SDA Reports in Geelong & Surrounds
Finding the right home for you
There may be a time where your home no longer suits your needs following diagnosis of a new condition or as your condition progresses. Some people are not in a position to fund a new home, particularly when significant home modifications can be very costly. There are several housing options available including:
- SDA and SIL housing
- Office of housing
How we can help:
To apply for funding you will most likely require assessment detailing your current and predicted functional needs, equipment and support needs, often called a functional assessment.
We will meet with yourself, your family and members of your treating team and look at the ways you complete your daily activities at home and in the community. It’s important to consider how the home environment will help enable you to complete the activities you want and need to do. Following this we will write a report with this information and submit it to the funding body. They will determine if you are eligible for any financial support based on the information in the report.
If your housing is approved we will assist with transitioning to your new home. We will ensure you have all the support and equipment you require to be safe and happy in your new home. We can work with you to develop the skills you may require to live in your new home.
Have a question for the GSOT team?
Occupations are everyday tasks that include things people need to, want to and are expected to do. (WFOT – World Federation of Occupational Therapists). Examples of occupations may be taking care of yourself and / or others, working, community activities and hobbies. Within occupational therapy we work with you to set client centred goals based on your strengths and limitations and work with you to achieve these functional goals.
The amount of funding you need for occupational therapy depends on your goals and your individual situation. We will conduct an initial assessment and following the initial assessment we will complete a report with a therapy plan giving you an indication of funding required to achieve each goal. We will discuss the importance of each goal with you so we can prioritise your funding. We normally suggest that you have 5 hours of funding available for the initial assessment, travel and report writing.
This will depend on your private health insurance. Please discuss with your private health insurance provider. In addition to private health insurance you can visit your GP and obtain a Enhanced Primary Care “EPC” plan for 5 discounted OT sessions.
Our therapists will meet with you at your chosen location. This may be in your home, place of work, in the community or at our clinic location.
We will complete an initial assessment which involves discussing and assessing your current function, limitations and strengths of function and then work together to form an intervention plan to achieve these goals. We will complete a report so you have a list of these goals and associated action plans.
It’s often helpful to have others present for your initial assessment to help provide information, this may be family members, support workers, other health professionals or support coordinators.