Rehabilitation from ACM is delivered by the Community Rehabilitation Service, who work with adult clients to help them to achieve a greater level of independence at home, in their workplace, or in the community.
The Neuro Occupational Therapists work with clients in their own environment because research has shown that “real life” rehabilitation has greater benefits and value than clinic based rehabilitation.
After an assessment, individual hands-on therapy programmes are developed, which could include:
- Daily living skills (eg. shopping, cooking or cleaning);
- Structured weekly activities;
- Leisure activities;
- Assisting clients to return to work;
- Equipment recommendations and provision;
- Home adaptation;
- Strategies to improve memory and cognitive functions;
- Anger management;
- Fatigue management;
- Role adjustment; and
- Anxiety and stress management.
The Community Rehabilitation Service can also deliver Interactive Metronome® Therapy, which is an innovative, evidence based, computer assessment and training programme, which can improve clients sustained attention, working memory, processing speed and motor co-ordination.