What is OT
Occupational Therapy is a client centred health profession primarily concerned with maximising independence and quality of life.
Occupational Therapists look closely at ‘Occupational Performance’ i.e.: how well individuals manage to the do the daily activities ‘or occupations’ that make up their everyday lives.
The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in these activities of daily living in the fullest and most satisfactory manner.
These activities can include:
- Bathing / Showering / Dressing
- Care of others
- Care of pets
- Communication management
- Financial management
- Meal preparation / Laundry / Cleaning
Occupational therapists work with the individual, significant others and the individual’s wider community to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations (or activities) that they want/need or are expected to do.
What is SSOT
Smart Solutions Occupational Therapy is a mobile Occupational Therapy service based on the Sunshine Coast consisting of a team of skilled and dedicated local practitioners who have specific interest and experience in working with adults with significant and permanent disability and seniors with a variety of health needs.
Our mission is to provide flexible, evidence based and appropriate client centred OT services in an efficient and timely fashion.
Our therapist’s aim to understand your unique situation and work with you in overcoming barriers and achieving goals.
Our promise is to:
- Listen closely to your needs and communicate with relevant others
- Set goals with you ensuring that you have choice and control
- Be informed and up to date so that you can access the services and funding that you require
- Deliver the outcome that you have requested in a timely and cost effective manner
How can we help
Occupational Therapists can help to empower you to live safely and as independently as possible according to your own preferences and lifestyle choices.
OT’s look at how an illness, accident or injury or significant/permanent disability is impacting upon your life and aim to assist you by minimising this impact through a range of interventions.
These interventions can involve:
- Provision of education and training
- Analysis and modification of relevant tasks
- Prescription of supportive devices, equipment and assistive technology
- Prescription of home modifications
- Provision of custom made rehabilitation programs
Smart Solutions is dedicated to the delivery of the best possible outcome every time for every person. We believe there is no compromise for quality of life.
Smart Solutions is managed by an actively working OT who overseas the day to day running of the organisation. When you call Smart Solutions you will speak directly with the Principal OT who will manage your enquiry, provide advice and information and then correctly match you with the most skilled and appropriate OT within the organisation according to your request.
OT’s that work for Smart Solutions are handpicked because of their experience, specialist training, interpersonal abilities, passion for their work and commitment to excellence. Smart Solutions OT ‘s are also dedicated to ongoing professional development and growth of their skills and abilities over time.
Due to involvement in the healthcare industry for over 17 years, Smart Solutions has a thorough understanding of the services and funding initiatives provided at both State and Federal levels and how these services can be utilised and accessed by individuals who need them. Also due to being a ‘local’ on the Sunshine Coast for the past 10 years, Smart Solutions has close networks and relationships with relevant service providers in the local area.
Who we work with
A self referral can be made at any time to Occupational Therapy. A Doctor’s referral is not required however there may be some Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates available if a Doctor’s referral is obtained. More information can be provided on request.
GP’s and Specialists across the Sunshine Coast refer their clients to Smart Solutions for assessment and management of their frail elderly and complex clients. Our service caters to all individuals including Veteran’s and War Widows, those on an aged or disability pension as well as self funded clients.
More information about relevant services can be found on the following websites:
Department of Veterans’ Affairs website – Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program
Department of Human Services website – Chronic Disease Management Plan
Feedback, reports and care plans are provided to referral sources as requested.
Other allied health providers
We work with a range of other Allied Health providers across the Sunshine Coast providing consultation and support services as requested. Case management and multi-disciplinary team services are available.
Education and consultation can be provided to support groups, respite centres, retirement villages and varying agencies as required. Services can include:
- Education sessions
- Equipment prescription
- Environmental assessment
- Individual consultation
Education for staff and carers as well as individual consultation is available. A range of services include:
- Transfer training
- Hoist training
- Back Care and Manual handling
Individual assessment and assistance is also available for:
- Pressure Care needs
- Chronic Pain Management
- Equipment prescription
Case management for complex clients and individual consultation services are available as required.
Community service providers
Smart Solutions works with a large number of community service providers across the Sunshine Coast. Services provided include:
- Individual consultation for clients in receipt of Consumer Directed Care Packages / Community Care Packages
- Equipment review, repair orders and prescription
- Hoist Training
- Carer training
- Home modification prescription
- Palliative Care Management
- Continence Aid orders
Government departments and agencies
We provide services to numerous government funded projects, schemes and services within the community.