Vehicle Modifications in Geelong & Surrounds
Getting out and about in your car and about in the community
Getting out and about in the community and in and out of a car has its challenges and can be made difficult following an accident, age or new health condition.
It’s important to consider how you will transport equipment items such as wheelchairs and scooters.
How we can help:
There are many options available including:
- wheelchair and person hoists
- manual and electric ramps
- wheelchair docking stations
- a trailer for the scooter or power wheelchair
Following the assessment we can assist in completing applications for funding. Will will ensure we complete training for yourself, your carers and your family so everybody is familiar with the car modifications so you will be ready for adventures.
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.