Professional Occupational Therapy Services

Vista Healthcare provides Occupational Therapy to the NSW community, we primarily help with:

  • Private home visits
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Assessments & recommendations
  • NDIS Occupational Therapy, NDIS reports & Assistive Technology
  • Prescribing assistive equipment such as wheelchairs and scooters

People have inspiring goals they want to achieve! These goals can relate to many different areas of life.

In all of these cases, our clinicians would work closely with the individual to guide and support progress towards these goals.

Home Visiting Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Assessments

Our Occupational Therapists visit people in their homes to perform comprehensive assessments, such as:

  • Functional Capacity Assessments
  • NDIS Assessments
  • NDIS Assistive Technology Reports
  • NDIS Plan Review Reports
  • Initial NDIS assessments
  • Private Assessments
  • Home Modification Assessments
  • Equipment Request Forms

Vista Healthcare is a mobile Allied Health provider, so these assessments take place in people’s homes.

We Help People Build Skills & Capacity

We proudly help people with:

  • Fine motor skills (handwriting, the ability to play piano)
  • Gross motor skills (walking, or safely moving from sitting to standing)
  • Cognitive skills (concentration, multitasking)
  • Self-care skills (dressing, using the bathroom, making breakfast safely)
  • Visual perception (overcoming changes in flooring, as well as improving lighting through home modifications)
  • Organisational skills
  • Falls prevention
  • Social engagement skills

Equipment Prescription

Our OTs are commonly contacted to review and prescribe equipment that help improve safety and independence. Assistive equipment can include the following:

  • Wheelchairs, both manual and electric
  • Specialised cushions
  • Scooters
  • Beds and mattresses
  • Walking aids
  • Hoists

Assessments are conducted to identify equipment that will be helpful for their individual circumstances.

Vista Healthcare is An NDIS Registered Provider

Vista Healthcare is an NDIS registered provider.

In the event a patient is receiving funding for equipment (i.e. NDIS participants) we are able to lodge equipment request forms and help obtain funding for equipment that is clinically reasonable and necessary.

We are experienced with complex AT request forms, we are experienced in handling feedback from the NDIS to justify reasonable and necessary supports.

There are cases where a multitude of equipment may be beneficial. Vista Healthcare will work with equipment suppliers to trial the equipment with the patient before committing to purchasing.

Home Modifications

Home modifications encompass a range of changes to a property aimed towards increasing safety and independence.

There are minor environmental as well as significant environmental impact modifications. Home modifications can include:

  • Rails
  • Non slip surfaces for wet areas
  • Ramps
  • Doorway access
  • Stair climbers

We also carry out report writing, planning of proposed works, and submission of paperwork to relevant bodies including the NDIS and the Department of Housing.

Recommendations for home modifications are based on a comprehensive assessment carried out by our expert clinicians, taking into account the patient’s capabilities, limitations, goals, and existing environment.

 

Ready to Work with Vista Healthcare?

Our Occupational Therapy (OT) team assists clients to safely and confidently achieve the tasks of daily life in the home, the workplace and the community. Please note that

  • We are university-trained
  • We are kind and compassionate
  • We are professional and offer a high level of communication
  • We are Australian-owned and operated

To start with Vista Healthcare, please use our contact page, we’d love to hear from you!

Occupational Therapy FAQ

  • Who can access Vista Healthcare's services?

    We work with:

    • NDIS participants
    • Homecare package clients
    • Private paying individuals
    • Workcover, CDP, DVA, STRC
    • Residential aged care

    Vista Healthcare is able to help children, adults (over 18) and older adults.

    We have extensive experience servicing the aged care sector.

  • Is Occupational Therapy a one-off or ongoing?

    We support clients with one-off scenarios (such as providing a single piece of assistive equipment – such as a walker), though in many cases, we adopt an ongoing role.

    This is stipulated during our initial consultation.

    Each client has varying needs, circumstances, goals and funding limitations. From this, we compose a healthcare support plan that all parties consent to. This includes calculating long term costs, equipment trial periods, reassessments and equipment review periods.

    In complex cases, clients receive a combination of both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services from us.

    We discuss these solutions with the client and formalise a plan so everyone is aware of what to expect.

  • What happens if I am moving house or my requirements change?

    It is common for patients to move properties.

    In the event you are changing homes, please notify us as soon as possible, ideally before you move in!

    Our Occupational Therapists will conduct an environmental assessment of the new property and help plan the transition. This is primarily ensuring the new property is safe and enables independent living.

    For example, a person that is deaf may be using a camera system to see when visitors arrive at the front door, and this system must be migrated to the new property.

  • Do I need a referral to see an Occupational Therapist?

    Private clients, NDIS participants & Home Care clients do not need a referral to engage our services. Many of our clients, however, are referred to us directly from their GP.

    For clients accessing our services through organisations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Chronic Disease Management or Worker’s Compensation, a GP referral will be required. There will also be additional administrative requirements in these cases, which we can assist with.

  • How do your Occupational Therapists help people participate in daily or social life?

    This is quite a variable answer.

    When working with pediatrics with disabilities, these families are often looking for behavioural management and emotional support. We introduce play that develops fine motor skills, suggest clothing with large zippers, prescribe modified cutlery, practice language skills, etc. All of these facets contribute to developing life skills and living independently.

    In the adult and aged care sector, a common goal is to access the community again. Our Occupational Therapists would then engage with the client and their carers to establish ways to do this confidently and safely, perhaps through the use of a motorised scooter and lowering fatigue levels.

    We play a role in engaging other providers in the community as well, to create the best possible outcomes for each client.