Home Visits

Home visits enable our Occupational Therapists to analyse holistically the home environment and the impact it has the individuals abilities to complete their everyday activities. It also allows the therapists to observe the individual in a more natural environment and tailor treatment more accurately. Home visits are designed for your convenience as therapists can travel to you and provide an array of treatments.

What will home visits involved?

Home visit are often structured and follow a set treatment which has previously been discussed with you. Some of the aspects included in a home visit are as follows:

  • Observation of activities in natural environment
  • Advice and education
  • Occupational optimisation
  • Chance to discuss any concerns
  • One hour treatment session
  • Advice regarding equipment
  • Advice on safety within the home

Occupational optimisation is a term use by Occupational Therapists and describes the enhancement and improvement of function in daily activities such as washing, dressing, cooking and cleaning. The overall aim of a home visit is to provide effective treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Difficulties suitable for a home visit

Individuals can experience a wide variety of difficulties such as physical, social or psychological. Our home visits are suitable for the following difficulties:

  • Difficulties getting dressed
  • Difficulties preparing meals
  • Difficulties eating and drinking
  • Difficulties using the toilet and accessing facilities
  • Fatigues easily
  • Mobility difficulties

Our Occupational Therapists are highly skilled and knowledgeable and can help individual with the difficulties increase their overall independence and life satisfaction.

Conditions suitable for a home visit

Individuals with the following conditions may be suitable for a home visit:

  • Alzheimer's diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Orthopaedic problems
  • Amputations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Long term conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Rheumatic Diseases

This is just a small summary of the condition suitable for a home visit; our Occupational Therapists will provide a home visit to individuals with conditions not listed above also.

Benefits of home visits

There are many benefits to receiving home visits some of which are as follows:

  • Professional advice
  • Accurate aids and adaptations
  • Increased independence
  • Improved daily routines
  • Opportunity to discuss concern at home

Many individuals find home visit beneficial as therapy can be completed in the comfort of your own hone, many do however experience other benefits not listed above also.


In summary a home visit enables the therapists to analyse and treat individuals in the comfort of their own home and observe individuals performing tasks they struggle with first hand. Home visit are structured visits and treatment will follow a plan which has been agreed beforehand between you and your therapist. Our home visits aim to improve an individual's independence in all of their activities of daily living.

Arrange an appointment

If you would like to arrange a home visit with one of our Occupational Therapists then please feel free to email us at office@londonot.co.uk or call us on 02033 937 332



London OT offer and provide a range of Occupational Therapy services for individuals with a variety of conditions.

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