Occupational Therapists look at how serious illness limits the way patients live and how to support them in making appropriate lifestyle changes as the illness progresses.
Wherever possible we help patients to retain a sense of independence and control as an important part of their quality of life.
The aim of occupational therapy is to help patients maintain their ability to perform everyday activities, thus providing a sense of normality in the face of life-limiting illness. We do this through the provision of medical equipment and adaptations in the home and by discussing ways of managing activities to conserve energy.
Occupational therapy can help patients to:
As with all services provided by The Rowans Hospice, access to occupational therapy is completely free of charge.