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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy aims to promote your health and wellbeing through everyday activities. By offering practical advice and support our occupational therapist can help you to remain active and independent. The therapist can help you to manage your physical, psychological and social well-being through a combination of simple exercises and specialist equipment.

This can include help with:

  • Assessment and referrals for wheelchairs
  • Home visits to consider equipment and adaptations –liaison with HSC where appropriate
  • Advice and ongoing support for you and your carer/family on maximising your independence in any of your daily activities
  • Advice on coping with your illness, such as conserving your energy and managing fatigue

Who can come?

To use this service, you need to be registered with a GP surgery within St Albans, Harpenden or Dacorum and have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. All patients will be assessed to see if they might be helped by Occupational Therapy.

How do I get referred?

Your GP, District Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, MacMillan nurse, Rennie Grove nurse can refer you for occupational therapy. Alternatively you can contact us to refer yourself.

How do I get to Grove House if my appointment is there?

Transport can be arranged or you may be seen at home if that is considered more appropriate.

What does it cost?

All Rennie Grove services are provided at no cost to the patient or their family. As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of the local community to fund around 85% of our annual running costs, allowing us to care for thousands of patients and families every year. If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please go to renniegrove.org/donate.