Occupational Therapy - Domiciliary Service - Shoalhaven Hospital


What the service is

Home-based outpatient service for clients 65 years and older or 50 years and older if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person

What we do

Goal centred intervention based focused on Falls prevention management, Pressure Injury management, Home modifications – minor and complex, Equipment prescription – wheelchairs, pressure relieving devices, hospital beds, bathroom aids/appliances such as shower chairs/over toilet aids.

What to expect

An initial appointment will be made following referral for a comprehensive assessment, development of goals and development of an ongoing management plan with the aim of assisting you to live independently and safely at home. There may be a delay between receipt of referral and initial appointment due to the number of referrals received by this service.

Who should access this service

Patients requiring assessment of their home environment or equipment needs following a recent hospital admission or decline in health status and who have been referred through the My Aged Care Portal

How to access this service

Referrals must be made through the My Aged Care Portal or by calling My Aged care on 1800 200 422.

What to bring

Any relevant documents which inform your Occupational Therapist of existing services you have in place.

Contact Information

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
Scenic Dr,
Nowra NSW 2541
02 4423 9320

Monday to Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm 

How to get there, including by public transport

This is a home based service and as such appointments will be made for your Occupational Therapist to meet you in your home.  

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Occupational Therapy

Kate Andersen is the Head of Discipline for Occupational Therapy and Diversional Therapy. She also provides leadership to the equipment loan pools across the District. Kate brings a vast variety of clinical experience to the role, with almost 20 years within the local area.

The team of Occupational Therapists work in partnership with clients to maximise independence in their activities of everyday life, enhance safety and optimise their quality of life. Services are provided in hospitals, community health centres and in the home environment.