Occupational therapists are able to conduct assessments of injured workers for WorkSafe Agents. These assessments assist WorkSafe Agents to make decisions about the type and level of support you may need as a result of a work-related injury or illness. WHR Allied Health have experience across a broad range of WorkSafe assessments and will ensure that assessments are thorough and detailed. We encourage clients to have a family member with them where possible during assessments, and as such are able to complete these assessments outside of normal business hours.
Participating in an occupational therapy assessment
Occupational therapists can conduct assessments for the following services with the majority of assessments taking place in your own home:
- Home modifications – if you have complex injuries, an assessment of the suitability of home modifications with recommendations about what changes can be made which will assist you to be independent. For example, installing a rail in your bathroom.
- Household help – assessing the need for services such as gardening or cleaning that may be required for a period of time to help you recover from your injury whilst you or your family are unable to assist.
- Equipment/aids and appliances – assessment and prescription of equipment/aids and appliances that may assist you to maximise your independence. Often the provision of a simple piece of equipment can make a significant difference to your capacity to be able to complete tasks by yourself.
- Transport needs – assessment of your ability to travel in a car or use public transport.
- Attendant care – if you have complex injuries, an assessment of the type of assistance you may need with personal care, community or therapy activities in preparation for being at home.
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