Hospital Discharge Planning
Experience. That’s our difference.
At Living to the Max Occupational Therapy, we take great care in working with the hospital and/or rehabilitation facility to ensure that you have the necessary support, services and/or equipment available to aid your recovery and maintain your desired level of independence.
Although the hospital and/or rehabilitation facility is responsible for ensuring all issues relating to your care after discharge are addressed, our occupational therapists can provide comprehensive pre-admission and post-discharge home assessments to assist with the discharge planning process.
Your Hospital Discharge Planning Checklist
A representative will be assigned by your hospital and/or rehabilitation facility to oversee your discharge plan. It is vital that any special needs following discharge are identified early so that the appropriate discharge plans can be made. We encourage you to discuss the following with the hospital staff prior to, or during your stay in hospital.
- Your expected date of discharge – this will help you plan your return home
- Inform the hospital of your living arrangements – e.g. do you live alone, is there someone who can assist you when you go home, what services you currently receive, are you the carer for someone in your home
- Expectations regarding your recovery and how long it will take to recover
- Any possible restrictions on your activities e.g. lifting, driving a car, food preparation
- Your ability to cope at home either with or without a carer needs to be considered carefully – do you need respite care or will you require community support services such as assistance with medication or cleaning
- Any equipment requirements to assist in your recovery and independence We can provide services to any of Adelaide’s hospitals and/or rehabilitation facilities as part of your discharge plan.
Supported Accommodation Assessments
We can determine your support & accommodation needs, including Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) needs.
Wheelchair seating & postural assessments
SA’s leading expert in posture management & seating for those with complex disabilities & spinal injuries.
Manual person transfer assessments & plans
Pressure care management
We can help with the prevention & management of pressure ulcers.
Hospital Discharge Planning
Neurological Rehabilitation & Therapy
We specialise in manual handling, carer training & disability access for businesses & commercial settings
Functional Capacity Assessments
We can assess your ability to function from day to day & prepare a plan to maximise your independence.
A full range of assessment & therapy services are available in-clinic. Hoist transfers available.
Our commitment to you
SA owned and operated
Why we help other South Australian families. Why we actively participate in the community. Why we support our fellow South Australians who are ravaged by bushfires. Why we contribute to causes that support our veterans. Why we embrace technology to enable unique and flexible ways to provide services to clients in isolation or those in regional areas.
For us it’s simple…..we love helping you, your family, our community, our city, our state. What more reason do you need?
Thank you for helping us continue our why. Because that makes us feel a whole lot better.
Experience and expertise
We are also uniquely placed by having the highly credentialed Deb Harvey as our Chief Clinical Lead OT. Deb oversees all of our clinical services, ensuring the highest quality in everything we do. And, an industry leading mentorship and professional development program means our occupational therapists remain at the forefront of evidence-based best practice.
Exceptional customer service, guidance & support
From the very first time you contact us, you will feel at ease. That’s because we have Amy Felix, our Therapy Coordinator. Amy will take the time to guide you through the process and ensure you have everything you need to make an informed decision about your occupational therapy services.
Should you decide to proceed with our services, Amy will be with you every step of the way, ensuring complete transparency……you will know exactly what services will be provided, why it will be provided, how it will be provided, who will provide it and how much it will cost……and then we will ask you how we went to ensure we got it right.
To us, it all comes down to integrity………like you, we value our independence above all else, understanding that independence fosters integrity, honesty and accountability. For this reason we only provide occupational therapy. That way, if we refer you to a speech therapist, physio, podiatrist, exercise physiologist, dietician or any other provider, you’ll know it’s in your best interests, not ours.
Flexible service delivery
You choose how you want your services delivered. We are uniquely placed in our ability to provide services in one of three ways…..in your home, in our state-of-the-art clinic, or virtually via an easy to use web based platform. It provides us with unprecedented flexibility, allowing us to not only service the greater Adelaide area and Adelaide Hills, but also those in rural and isolated regions.
You choose. In-home, In-clinic or Virtual Appointments Available.
Or call (08) 8331 0566