Occupational therapy promotes and enables people to participate in the activities which give meaning and purpose to their lives. TRAC Group Occupational Therapists work with clients experiencing physical, cognitive or psychological obstacles to engage in and improve their function and independence across the spectrum of life, encompassing self care, and home, work and leisure pursuits.
- Pre-Claim Assessments/ Discharge Planning
Our clinicians enact a discharge planning process that ensures a client can be safely discharged home from a hospital/rehabilitation facility. This is accomplished through an assessment of requirements relative to home safety, assistive devices and attendant care in addition to liaising with the client and family, treating professionals and equipment providers. Outcomes include the discharge of client to a safe home accompanied by appropriate personal care and assistive devices.
- Attendant Care/Personal Care Needs Assessments
Assessments are completed by our Registered Nurses/Occupational Therapists all of whom have expertise in evaluating client requirements for assistance with personal care arising from injuries and impairments sustained in a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury or from another life altering situation. Documented outcomes identify the specific impairment(s) and the associated recommended care requirement and where applicable monthly benefit.
- Physical/Cognitive Demands Analysis
Our clinicians, using standardized protocols, complete a determination of the essential job tasks and physical demands required to complete a job in relation to the specific physical abilities and/or impairments of a client. Through a cognitive demands analysis, our clinicians identify and assess the cognitive skills required to perform a task/job proficiently within the associated work context.
- Work Site/Ergonomic Assessments
Our clinician’s complete work site evaluations in order to ensure that clients can safely and effectively engage in work. Clinicians undertaking an ergonomic assessment will focus on an individual workstation, work methods and work environment to ensure an appropriate fit for the client vis a vis these elements.
- Future Cost of Care Assessments
Our clinicians work with clients who have reached maximum medical/functional recovery to determine their future needs with respect to therapy (occupational, speech & language, cognitive communication, behavioural therapy) services. Registered Nurses and Occupational Therapists will perform attendant/personal care assessments to determine the need at the time of the assessment and for the future and at what time frame.
- Work Hardening, Work Modification, Ergonomic Assessment
Our clinicians develop, implement and monitor individual treatment programs designed to prepare and condition a client in order to facilitate a return to work. Modifications to the tasks as well as an assessment of the workplace are components of work hardening programs as are productivity, safety, physical tolerances, and monitoring of client physical and psychological health.
- Provision of Assistive Devices
Assistive devices aid a client with function and independence. Our clinicians identify the requirement for devices and coordinate their acquisition and implementation accompanied by client education about device use and safety.
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
Our clinicians develop, implement and monitor individual treatment programs designed to ameliorate the effects of cognitive deficits relative to activities of daily living and work. This is accomplished through cognitive training, assisting a client to develop compensatory strategies and provision of assistive devices.
- Home, Community and School Re-integration
Our purpose is to assist clients with physical or cognitive impairments successfully re-integrate into their communities inclusive of home, school social, leisure, and other community contexts. As such, our clinicians are proficiently design and deployment re-integration initiatives with our clients.
- ADP Assessment for Manual/Power
walkers, scooters and communication aids
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) of the Government of Ontario provides funding for a range of assistive devices. Our clinicians are skilled relative to the totality of a client’s mobility and communication needs from assessing the client’s level of function through identification of requirements and the associated ADP and implementation processes.
- Home and Bathroom Safety and Accessibility Assessments
Our goal is to enable clients to manage their environment independently and effectively. TRAC Group therapists bring to the accessibility assessment process a thorough knowledge of how different impairments affect independent functioning accompanied by expertise in environmental evaluations. This knowledge is used to assess a client’s home and provide recommendations that will enable a client to safely access and live in their home.
Many people recovering from illness and injury want to receive as many services as possible at home. The TRAC Group can help. Contact us to make an appointment or referral.