All Frequently Asked Questions
Occupational therapy can help people participate in the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Occupational therapists have training and knowledge in physical and psychosocial development and disorders and therefore look at the whole person, not just the physical aspects of the person’s problem. They also look at these problems or risks in terms of how they affect someone’s function. Typically occupational therapists help children with disabilities to fully participate in school, help people recovering from injury to regain skills and provide supports to older adults experiencing changes in their lives.
We work with people who require support, advice and information about maintaining independence at home or the place where they live, eg. nursing home. This can involve advice re modifying their home, advice regarding specific equipment such as seating. Many of the people we work with are older people but also people who due to ill health or accidents find they are unable to complete the daily activities associated with living and working in today’s world. This work takes place in the person’s home.
Cork Occupational Therapy Services also advises on fitness to drive issues completing comprehensive review of both on and off road ability. This work takes place in a clinic.
Cork Occupational Therapy Services is a privately run business and charges a fee for its services. All intervention costs €100 per hour.
Home visits for the purpose of advice on home modifications costs €250 plus travel costs outside of the city. This includes the provision of 2 copies of the report to access grants and other services.
Fitness to Drive Reviews cost €250 including the report which is also sent to the relevant medical doctors involved in your care.
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