Specialist Community Occupational Therapy
Providing specialist community occupational therapy to patients in their own homes.
Specialist Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation service that aims to provide assessment, a problem-solving approach and practical interventions for people to improve or sustain their skills in activities of daily living (ADLs) to enable them to live as independently as possible.
Specialist Community Occupational Therapy is a non-urgent service provided by an Occupational Therapist. It is appropriate for those over 18 years old.
- Registered with a Central Manchester GP
- With a diagnosed long-term physical condition or an age-related pathology
- Who are medically fit/stable
- Require assessment in their home environment to maximise function and independence with activities of daily living
- Have potential to benefit from specialist rehabilitation to enable activities of daily living
The service offers:
- Rehabilitation programmes to help with daily living such as; getting washed and dressed, cooking meals/making drinks, household management.
- Condition management including joint protection, energy conservation and activity analysis.
- Supporting independence through rehabilitation and functional practice following illness or injury
- Health promotion strategies.
- Fatigue and anxiety management
- Advice and education to patients and their carers/family to help manage their own condition
Patients can be referred by a health or social care professional.
Healthcare professionals are asked to complete the Integrated Community Rehabilitation Services (ICRS) referral form.
Page last reviewed: April 2023
Next review due: April 2024