Over seeing a clients rehabilitation needs from hospital discharge and home assessment to integration into activities of daily living, our Occupational Therapists take an active approach to rehabilitation.
All of our Occupational Therapists are registered with the British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists (BCSOT) and the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
Our Occupational Therapists are able to coordinate and oversee your client’s rehabilitation program from start to finish. This includes everything from assessing the client’s needs in the home and community to designing and overseeing home and community based rehabilitation programs.
Hospital Discharge Coordination
Once a referral is received, our Occupational Therapists will communicate efficiently with the team of rehabilitation staff at the hospital to ensure the client’s smooth transition from the hospital setting to the home setting. This allows any necessary services such as personal care assistance and home safety equipment to be in place prior to the client’s discharge home.
Home Assessment and Treatment
Assessment of the client’s needs in the home setting can include safety assessments and recommendations, equipment assessments, home support assessments, personal care assessments and home based rehabilitation assessments.
Once the assessment is complete, our Occupational Therapists will implement any services required.
Home based treatment by our Occupational Therapists is aimed at restoring the client’s ability to perform their activities of daily living (ADL) safely and independently.
Coordination of Rehabilitation Programs
Our Occupational Therapists will make recommendations regarding individualized active rehabilitation programs for clients recovering from a variety of injuries. This includes liaison with other medical professionals such as the family doctor or attending specialist and coordinating and overseeing the program. These programs are run by our Registered Kinesiologists with input from the Occupational Therapists regarding the goals of the program, the client’s injuries and the recommended time frames for the program.
Functional Assessment and Re-training
Assessment of the client’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) including self care tasks, mobility, housekeeping activities, leisure activities, work activities and community management is provided by our Occupational Therapists. Re-training the client by breaking down the task into simple components, through the use of adaptive equipment and techniques, through education and through active rehabilitation helps to restore the client’s functional abilities to pre-accident status.
Aquired Brain Injury/Concussion Services
Our Occupational Therapists have knowledge and experience in the rehabilitation of clients with traumatic brain injuries and concussion. This includes education about brain injury and concussion, cognitive assessment, implementation of 1:1 cognitive rehabilitation programs, teaching of compensatory strategies and functional retraining such as community re-integration, integration back into the workplace and ADL re-training. Programs are designed specific to the injuries of each client.
Work Site Assessment / Physical Demands Analysis
The purpose of a physical demands analysis is to quantify the tasks that are required to perform a particular job. Such an analysis may be requested by a doctor or an insurer who needs to know if a client can return safely to work, or by an employer to assist them in identifying what tasks, if any, are hazardous and may need modification to lessen the chance of injury. Our Occupational Therapists are qualified to perform the physical job demands analysis at the work site and to coordinate the client’s return to work through liaison with the employer and the doctor, and through design of graduated return to work programs.