Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is designed to promote health, prevent injury or disability and develops, improves or sustains an individuals' level of independence.

 

Occupational therapists help people to carry out the activities that they want or need to do to live their lives to the fullest. 

They do this by not only considering the physical effects of ageing, disease or injury, but also the environmental and psycho-social factors that influence individuals to carry out activites of daily life. 

​The most common referrals for our OT services include:

  • Specialised Seating and pressure relief

  • Assisting activities of daily living (ADL’s) e.g. showering, eating, correct use of aids

  • Housing adaptations assessments and reports

  • Recommendations for environmental changes to assist activities of daily living

Our Occupational Therapy Services

  • ½ Day in-house Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes: ½ day or full-day weekly (4-8hrs)

  • Extended in-house Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes: e.g. 2 days p/week

  • Private In-house Occupational Therapy sessions: Individual residents can book private appointments with our occupational therapists

  • Individual Occupational Therapy Home Visits – Our OT’s travel to you and provide tailored occupational therapy to you in your own home.

  • Virtual follow-up consultations

 

*All of these services are carried out by Occupational Therapists, members of the AOTI (Assoc. of Occupational Therapists of Ireland) and are CORU registered so you know you are in safe hands!

To find out more see below or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team. 

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Occupational Therapy Home/Residential Visits


Fit For Life can provide a full service to you or a loved one in the comfort of wherever you are currently residing. This could be while you are convalescing in a healthcare facility or at your home. To find out more about this service please click here .




Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes


Types of Occupational Therapy Services Include;

  • ½ Day in-house Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes: ½ day or full day weekly (4-8hrs)
  • Extended in-house Occupational Therapy Services for Nursing Homes: e.g. 2 days p/week
  • Private In-house Occupational Therapy sessions: Individual residents or their families can book private appointments with one of our team.
  • Online 'live' consultations

*All of these services are carried out by Occupational Therapists, members of the AOTI (Assoc. of Occupational Therapists of Ireland) and are CORU registered so you know you are in safe hands!

To find out more about our full list of services for Nursing Homes please click here




New Build Environmental OT Assessment and Recommendations


This service covers an initial comprehensive Occupational Therapy (OT) environmental assessment to ensure that all aspects of the building configure to standard regulations. In addition, multidisciplinary (MDT) based expertise is provided on the design of all the types of rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms) ensuring the correct layout and positioning of assistive devices (handrails) to promote safety and independence. Particular attention is paid to seating to ensure that there is appropriate variation and suitability for all dependency levels and areas. The selection of the appropriate seating for sitting rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms at this stage can greatly enhance individual’s functional ability, reduce the need for specialised seating and reduce the risk of falls. Expert advice can also be given to ensure that the new build is a dementia friendly environment including appropriate areas for activities to encourage independence. Set up of treatment rooms and sourcing therapeutic equipment is also a service that we can provide. Further recommendations can be provided upon review of fixtures and fittings and the structure and layout of the kitchen, laundry rooms, treatment rooms and activity rooms. In order to ensure that your new build works as seamlessly as possible for everyone we also recommend that ergonomic assessments of all staff activities are carried out. To find out more about this service please click here.




Nursing Home OT Environmental Assessment


Our OT department has been working with purpose built homes and building adaptation projects, to help in creating the best working environment. This has involved Fit For Life visiting sites, reviewing room design for fittings and furniture and equipment requirements to reduce the risk of falls and ensure that residents can maximise their independence. To find out more about this service please click here or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our senior management team.