Occupational therapists are trained health care professionals. They work in social care and specialise in adapting tasks and the environment to enable disabled and older people:
- to be able to carry out daily activities
- be safe and independent in their own homes.
How do I get an assessment?
Please get in touch so we can arrange an assessment with you.
What does an occupational therapist do?
They’ll visit you to talk about how you’re managing, and ask to watch you do things like get out of a chair or climb the stairs.
They will talk to you and the important people in your life about the things you find difficult to do. They’ll also discuss with you how to create a safe home.
They might provide specialist equipment or recommend some adaptations to your home. They will advise about whether you would qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant, which is money you can use to adapt your home.
Occupational therapists also provide advice on ways of doing things and help to reduce possible risks of falling or other risks in your home. They can also refer you to other agencies that can help you.
If you have equipment loaned to you that you no longer need, Medequip can arrange a free collection, to recycle and help others in need. To find out more visit returning equipment or contact Medequip’s Derby City Service Centre on 01773 604426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.