Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists work closely with NDIS participants, using the latest research and technologies in their field to assess and design rehabilitation programs that are evidenced based, efficient and effective. This ensures that you (or some one you care for) are always receiving the highest quality services.

Support That Empowers Individuals With Disabilities

Here are some specific examples of how occupational therapy can empower individuals with disabilities:

1. Helping a person with a physical disability learn how to use a wheelchair or other assistive device.

2. Teaching a person with cognitive disabilities how to manage their money or cook a meal.

3. Coaching a person with autism spectrum disorder on how to make friends or communicate effectively.

4. Supporting a person with mental health challenges to return to work or school.

The Value of Occupational Therapy

We believe in the profound importance of occupational therapy in enhancing the lives of our participants. Occupational therapy is a vital component of our holistic approach to healthcare, as it empowers individuals to regain independence and quality of life in the face of physical or cognitive challenges. Our dedicated occupational therapists work tirelessly to assess the unique needs and abilities of each client, tailoring interventions that enable them to perform daily tasks, engage in meaningful activities, and achieve their personal goals. Whether it’s helping someone relearn how to dress themselves after an injury or teaching adaptive techniques to cope with age-related limitations, occupational therapy promotes self-confidence and resilience. It is a cornerstone of our commitment to providing comprehensive, compassionate care that fosters long-term well-being and self-fulfilment for those we serve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most families come up with the same questions about our services and organisation. Thus, we have listed down the answers for the topmost queries that come our way frequently.

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme offered by the Australian Government. It offers funding to individuals with disabilities to provide for the expenses related to disability. It allows individuals with disabilities to get funded for reasonable needs that help in capacity building. It is independent of the Disability Support Pension and universal healthcare. The NDIS offers three types of support funding including Core Supports, Capital Supports and Capacity-Building. The core supports include disability transport, social support, etc. The capital supports are offered for high-cost assistive technology or refurbishment of house or vehicle. The capacity-building support is provided for assisting with the development of life skills.

We have vast experience in working with people with disabilities of all age groups. All our professionals are intensively trained in meeting the needs of people with a variety of disabilities. We have worked with both children and adults in the age group of 7 to 65 years with physical, mental, or speech impairment. We provide assistance with mobility, social and community participation, companionship, domestic tasks, overnight support, post-operative care, school holiday programs, and more. You can trust us because we make sure that the participant stays safe and comfortable throughout the activities and caregiving methods. Contact us today to discuss your needs in detail.

Our disability support workers are recruited after careful assessments and undergo the required training to deal with people with disabilities with patience and care. They work diligently throughout the day and provide support every step of the way to fulfil the desires of the participant. Our aim is to brighten up their lives with unparalleled assistance that makes them confident and keeps them motivated to do better. Our group activities help them to get involved with other people and build friendships and strong bonds that help in meeting social needs. We improve the learning curve with educational and skill-building activities that also aid in decision-making and problem-solving.

Children with disabilities need special care and attention as they are emotionally vulnerable and dealing with their uniqueness. However, every child is different, and our support workers approach them with a flexible and open mindset so that they can communicate freely. We aim to bring them out of their shell and enjoy life like other children through a variety of activities and tasks. From assisting in daily living tasks to building life skills, we work with them as friends and supporters. They can lean on us in times of need and get all the desired help without any inhibitions. We aim to develop their personalities in a holistic manner.

Connect With Us

Thank you for visiting the official website of Birch Care in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Contact us for details about our disability support services and allied health. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.