• Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy promotes well being and independence in people of all ages.

Occupational Therapists evaluate the physical, psychological and environmental factors that reduce a person’s ability to participate in their everyday activities.

Occupational Therapists are rehabilitation professionals, who use specific treatment to limit the effects of illness and disability in all aspects of a person’s daily life and aim to improve quality of life so that people can be as comfortable, productive and independent as possible.

The Hospice has a part-time Occupational Therapist who is able to offer practical support to help patients and their families.

Assessment and treatment may be carried out in the Hospice or in a person’s own home. This may involve, for example, introducing techniques to help a person manage symptoms arising from their illness or organising equipment to maintain their independence.