Occupational therapy focuses on empowering you to participate in what is important to you and on improving or maintaining your quality of life.
Our occupational therapist (OT) works to limit the effects of your illness or disability and to support you to be as independent as possible in all areas of your daily life. We do this by creating a match between your abilities, the activity you wish to do and the demands of your environment. Our OT will develop a programme that will be led by your needs.
If you are referred to the hospice OT, you will be assessed for a personalised programme. Examples of things the OT may work on with you include support with:
- symptom management;
- environmental adaptations;
- managing fatigue and breathlessness;
- and facilitating participation in everyday activities, whether that involves self-care, hobbies, or social and family roles.
The OT will work closely with you and your loved ones to respond quickly to your changing needs and to help you carefully plan ahead for the future.