy, please contact our helpful administrative team.

‘Occupation’ refers to all of the everyday activities we do in our life, which bring meaning, purpose and make us who we are. If for any reason it has become more difficult to access or engage with the activities you find meaningful an Occupational Therapist can assist in assessing, navigating and modifying these tasks to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and address your specific goals.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy

Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions and offer further advice on how AvantiCare can help you and your loved ones.