About Us

Appointments

We come to you, with home or community visits for adults living in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass, Bungendore and surrounding areas.

No doctor's referral necessary – just call, send us an email, or use our web enquiry form.

Fees

We are a registered provider for the NDIS (ACT and NSW), Medicare and several private health insurers. We can also see you if you would like to pay privately, or you have a Home Care Package.

Our fees may be covered by your government funding package, or rebateable through Medicare or your private health insurance.

Please contact us to find out more.

Professional Registration

Our clinicians have unrestricted registration with the Allied Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) and are members of Occupational Therapy Australia.

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Who We Are

Rosella Occupational Therapy is a boutique private practice providing home modifications and assistive equipment services, and therapeutic dementia support.

Joanne Kinsella, Director and Senior Occupational Therapist.
Joanne Kinsella Joanne is interested in assisting older people and those with dementia to stay safe and well at home, and also has a strong interest in home modifications.

Sherelle Wood, Occupational Therapist.
Sherelle has experience working with older people in particular, as well as in generalist home modifications and assistive equipment services. She is particularly interested in assisting older people with falls prevention, and staying safe at home.

Emma Chan, Senior Occupational Therapist.
Emma has a background in physical rehabilitation, older persons' services, and home modifications and assistive equipment services. She has a keen interest in home modifications design, as well as power wheelchairs to assist people to retain their independence.

Asimina Peristeri, Senior Occupational Therapist.
Asimina has experience working with people who have physical disabilities and with older people; in home modifications, assistive equipment, rehabilitation, and mental health services. She has a particular interest in working with people with dementia and their carers.

Paul Kinsella, Office Manager.

Services Available

We can provide the following services after assessment:

  • General advice about assistive equipment, home modifications and falls prevention

  • Detailed specifications and diagrams for home modifications

  • Trials of assistive equipment

  • Organise short term loan/hire of assistive equipment

  • Connection to a builder or equipment supplier to obtain specialist advice and quotes

  • Referral to other health professionals and support services

  • A comprehensive assessment and recommendations report.

  • Therapeutic dementia support (coming soon).

 

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a health profession that promotes peoples’ quality of life, health and wellbeing through participation in the activities of everyday life.

Occupational Therapists work with people who have physical, cognitive or psychological conditions whose quality of life, health and wellbeing has been affected by injury, illness, health condition or living situation.

Occupational Therapists support people to participate in the occupations they want to do, need to do, or are expected to do, by:

  • Enhancing personal skills and abilities (e.g. learning new ways to respond to anxious thoughts).

  • Modifying the environment (e.g. installing a ramp, adapting the role of a carer).

  • Adapting an occupation / task (e.g. redesigning the order of events for getting dressed).

Occupational Therapists see that the interaction between a person and their environment affects the way a person participates in activities.

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS is a government program that supports people under the age of 65 years with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to participate in everyday activities.

The NDIS works with people to identify and fund supports needed to live a good life. Supports may help people achieve goals in areas of life including independence, involvement in the community, education, employment, and health and wellbeing.

The NDIS gives people choice and control over how, when and where supports are provided, and gives people certainty that they will receive necessary support over their lifetime.

Our Occupational Therapy services can often be funded through your NDIS Plan. Please contact us for more information.

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What is My Aged Care?

My Aged Care is a government program that can assess the support needs of people 65 years and over (younger in some circumstances) and refer you to appropriate support services.

Home Care Packages are one of a range of government programs to support older people, accessed through My Aged Care. Home Care Packages are funding packages for older people with higher level support needs. You may be able to obtain our services through your package.

The Community Home Support Program is another type of government program to support older people, accessed through My Aged Care. The Community Home Support Program provides some subsidised support services for older people with lower level support needs. We can assist you to obtain our home modifications services through this program.

Please contact us for more information.

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