Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists are here to support people with the day to day, helping them to get on with enjoying the things they like doing most in life.

We work with people with disability as well as older adults to help them to navigate life at home and out in the community. Our goal is to support people to maintain independence by drawing on their strengths and abilities.

Services available include:

  • Support with performing everyday activities safely and efficiently.
  • Suggestions for equipment and/or modifications around the home, to help maintain independence.
  • Assistance in accessing programs and funding sources available, to suit our client’s unique goals and needs.
  • Access to our group programs and other services, for overall health and well being support.
  • Children’s Occupational Therapy is also available—see Children’s Therapies and Services

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

Some of the things our Occupational Therapists can do to help you maintain independence include:

  • Assessing the overall safety in your home
  • Information on how to prevent and manage falls
  • Assistance in making your home ‘dementia friendly’
  • Making your home accessible for wheelchairs and walking frames
  • Help with minor home modifications, examples could include rails in the shower and toilet.
  • Accessing support aids and equipment such as shower seats, toilet aids, electric lift recliners, adapted phones, kitchen aids, personal alarms and others.
  • Help to obtain manual or electric wheelchairs and pressure care cushions.
  • Help to obtain mobility scooters and training in getting about.
How much will it cost?

Costs for our services can vary depending on your situation. Some examples could include:

  • Health Care or Pensioner Cards
  • My Aged Care  or Home Care Packages
  • Private Health Care cover
  • Chronic Disease Management Plan
  • NDIS

For more information see our Fees page. All costs are confirmed at the time of booking our services.

Do I need a Dr’s referral?

You do not require a referral from your Dr to access this service at Carrington Health. However, if you discuss your requirements with your GP, you may be offered a Chronic Disease Management Plan which will entitle you to a subsidy.

Will I get a rebate for my private health insurance?

If you have extras cover on your private health insurance, we offer easy to claim on the spot rebates. You are advised to contact your private health insurer prior to appointment to discuss your level of coverage.

Do you see WorkCover patients?

Yes, you will require an approved WorkCover Claim Number for us to bill WorkCover directly. Please bring this with you to your first appointment.