Adult Disability OT Services Adelaide
Enhance Occupational Therapy Adelaide services are long established for consultancy, treatment and assessment in the disability sector.
Adult disability services in occupational therapist assessments include daily living and equipment needs to support people in our community who live with a disability.
Enhance OT provide ADL assessments as well as carer support and training. Our service can accept referrals for clients with low or complex care needs.
Enhance OT services include:
- OT consultancy to disability sector
- Carer training
- Manual handling
- Lifter training
- Care Plans
- Equipment and seating prescription
- Upper limb treatment and exercise plans
- Assessments of daily supports
- Assistive technology assessment
- Assessment of function
- Assessment of capacity
- Recommendations for home modification
OT referrals are accepted from:
- General Practice
- Support coordinators
- Hospital and transitional teams
- Medicare GP Management Plans
- Private Health Extras
OT providers for:
- Rehabilitation Appliance Program (DVA)
- NDIS Registered Providers
- Medicare GP Management Plans
- Private Health Extras
- Return to Work
- Motor Accident Groups
Using NDIS Plans to fund OT:
Consent to Allied Health Assessment
Allied health providers require consent to treat and conduct clinical assessments. Our referral and intake process will require evidence of client consent and/or consent of authorised guardians.
Consent for Funding
Providers must have evidence of consent to make invoices and claims against NDIS plan budgets.
When a client would like to use plan funds to pay for our Occupational Therapy services, we will require the consent of participant or their nominee.
Our intake form includes agreement for only the initial consult. Any other services will be discussed and agreed in a service plan.
Which budget is for Occupational Therapy in my NDIS plan?
Occupational Therapy is a support item listed under Therapeutic Supports (Group 0128).
To see what your current budget allocation is for OT, look at the section listed as CAPACITY BUILDING.
Depending on what you and the planner discussed at your last planning meeting, will determine how much and what type of allied health you have budgeted for.
Please discuss with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or Planner if you need assistance with your plan or budget.
Before your appointment a service booking will need to be created.
A service booking tells the NDIS you wish to use the funds in your budget for Occupational Therapy.
How does the Service Booking get created?
Agency Managed - Enhance OT are registered providers and will create service booking for you
Plan Managed - Enhance OT will send a request to your Plan Manager to confirm sufficient funding
Self Managed - Clients will need to create a service booking in the portal
Information for the OT
For the best suited clinician to be assigned, the referral form needs to tell us about the condition or medical history.
During your assessment, the OT will ask about medical reports or any other documentation which confirm diagnosis and primary conditions recognised by the agency.
The OT will need to understand your accepted disability and make reference to it in your submissions and applications to the agency.
We do not need to see your plan, but please send us any other important information to ensure your outcomes and goals are addressed.
OT Practice and OT Assignment
Our clinical practice is assessment and treatment for adults.
We will match you with the OT with recent evidence of clinical practice to meet your request.
Please provide us with information to match you to the Occupational Therapist.
Safe environments and service
We provide a safe service and will ask you questions relating to other people, the location of assessment and support needs.
COVID 19 precautions and policy will be given to clients in preparation for home visits.
Equipment - items listed in your plan
When you have an existing budget to purchase requested items, the OT will contribute documentation to support the process of this purchase.
After the OT clinical assessment, the OT will provide reports and application forms within the criteria of the funding and referencing your goals.
Budgets for the purchase of items will be listed under CAPITAL in your plan.
Equipment and supports - items not listed in your plan
If you do not have a budget in the current plan to purchase recommended items or supports, the OT will work with you to determine the appropriate reporting and documentation required.
When you do not have items listed in your budget, your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) can help you navigate this process and understand what is budgeted for in the current plan.
Submissions and Reviews
After the clinical assessment, the OT will supply the requested documentation, clinical justification and quotes to help present your needs to the agency.
The agency will need your consent and signature on applications. Participant and their nominee should be prepared to communicate with agency regarding reviews, meetings and approvals.
Service Planning and Agreement
Your OT will discuss all required clinical input and build a service plan to suit your needs and requests. Before we proceed with any further work, we are required to file evidence of your agreement to the service plan.
We will provide you copies and lodge this with your support team.
Registered providers are audited by the agency claims team and may have to supply copies of signed service agreements.
Registered providers are also externally audited by NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to ensure quality business and practice standards are continuously met.
All services provided by our OT will be invoiced in alignment with the agreed Service plan.
All our rates are set below the NDIS Price Guide.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have specific guidelines for service provided to NDIS participants.
Clients can advise us of their payment arrangements on the intake form.
More information and help with referrals
Our client service team are available Monday to Friday.
We can assist with information about referral guidelines and costs.
Call 8276 3355 for discussion about referrals & services.
NDIS and Occupational Therapy
OT and NDIS Pre Planning
An OT report will be used to collect information on function and areas of need. The OT will need to assess these areas and report care items to support the individual in achieving their goals
OT Assessments & Medicare Rebates
Home Visit OT
Home Modification Occupational Therapy