Occupational Therapy

Helping the Older Person Live Each Day to the Fullest!

Occupational therapy is a supportive medical care service for patients with psychological, developmental, emotional or physical impairments. Occupational therapists work with the older person to improve their ability to perform and participate in daily activities.

Poor balance and coordination, confusion, partial or full loss of vision or hearing are only some of the struggles that residents live with day-to-day. The objectives of OT is increasing mobility, independence and active participation, working around those impairments so residents can enjoy participating in everyday activities.

Occupational therapy

At AHP we offer a wide range of occupational therapy advice, strategies and support to the older person including:

  • Assessing a resident’s ability to perform daily activities (e.g. showering, eating and toileting)
  • The prescription of equipment and aids to assist with certain functions
  • Assessment and management of pressure care and cognitive abilities
  • Therapies for upper limbs, including splinting
  • Strategic advice for energy conservation

Our holistic approach enables us to understandthe complex medical needs and care of residents so as to assist them with setting goals for support independence after admission to the Aged Care facility.

We are skilled at supporting the older person with cognitive, visual, emotional and mobility disorders with roadmaps prescribed to help them support the older Person to lead fulfilling lives. By working with us you can be sure that your older person will receive the best occupational therapy support they need to live as independently as possible, keeping them active, well and happy at the same time!

The AHP Difference

Our physiotherapy program was implemented by AHP in 2015. Our residents have been given the opportunity to improve their mobility and well-being and equally importantly to learn that physio and activities programs are fun. The improvement in the activity levels of our residents has been fantastic.

Another positive aspect of employing AHP is their knowledge of the ACFI system and how physiotherapy services can contribute to an increase in the revenue of an aged care service.

Marco Polo is a strong supporter of AHP - as evidenced by the fact that we now have 5 full time allied health staff working across our two facilities - a resource our residents welcome because they feel better because of it.

Robert O'Shea CEO - Marco Polo Aged Care Services

I just wanted to say thank you to Sarah for all of your help in assisting me in finding a job here in Australia. It has been two weeks now since I started my job and everything is going good.

Thank you for being exceptionally professional and accommodating and going above and beyond to make the process a smooth as possible. It’s jus great to meet a person like you, who is able to assist aspiring Nurses secure rewarding jobs. You work in a way that you are always there to listen to our needs and sometimes problems.

Mark Emergency Registered Nurse

We have partnered with Australian Health Professionals for a range of permanent and temporary recruitment assignments; particularly those which are hard to fill or critical to our organisation.

We have found Anne and the team very responsive, flexible, customer centric and committed to sourcing in line with our brief. When we find it challenging to source, we do look to AHP to provide support with candidate acquisition.

Sam Fraser Recruitment Marketing Manager

Thank you AHP for making the transition between employers easy and stress free.

This is the first time I have used a recruitment agency and I valued your advice and support throughout the process. Your professionalism and interest in my circumstances was appreciated.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to colleagues looking for new positions.

April Sevenoaks Contractor

The team at AHP are very professional and provide us with Physio, OT, Speech Path and Dietic services. We have been extremely impressed with the level of service, professionalism, contemporary practice and staff who are motivated and engaged in providing excellence in care for our residents. Feedback from residents and staff has been overwhelmingly positive and communication with management has been the highest standard.

Christine Schlieff Residential Manager - St Peters Catholic Healthcare

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