Driving Assessments

Driving Assessments

Driving Assessments

Driving Assessments

Driving Assessments

Driving Assessments

A driving assessment conducted by our Occupational Therapists is a comprehensive evaluation designed to assess an individual's ability to safely operate a vehicle.

How can it help me?

Our driving assessments provide recommendations to enhance driving safety and support individuals in maintaining independence on the road. It involves an on-road assessment, where our Occupational Therapist accompanies the individual, guiding them through real-world traffic situations.

Is this right for me?

Our driving assessments are suitable for senior drivers, NDIS participants, and individuals with medical conditions or disabilities who aspire to drive.

Our Driving Assessments Include:

Senior Drivers Assessments:

Evaluate the fitness-to-drive for individuals in the senior age group.
Ensure road safety by determining if seniors can continue driving safely and independently.

Learner Driver Assessments:

Assess the ability of individuals with disabilities or health conditions to drive safely.
Determine potential needs for vehicle modifications or specialised driving equipment to support learners in obtaining a driver's license.

Medical/Disability Assessments:

Evaluate the impact of medical conditions or disabilities on an individual's daily functioning, independence, and overall quality of life.
Provide valuable information for healthcare professionals, rehabilitation teams, and individuals to develop personalised intervention plans and support strategies.

Vehicle Modification for Drivers:

Determine necessary modifications required to make a vehicle accessible and safe for individuals with disabilities.
Ensure that modifications align with the specific needs and capabilities of the driver.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy for adults is a form of therapy that helps individuals with physical, cognitive, or mental health conditions regain or improve their ability to participate in meaningful activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and working.

How do I know if I need occupational therapy?

You may benefit from occupational therapy if you have difficulty performing ADLs or participating in activities that are important to you due to a physical, cognitive, or mental health condition.

How can occupational therapy improve my daily life?

Occupational therapy can improve your daily life by helping you regain or improve your ability to perform ADLs, develop new skills or habits, modify your environment to better meet your needs, and reduce your risk of injury or complications related to your condition.

What conditions can occupational therapy help with in adults?

Occupational therapy can help adults with a wide range of conditions, including neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease), musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., arthritis, joint replacement), mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety), and developmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorder).

What can I expect during an occupational therapy session for adults?

During an occupational therapy session for adults, you can expect to work with your therapist to develop goals and a treatment plan, learn new skills or strategies, practice exercises or activities to improve your abilities, and receive feedback and guidance from your therapist.

Will my insurance cover occupational therapy for adults?

Most insurance plans cover occupational therapy for adults if it is medically necessary and prescribed by a healthcare provider. However, coverage may vary depending on your plan and specific circumstances.

Can occupational therapy help with mental health issues in adults?

Yes, occupational therapy can help adults with mental health issues by providing strategies and skills to manage symptoms, improve functioning, and engage in meaningful activities.

How long does occupational therapy for adults typically last?

The length of occupational therapy for adults varies depending on your individual needs and goals. Treatment may last for a few weeks or months, or it may be ongoing to help you maintain or improve your abilities over time.

What are the qualifications of an occupational therapist for adults?

Occupational therapists for adults must have a master's degree in occupational therapy, complete supervised clinical experience, and pass a national certification exam. They may also have additional training or certifications in specific areas of practice.

Can occupational therapy be done remotely or virtually for adults?

Yes, occupational therapy can be done remotely or virtually for adults using telehealth or other digital platforms. However, the effectiveness of virtual therapy may vary depending on the individual and their specific needs.

Locations where Driving Assessments Services are offered

Forbes Care Occupational Therapy Services

Driving Assessments

A driving assessment conducted by our Occupational Therapists is a comprehensive evaluation designed to assess an individual's ability to safely operate a vehicle.

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Housing Assessments - SIL/SDA/ILO

We do comprehensive housing assessments to understand your home environment and support needs. This process helps us determine suitable NDIS solutions aligned with your goals.

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Home Modifications

We may recommend home modifications if you're experiencing difficulty moving around your home or have safety concerns. These are custom-built changes designed to improve accessibility.

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Children's Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Children need a positive and interactive environment to support them in achieving goals. That's why we deliver a family-centred approach with tailored activities that support their development.

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Life Skills

We're here to support you with anything important to you, no matter what it is. Whether that means time management, communication or meal preparation, we've got you.

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Functional Assessments

A functional capacity assessment is designed to establish your baseline function. Your occupational therapist will work with you to establish your current strengths and your functional goals to make recommendations for challenges that you may be experiencing.

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Assistive Technology (AT)

Assistive technology refers to equipment that supports your functionality and independence. We'll do an assessment, make a recommendation, and organise appropriate AT for your needs.

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To book an appointment with an occupational therapist, please call 07 5220 8909 or submit a referral form below.

General Practitioners can send referrals to:
Email: hello@forbes.care
Fax: 07 5302 6482
Address: Shop 15/102 Burnett St, Buderim

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