palliative care services
Supporting people living with life-limiting conditions by helping to optimise the function and participation of meaningful activities and life roles.
Palliative care helps people live as fully and as comfortably as possible with a life-limiting illness.
We will work in conjunction with your palliative care team to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach.
We make it a priority to educate ourselves on your individual preferences, and offer a compassionate and responsive service.
The role of the OT may include:
Facilitating participation in meaningful activities and maintaining engagement within the community
Assisting with the management of symptoms such as fatigue and pain
Providing recommendations for appropriate equipment, assistive technology and home modifications
Providing recommendations to ensure optimal positioning and comfort while maintaining skin integrity
Assisting with planning for the future to address changing needs
Supporting the person to remain or return to being cared for in the place of their choice
Providing education and training to informal and formal caregivers, including education on safe body mechanics and techniques to reduce risk of injury and strategies to decrease burnout