Specialist Rehabilitation Service
The Specialist Rehabilitation Service is available in Cork for clients who need help with activities of daily living, orientation in their community, stimulation and/or accessing activities. This service would also be appropriate for someone looking to give their family members respite or to put a structure to their day.
Typically, the Rehabilitation Officer, will work with the client in a Nursing Home, Community Hospital or sometimes in the community. The Rehabilitation Officer travels to the Nursing Home or location where the client resides and provides them with an individually designed programme to meet their needs. Th aim of the service is to provide appropriate stimulation and to offer the client the opportunity to become as independent as possible in their community.
This service is funded on an individual basis. Following a Needs Assessment an application to the HSE or Wards of Court would be made and the service would only commence once the funding is approved.