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Afford has expanded services across Australia to include supports for individuals with acute needs through our Allied Health team of professionals.

Improve Ability With Occupational Therapy

To support clients improve their ability to do the things they want to do in life, our Occupational To support clients improve their ability to do the things they want to do in life, our Occupational Therapists work closely with individuals to understand their needs and their goals in life.

For one of our Queensland clients, Sharlene, partnering with an Afford Occupational Therapist has created greater opportunities for her to realise one of her dreams – to spend quality time with family on the beach.

Sharlene is an Afford client living in Queensland South who has been receiving support from Afford Occupational Therapist, Nicole.

Realise Your Dreams

When Sharlene first met Nicole, she discussed her main goal of being able to go to the beach with her family.

“I would like to be able to go to the beach with my family as I have always had to miss out due to accessibility issues.” – Sharlene.

From there, Nicole researched ways in which Sharlene’s dream could become a reality. First, there was an assessment and then a trial of beach wheelchairs at Southbank Beach in Brisbane. Nicole then scripted a custom, self-propelling beach wheelchair for Sharlene.

We Understand Your Needs

Sharlene is extremely independent, so it was important for her to have a self-propelling beach wheelchair to give her more freedom to enjoy access to the beach during summer.

Following this, Nicole completed a Complex Assistive Technology report which was sent to the NDIS for approval. Once this was reviewed, Sharlene was advised her application was successful and the beach wheelchair is now being built specially for Sharlene!

“I’m excited and looking forward to trying it out for the very first time, to enjoy time at the beach. And not having to be a bystander watching everyone else enjoy themselves in the water.” – Sharlene

Afford Occupational Therapists

Our Occupational Therapists are qualified health professionals who support Afford clients to develop their skills in self care, work, volunteering, and participating in hobbies and social events.

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the occupations of everyday life.

Find out how Affford’s Allied Health team can support you live the life you want today.