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Kara Edwards OT

Director and Consultant Occupational Therapist

BaAppSc (OT Honours), Diploma of Dementia Care

As we age our physical and sensory abilities change and this can result in a mismatch between abilities and the home environment, increasing risk of falls. Occupational Therapy assessment from OT Focus can help to bridge this gap, with a focus on promoting independence and function. Some simple (or not so simple) changes to the home, assistive equipment or altering how you do things can all enable older people to stay at home safely and for longer.

OT Service Area around Loftus

We service areas within the Sutherland Shire Council, Georges River Council, Bayside Council and Bankstown City Council (south).

Our OT Services in Loftus

Aged Care OT

We are passionate about working with older people in our community and understand the challenges they face as they get older. We specialise in home care packages and helping people stay at home safely. Home safety assessments including equipment prescription, home modifications and falls prevention. Providing evidence to HCP providers to support use of funding.

NDIS OT

Our team is experience in providing support and assessment services for individuals with disabilities. We offer expertise in complex and minor home modifications, functional capacity assessments, assistive technology evaluations, and NDIS access assessment reports.

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Home Modifications & Equipment

Recommended modifications may be simple alterations right through to major changes can improve safety. We provide advice regarding the placement and specifications of modifications ensures a best fit to your function and unique circumstances. Assessment and use of assistive equipment, from low-cost items to more significant products like electric beds can make everyday activities/things easier.

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Dementia Care

Cognitive changes or a diagnosis of dementia can impact independence with daily activities and safety at home. OT Focus can prescribe changes to the home environment or assistive technology that can help maintain independence for longer, enabling you to remain living at home.

Falls Prevention

Risk of falls increases with age and can result in significant injury or reduced function. The home is where we spend most of our time and there can be hazards within the home environment which can lead to falls. A home falls risk assessment with an OT can help to reduce the risk of falls and subsequent poor outcomes.

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Clinical Supervision

Kara Edwards provides clinical supervision, education and peer review services for other occupational therapists, sharing her expertise in the areas of complex and minor modifications and community OT.