Community Based Rehabitation

Community based practice involves working with people in their own environment rather than in a hospital setting.

  • It often combines the knowledge and skills related to physical and mental health.
  • It can also involve working with atypical populations such as the homeless or at-risk populations.
  • Examples of community-based practice settings:
  • Health promotion and lifestyle change: Remaining healthy is the goal of all people in a society, including people with chronic disabling or health conditions.
  • Achieving health requires skills to self-manage conditions that might limit their ability to function in daily life.
  • Private Practice
  • Aging in place: Occupational therapists implement environmental modifications in senior housing, assisted living, long-term- care facilities, and homes-Environmental modifications can include rearranging furniture, building ramps, widening doorways, grab bars, special toilet seats, and other safety equipment to use performance capabilities to their fullest.
  • Low Vision: Occupational therapists help clients use their remaining vision to complete their daily routines with compensation, remediation, disability prevention and health promotion. Compensations or that modifications to the environment may include proper lighting, color contrast, reducing clutter and education on adaptive equipment.
  • Intermediate care services
  • Driving Centers:
  • Driving is an instrumental activity of daily living and an occupational therapist may evaluate and treat skills needed to drive such as vision, executive function or memory.
  • If a client needs more skilled assessment and training they would refer them to an OT Driver Rehabilitation Specialist which could do on the road assessment, training in adaptive equipment and make more specific recommendations.
  • Day centres
  • Schools
  • Child development centres
  • People's own homes, carrying out therapy and providing equipment and adaptations
  • Work and Industry:
  • To be a healthy successful worker there must be a person environment fit between the task, the equipment, and the person’s skills.
  • Occupational therapists work to achieve that fit Populations, conditions, and diagnoses:
  • People of working age and ability who have been born with or developed a condition, injury, or illness that compromises their ability to work
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Educational Settings


About Us

The Kenya Occupational Therapists’ Association (KOTA) is the national professional association established in 1974, to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students and improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

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