Occupational therapy in Elderly Care Assessment Service (ECAS) and Day Hospital

Our services provide support for people who are at risk of declining health. Early support help people remain in their home and prevent hospital stays. The Day Hospital and ECAS are multi-disciplinary services based at the University Hospital Llandough.

The occupational therapists will carry out assessments to assess how and what a person  is  able to do, the tasks that they need to do and want to do within their home.  When a period of outpatient rehabilitation is required, it will be undertaken from a multidisciplinary team. Occupational therapists work with people  to explore  all the issues that are effecting their  ability to complete necessary everyday tasks such as to reduce  the risk of falls, anxiety, developing memory strategies, sleep hygiene and fatigue management.

The ECAS and Day Hospital team work closely with the Vale Community Resource service (VCRS) and can referto their services, such as Care and Repair, which will support older people in the community.

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.

Important information

Usual base Llandough Hospital current base due to Covid is St David’s Hospital, Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF11 9XB (temporary base)

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