The Covid-19 Pandemic: What Lifeworks OT is doing to protect you.

These are uncertain times with the current Corona virus infection. No one really knows how it will all unfold yet. While we are not panicking, it is sensible for us to take some action to protect all our clients and staff.

At Lifeworks Occupational Therapy we care very much about our clients and staff and we would like to reassure you that we are doing our best to keep surfaces and our hands clean and will maintain a safe social distance both in the clinic and during home visits. This means we will not shake hands when we greet you, and will only use direct hands on contact when essential. We are struggling to source hand sanitiser as the stock piling and associated outages continues, but if we have it, it will be available for you to use. Alternatively we have soap and single use paper towel provided for your use in the bathroom at our clinics.

Considering this, we would ask that you please consider the health and safety of yourself and our staff when attending appointments.

If you are in self-isolation due to overseas travel, illness or potential contact with Corona Virus, please contact us to see if we can provide your OT services via telehealth. We will do the same for you if any of our OT’s are in self-isolation. If this is not possible, we ask you to reschedule your appointments to after your quarantine/isolation period.

If you are well and come in to see us, or we come to see you at home, please:

Maintain a 1.5 metre social distance where possible.
Wash or sanitise your hands before and after appointments where possible.
If you need to cough or sneeze, please use a tissue and dispose of it or cover your mouth and nose with your elbow.
Refrain from bringing additional family members/carers with you if possible as the less people in contact with everyone the better.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding on the above. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you
Jacintha Bell and the Lifeworks OT team.

For more information please refer to the WA Health Department websites

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

The Covid-19 Pandemic: What Lifeworks OT is doing to protect you.

COVID-19 Update

We hope you are safe and well, and coping with all the changes to our lives that have occurred due to COVID-19.  We would like to let you know that we are here to support you, and are continuing to provide occupational therapy services. We have temporarily ceased any clinic-based consultations in order to reduce any risk to our clients and our staff. All of our staff are now currently working from home.  Our preference is to provide OT services as much as possible via telehealth.  This means either telephone or online consultations.  This is the best way to still provide services and remove any risk of infection.  We understand however, that for some of our clients, this is neither suitable or possible. Where telehealth is not appropriate, and an occupational therapy service is essential, we are continuing to see clients in their homes or in the community. We do this with all the physical distancing and hygiene precautions in place.
We will contact you prior to your appointment to see if it is possible for us to provide your service via telehealth. If it is not possible and we are planning to come to your home, please let us know if you or anyone in your household are unwell with any symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, cough or sore throat.
We care very much about our clients and staff and we would like to reassure you that we are doing our best to keep surfaces and our hands clean and will maintain a safe physical distance during home visits.  This means we will not shake hands when we greet you, and will only use direct hands on contact when essential.

If you are well and we come to see you at home or in the community, please:

  • Maintain a 1.5 metre physical distance where possible.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands before and after appointments where possible.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, please use a tissue and dispose of it or cover your mouth and nose with your elbow.
  • Refrain from having additional family members/carers with you if possible as the less people in contact with everyone the better.
We know that at this time some of our clients may be finding it particularly difficult with increased isolation, anxiety or a reduction in their usual supports and services.  We would like you to know that if this applies to you, please reach out to us to ask for help, and we will try our best to help you access the support you need.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding of the above. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Best Wishes
The Lifeworks Occupational Therapy Team