Waitematā DHB Occupational Therapy - Community
Public Service, Allied Health, Community, Community Health
About the Service
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, community Occupational Therapists assess the occupational performance associated with everyday tasks. Interventions are patient centred and are aimed at working with patient and carer/whānau needs.
- Education and advice to improve occupational performance.
- Rehabilitation programmes aimed at improving the outcomes of occupational performance.
- Advice and/or assistance with applications for home modifications and accessible environment
- Assessment and advice regarding the provision of standard wheelchairs, seating and lying for activities of daily living.
- Cognition screening.
- Fatigue & pain management through adapting occupations, life style design.
According to service specifications provided by the funder, referrals to allied health Community Occupational Therapy are taken from:
- Self or, with the patient’s permission: - family/whānau GPs, hospital staff, specialists and other health professionals.
- Patients who are unable to safely carry out activities of daily living due to a temporary or long-term disability or illness.
- Adults over the age of 16 years.
Referrals are not accepted for the following:
- Referrals that are for simple equipment only, (e.g. hand-rails), and do not require a full occupational performance or functional assessment. Information is given to client and family as to where this equipment can be obtained for their installation.
- Children under the age of 16 years are to be referred to Child Development Services.
- Residents living in Residential Homes/ Care Facilities who require ongoing treatment.
- People with mental health and behavioural disabilities.
- Assessment of complex wheelchair and level two seating (refer to Mobility Solutions).
- ACC clients (apart from those requiring equipment-based intervention up to six weeks post discharge from an acute setting.).
- People who require specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention e.g. driving assessments.
- Vocational rehab, return to work and workstation assessments
- Provision of wheelchairs and mobility scooters for outings to access the community
Please telephone the Referral Screener for all requests, information and advice:
Phone: (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)
Email: OlderAdultsHomeHealth@Waitematadhb.govt.nz (for referrals)
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Except on Public Holidays
- Community Occupational Therapy - Patient Information [Jul21] (PDF, 116.8 KB)
North Auckland, West Auckland
(09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)
Please telephone the Referral Screener on the number above for all requests, information and advice.
Waitematā District Health Board
PO Box 93 503
North Shore 0740
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This page was last updated at 3:42PM on July 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Occupational Therapy - Community.