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29 May 2024 - COVID Update

Alwyndor COVID Update

Occupational Therapy

Alwyndor's occupational therapists support you to participate in the occupations of everyday life including self-care activities.
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Occupational therapy involves ongoing assessments to identify the activities and occupations that are important to you and any barriers that prevent you from participating and achieving your personal goals.

Our occupational therapists are skilled at developing a therapy plan to assist you in achieving your goals to enhance your life skills as well as bring meaning and purpose to your life.

Alwyndor’s occupational therapists are skilled at prescribing devices and therapy equipment to help you do the activities you want and need. They have extensive experience working with older people with a wide range of disabilities resulting from disease, injury, and age-related changes, such as vision, hearing, balance, coordination, memory and confusion.

Specifically, our occupational therapists can help you by:

  • Achieving a safer, more accessible home that enables participation in everyday life (i.e. home modifications)
  • Mobilise safely using the appropriate devices and aids
  • Prescribing equipment and education on its use
  • Planning for the change of life role that comes with retirement
  • Providing education and strategies to cope with age-specific illnesses, e.g. dementia
  • Helping with ergonomics
  • Assisting with pain management
  • Education on adaptive technology
  • Providing hand therapy

Therapy & Wellness services at home

As an alternative to accessing therapy and wellness services at Alwyndor’s facility in Hove, our therapists can also provide these services for you in your home.

Visit Mobile Health Services to find out more.

Who is eligible for Therapy and Wellness services?

Therapy and Wellness Services funded through the Department of Health are for people who are over 65, no longer working and who have registered with My Aged Care.

Private services are available to anyone.

What type of referral do I need for Therapy and Wellness services?

We accept referrals from My Aged Care for funded services through the Department of Health. We accept GPs, medical specialists, other allied health professionals, carers and self referrals for private services.

For more information, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

How much does a class/session cost?

Fees will vary depending on whether you are a private client or receive government subsidies.

For information regarding our fees for Therapy and Wellness services or a group, please contact our Customer Care team at 8177 3200.

Do I need to make a booking for therapy or group wellness sessions?

Yes, bookings are required. If you require an urgent appointment, please contact our Customer Care Team on 8177 3200 and we can do our best to fit you in at the earliest time available.

What if I have a compliment, complaint or suggestion?

We invite feedback from all members of the Alwyndor community and their family and friends. We have a feedback form that you can use to easily submit your compliment, complaint, or suggestion, and we are always available for conversations.

If you would like to give us feedback, complete our feedback form or contact our Customer Care Team at 8177 3200.

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