Occupational Therapy in Elderly Care Assessment Service (ECAS) Cardiff

ECAS provides early support for people who are at risk because of declining health. Early support can enable people remain at home rather than be admitted to hospital.

ECAS provides multidisciplinary assessments at St David’s Hospital to older people living in the community, who are often referred by their GP. The Occupational therapist in the team will assesses the person’s abilities, home situation, support network and tasks that are important to them in every-day life, looking at helping to enable people to live safely at home. Assessments may include washing, dressing, cooking, access to their property/rooms, safety and current understanding. The Occupational Therapist or technician will often visit the person at home to understand people’s situation better. They can demonstrate techniques to aid with independence , give advice, provide equipment or refer to other services within Cardiff and the Vale, with the longer term aim of improving their independence.

ECAS Occupational Therapists work closely with other teams including North West and South East Cardiff Community Resource Teams and John Pathy Day Hospital, to increase help support older people in the community.

Address: ECAS Occupational Therapy, St David’s Hospital, Cowbridge Rd. East, Cardiff, CF119XB

Important information

Please note you cannot directly refer to Occupational Therapy in ECAS

Contact/referral processes

Referrals into the service usually come via your GP, A&E service or MEAU Llandough Hospital

If you are having difficulties and think you would benefit from an assessment with an Occupational Therapist, you should first speak with your GP or care team in order to be referred to the correct service.

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