Optimising quality of life
Providing Occupational Therapy (OT) is another way Mercy Hospice seeks to optimise quality of life and promote individual functioning over the course of the palliative care journey. This is delivered through the patient’s and whānau participation in activities that hold importance and meaning. Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention is provided to patients and whānau staying in the Mercy Hospice Inpatient Unit.
The OT role can promote adaptation and coping with the challenges associated to living with a life limiting illness, reframing goals and expectations and supporting individual’s capacity to attend to affairs and finding purpose, meaning and legacy.
If you would like to talk with our Occupational Therapist, please get in touch here.