Occupational Therapy Services
What is an Occupational Therapist?
An Occupational Therapist is a registered health professional trained to understand the relationship between the person, their environment and what they do (e.g. self-care, work and leisure activities).
What does a F.O.C.A.S. Occupational Therapist do?
F.O.C.A.S. Occupational Therapists help people learn or re-learn to manage the everyday activities that are important to them including:
♥ Leisure activities
♥ Completing household chores
♥ Caring for themselves or others
♥ Participating in paid or unpaid work
How can a F.O.C.A.S. Occupational Therapist help you?
Our F.O.C.A.S. Occupational Therapists conduct home safety assessments that will help clients to reduce their risk of falls and improve their independence to participate in meaningful activities.
Some of the areas that are assessed include:
♥ The client’s cognitive abilities and the impact on their daily activities.
♥ The client’s ability to complete their meaningful daily activities.
♥ All entrances of client’s home.
♥ The inside of the client’s home with a focus on the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen areas.
The safety of the client’s home is assessed based on each client’s physical, mental and emotional abilities to complete their meaningful activities. Using the assessment findings, the Occupational Therapist will work with the client and family to:
♥ Provide strategies to ensure safe completion of their meaningful daily activities independently or with help.
♥ Recommend equipment (wheelchair) or assistive devices (long-handled shoe horn).
♥ Provide strategies to reduce falls, to transfer safely and to conserve energy.
♥ Provide information regarding community resources (Community Care Access Centre, local senior’s community services, etc.).
Social Worker Services
What is a Social Worker?
A Social Worker is a registered health professional who work with individuals, families and caregivers to strengthen and develop their skills and ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve physical, emotional and social problems that they are experiencing in their lives.
What do F.O.C.A.S. Social Worker do?
Our F.O.C.A.S. Social Workers will:
♥ Complete a comprehensive psycho-social assessment and provide emotional support for clients and their loved ones.
♥ Provide strategies to help clients and their loved ones adjust to the changes as a result of an accident and/or a natural aging process/unnatural diagnosis.
♥ Help clients prevent and/or overcome daily challenges such as depression, cognitive issues, behavioral issues and communication of thoughts and feelings.
When do you need a F.O.C.A.S. Social Worker?
♥ When an individual ages.
♥ Once an accident happens.
♥ When an individual is diagnosed with a progressive illness, substantial changes take place that affects not only the individual but also his/her family, friends and his/her loved ones.
♥ When the individual changes so drastically due to an accident or natural causes, his/her loved ones may not know how to cope with this change.
F.O.C.A.S Social Workers can also help you and your family by:
♥ Analyzing assessment findings and identifying personal goals to develop a client-centered F.O.C.A.S. care plan.
♥ Providing counseling services to cope with the impact of illness and life stressors.
♥ Providing education and support related to psychosocial, emotional and financial needs.
♥ Advocating for funding sources and accessible services.
♥ Providing referrals to community agencies and social services.