What we do
Our occupational therapy team help you return to everyday activities, after illness or injury.
Our occupational therapists work with people who have:
decreased mobility and difficulty with transferring to a chair or bed
difficulty with personal care tasks
cognitive difficulties which impact on their safety in functional tasks
been moved to palliative care and wish to return to their own home
specific social problems, which may affect safe discharge planning
increased risk of falls.
Occupational therapy is about understanding what's making it difficult to do the things that are important to you, and finding solutions. This can include things like getting dressed, eating, moving around your home and taking part in social activities.
What to expect
Your initial assessment will provide background information about your mobility, transfers (getting on and off furniture), personal care, meal preparation and domestic tasks.
We'll also learn about the layout of your home, any adaptive equipment already in place, care provided to the individual and coping strategies used prior to admission to hospital.
We will then help you to identify the current problems you're experiencing. We'll agree on the goals for your treatment, and provide strategies to help you achieve them.
Where to find us
We provide outpatient and inpatient services at the following hospitals:
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
How to use this service
If you feel you could benefit from occupational therapy, please speak to your doctor.