Older Persons Mental Health and Memory Service Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapists working in Older Persons Mental Health services support people to maintain/ regain their skills in everyday activities and remain independent for as long as possible. Difficulties may be experienced due to memory problems, generalised anxiety, depression or long term mental health needs.
Once we have received a referral, an occupational therapist will contact you to arrange an appointment to carry out an initial assessment of your needs. Where needs are identified, an initial treatment plan will be discussed
We can offer the following interventions.
- 1:1 interventions to manage and maintain daily living activities this could include anxiety management and access to community facilities to promote social interaction and well being.
- Home visits to assess for aids/ adaptations and advice on modification of activity to support memory problems and maintaining independence.
- Group interventions which promote social interaction, maintaining leisure interests, chair based exercises and groups for people and families newly diagnosed with dementia to provide information on living well with dementia.
‘Decaf’s’ are available around the Island to support people and their families with memory problems and dementia, and advice/ guidance to accessing support services can be provided by occupational therapists who regularly attend these – for further information please see link below.
How to access
Referrals to our service are made through the GP/ Health and Social Care Professionals.
Further information on Older Persons Mental Health Service.