Occupational Therapy is an important element of palliative care. It aims to help you to live as independently as possible, by enabling you to perform the activities of daily living that are important to you.
How can Occupational Therapy help me?
Occupational Therapy may include:
- Advice on continuing activities and interests that are a priority for you
- Education on fatigue management and energy conservation
- Education on relaxation techniques to enable you to manage anxiety
- Advice on sleep management
- Advice on day-to-day activities (such as getting in and out of bed, washing and dressing, using the bath/shower/toilet, managing the stairs, preparing drinks/snacks/meals)
- Assessment for provision of equipment and advice on minor home adaptations, to enable you to remain safe and independent
If the hospice team feels that Occupational Therapy will be of benefit to you, this will be discussed with you. Alternatively, you can ask to be referred to the Occupational Therapist at any time during your stay as an in-patient or while attending the Day Hospice.
Treatments take place mainly at the hospice, but occasionally in your own home. Most take place on a one-to-one basis, but some activities may take place in a group.
For more information, please call 01926 492 518 (ext. 207/278) or email firstname.lastname@example.org