Occupational Therapy

The goal of the Occupational Therapist is to help you maintain your independence for as long as possible and to help family members provide care when it is needed.

Our Occupational Therapy team do this by:

  • Assessing and providing you with any equipment you might need
  • Educating you and your carers on how to do daily activities such as showering and getting out of bed
  • Making sure your environment is safe so you and your carers can move around easily without getting hurt

We also spend a lot of time talking about the practicalities of caring and finding ways for families to manage the varied tasks involved.

If you would like to know more about this service please phone Eleanor Barrett on 04 568 0724 or email occupational.therapy@teomanga.org.nz

Eleanor Barrett

Team Leader Occupational Therapy