Rehabilitation in Palliative Care
Rehabilitation in Palliative Care empowers people to live their lives to the full as they experience changes in their functional and cognitive abilities. The aim is to optimise function enabling patients to live as independently as possible and to improve their quality of life.
What should I expect from Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy enables individuals to achieve as much independence as possible within everyday tasks.
You will be offered an assessment and ongoing support by an Occupational therapy Specialist who will discuss your aims and how your needs can be best met.
All our Occupational Therapists are members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) we liaise as required, with external agencies such as Social Services and Community Rehabilitation Teams.
What services might be offered?
· Advice / provision of equipment / adaptations which will help you maintain independence for as long as possible
· Assessment of your home environment to enable you to return home safely after a period of time in the hospice or to remain in your home
· Advice on fatigue management
· Advice on anxiety management for breathlessness
· Hand Therapy service for patients with Motor Neurone Disease
· Advice regarding continued participation in work and leisure activities
· Wheelchair assessment / referrals to Dorset Wheelchair Services.
If you would like further information regarding the Occupational Therapy services available please contact Weldmar Hospicecares Occupational Therapy Team on (01305) 215322.