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The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to maintain or regain their ability to participate in their activities of everyday life as independently and safely as possible. The St Vincent's occupational therapy team provides person-centric, goal-directed intervention by working with our patients and their families to assist them to achieve what is important to them. In an acute hospital setting the occupational therapist’s role is to firstly assess and monitor a person’s function. Assessments include:
Home Assessments – To ascertain a person’s ability to access their home and function safely within their home environment.
Following the assessment phase, intervention may include: