Aged Care OT Assessments Adelaide

Occupational Therapy for aged care includes services which address home safety, recovery from illness, hospital discharge and fall prevention.


Enhance OT services to the aged care sector are long established in South Australia. Our assessment services can include once off consults for home saftey or long term treatment plans for chronic conditions.


What is an Occupational Therapy Assessment?

Occupational Therapists "assess" the client's current function in a range of areas. The OT will then provide their findings in a report to the requesting medical team including any recommendations for supports.

When a third party is funding a support service or equipment, an OT assessment is a best practice requirement. The Occupational Therapist will relay findings of the assessment including the function of person and provide clinical justification for short or long term supports.


What is an Occupational Therapy Treatment?

An Occupational Therapist can work with a client to develope skills and methods to improve independence and abilities.

OT treatment can focus on the following areas:

  • Mobility
  • Self care
  • Balance
  • Memory
  • Limb function
  • Grasp 

What are supports?

Occupational Therapists may suggest items or services that will aid safety and independence.

These items of support may include:

  • Balance aids: rails or balustrades

  • Changes to your environment: modification to bathrooms, access points, steps or ramps

  • Short term care: referrals to domestic or personal care services

  • Long term care: referral and clinical justifications to support long term care supports

  • Mobility aids: prescription of walkers, scooters, wheelchairs

  • Exercise and rehabilitation: recovery tools post surgery or injury

  • Personal care items: items or supports to assist with bathing, toilet and dressing

  • Memory aids: items or suppports to assist memory skills


Referrals are accepted from:

  • General Practice
  • Home Care Package Providers
  • Hospital discharge planners
  • Self-funded patients
  • Residential care facilities
  • Outpatient referral services
  • Specialists including orthopaedic or oncologist
  • Physiotherapist, Podiatrists & Speech Pathologists
  • Psychologists and mental health care workers
  • Compensable bodies
  • Legal representatives


Our client service team can assist with information about referral guidelines and any out of pocket costs. Call 8276 3355 for discussion about referrals & services.