Occupational-Therapy

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Occupational Therapy
Presentation by: Tanya Hammond,
Occupational Therapist.
Overview
• Increase awareness and understanding of the
LCHS Occupational Therapy Service.
• How to refer to Occupational Therapy at LCHS.
• Wait list and fees of Occupational Therapy
service
Occupational Therapy at LCHS
• Conduct home visits or center based appointments for adults and
children who live within the Latrobe Valley region.
• An assessment may be conducted on site at Latrobe Community
Health Service or in a persons home depending on the referral. The
OT will make the decision if a home visit is required
• Assist with improving safety and independence of everyday
activities in regards to self care, productivity and leisure.
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Interventions include equipment prescription, home modifications, education
and improving safety within the home and community.
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Specialised equipment, tailoring to meet the specific client needs
(customised seating on mobility aids, pressure care cushions, mattresses,
hoist prescription).
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Some clients purchase their own equipment, others may be eligible for
funding; or assistance from other sources e.g. Office of Housing, SWEP,
DHS.
Eligibility Criteria
• HACC or Community Health clients
• Full cost (carer training, equipment education to group, where a third
party is paying on behalf of a client)
• Private Clients
• Team Care Arrangements (Medicare), DVA (referral must come
from GP/Medical Specialist)
OT Waiting List
• LCHS Occupational Therapy has a waitlist according to
the DHS Decision & Priority Tool. Waitlist time frames
fluctuate according to service demand.
• Priority 1 – Urgent referral. (Palliative care, pressure care risk, carer
stress).
• Priority 2 – Falls risk, reporting difficulty with access to shower,
toilet.
• Priority 3 – requesting scooter, equipment, modifications.
OT fees
• Fees apply for the initial assessment, report
writing/applications and subsequent visits in line
with the Department of Health Victoria guidelines
• Depending on the funding source (HACC/Full
Cost/Medicare/DVA) fees and costing's may
differ
Referral pathway to OT
• Self referral by an individual or family member
• Referrals through electronic referral system, S2S, fax or
phone call from external service providers.
• LCHS staff can complete internal referrals through S2S.

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