About Us


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

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


We are registered for the NDIS, 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.

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.

Our senior therapists have completed additional qualifications in home modifications practice: CPPACC04020A Provide access advice on building renovations, CPPACC5016A Provide expert advice on renovations to private dwellings, Livable Housing Australia Design Guidelines, CPPACC4005A Conduct a Building Access Audit.

Who We Are

Rosella Occupational Therapy is a private practice providing home modifications and assistive equipment services.

Joanne Kinsella, Director, Senior Occupational Therapist, Livable Housing Australia Design Guidelines Assessor.
Joanne Kinsella Joanne has a strong interest in home modifications, and in assisting older people and those with dementia to stay safe at home.

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, as well as power wheelchairs to assist people to retain their independence.

Paul Kinsella, Office Manager.

Services Available

We can provide the following services:

  • Assessment of assistive equipment and home modifications needs.

  • Detailed specifications and diagrams for home modifications.

  • Accessible design advice for a new home.

  • Environmental suitability assessments to assist with government funding for relocation, where home modification is impractical.

  • Falls prevention assessment and advice.

  • 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.

  • Living skills / functional assessments.

  • Referral to other health professionals and support services.

  • An assessment and recommendations reports.

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 an occupation / task (e.g. simplifying the task of 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 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.

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


What is My Aged Care?

My Aged Care is a government program for people 65 years and over (younger in some circumstances) that comprises a range of support services, including:

Home Care Packages: funding packages for older people with higher level support needs. You may be able to obtain our services through your package.

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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