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Occupational Therapy

What is the Occupational Therapy (OT) Programme?

Occupational Therapy aims to maximise the safety and independence in your home. This is achieved by providing education about alternate ways of completing tasks and the use of aides and equipment.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) can also make recommendations for the home modifications service and/or referrals to other useful local services, such as a podiatrist.

The OT can show you different ways to do an activity to make it easier or safer, and trial equipment in your home such as shower stools, chair raisers, and dressing, cooking or eating aids.

How to access our services

If you are over 65 years of age (over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) please call the Australian Government My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit myagedcare.gov.au.

Translation and Interpreter Services are available by calling 131 450 (TIS National). Ask TIS to telephone Knox City Council on (03) 9298 8000.

If you are under 65 years of age (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) please visit In-Home Services for people under 65.

Helpful links

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Our commitment to you

Information for clients: client rights and responsibilities, fees and accounts, service changes, our staff and volunteers, advocacy, compliments and complaints, and your privacy.

Other useful information for seniors: including regarding carers, transport assistance, elder abuse, disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) support.

Useful info for LGBTIQ+ seniors

Funding

This service is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit health.gov.au for more information.

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