Included in South West Community Care’s suite of services, is Harvey Occupational Therapy Services, which is located at the Wellness Centre, in Harvey.
Harvey Occupational Therapy Services, is funded through the Australian Government Department of Social Services. New clients are assessed by a qualified Occupational Therapist and a treatment program is formulated to meet individual needs.
Occupational Therapy Services provides the aged and people with disabilities with individual occupational therapy programs, group exercise programs and neurological and memory support programs.
The Occupational Therapist is able to make home visits and deliver one-to-one therapy services to clients in their own homes.
A popular specialist program, Safe Gopher Operation, is delivered by a team of Occupational Therapy Assistants. It focuses on equipping the aged and people with disabilities with the skills and knowledge to safely operate gopher transport.
South West Community Care accept enquiries from clients, their family/friends, GPs, hospitals, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Allied Health Professionals and the Aged Care Assessment Team. Low level care residents in aged care hostels are able to access these services through a referral process.
Eligible clients are required to make a small contribution for the above services. Fees may be waived in the case of financial hardship. Transportation services to attend the Wellness Centre are available for a minimum fee.
Please contact us by telephone, email or fax to schedule an appointment or to discuss your therapy needs.
Health Forums – One-off events for the community where health specialists present the latest information and strategies for clients to manage their health conditions such as arthritis and diabetes and offer strategies for pain management.
Occupational Therapy Services – These services include a range of individual programs and groups exercise activities that promote strength, provide upper limb rehabilitation and offer clients neurological and memory enhancement exercises. Maintenance of health and wellbeing can reduce the stress and anxiety that is often experienced during aging.
Safe Gopher Operation – This specialist program is targeted to ensure that clients are safe and confident users of gopher transport. Clients are provided with road rules, information regarding local re-charging stations, and practice the safe navigation of pavements & entrances across a range of terrains.