Functional Capacity Assessments
Finding Your Baseline and Building Forward
Knowing Where You Are At…
Have you ever looked at Google Maps?
The 10,000 foot view of google maps gives a broad picture of what exactly is happening, where the best routs are to take, and how many different ways there may be to get where you want.
Even better, you can zoom in… and out… to give you the best global, and specific information you need to make the best decisions.
A functional assessment is exactly this – but rather than looking at roads, the functional assessments your Kadia Occupational Therapists do with you look at your life, what you do and how you do it.
It gives clarity, opportunity to better utilise resources, and also support funding applications.
If you have a new NDIS plan, and have little idea of how to get to where you want to go, then a functional assessment can really help you find clarity in the overwhelm.
The outcome of the assessment will help you explore what possible resources could benefit you. As OT’s we look at all areas of life, and are well suited to helping you identify what other services are out there that can help you reach your goals without wasting time, money or effort.
These assessments are also often utilised to help get more funding from agencies such as the NDIS, particularly if your story is not so clear cut.
Functional Assessments can assist with:
Often the key to success is about getting the right help, at the right time, by the right people. Far too often, we come across stories where people have been provided therapy – with no real long term impact. It has cost them valuable time, resources.. and stress.
Taking time to unpack where you are at and where you want to be, on a deeper, strategic level can save time, funding and get you where you want to be… faster.
It is about getting the right therapy, at the right time, by the right people.
Our Occupational Therapists are trained to look beyond the surface, and explore all areas of your life – connecting your strengths and challenges so that you have a whole of life solution.
The Kadia team are committed to helping you map out your story and help you find the right combination both inside and outside our service so you get to experience the full impact in your life.
We get that it is not only about having the experienced opinion of our OT’s, but also having the tools at hand.
So that we can still provide a high quality and accurate virtual experience for you, we have convenient Postal Packs which can be used to gain needed measurements under the direction of your OT.
Your OT will be able to organise this with you should it be beneficial to your story.
Increase Funding Supports
A strong Functional Capacity Report is a core aspect of most funding applications. This report provides a strong baseline of where your current skill levels are at, and how much support you need to be able to do all that is important to you.
A Functional Capacity Report connects your goals clearly to your abilities and drives forward the support for your funding requests.
As each person is so different, and their goals so unique, it is important to share what your purpose for a functional assessment is. Your therapist can then ensure that you both focus in on exactly the right areas so that you can achieve maximum funding support.
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