We are doing our occupational therapy practical trainee at the Physical Rehabilitation Centre which is called LiveLife. It is the first private specialised Physical Rehabilitation Centre on the Maltese Islands situated in Sliema. At the moment we are working mostly with the adults and elderly who have been transferred to the LiveLife from the main hospital Mater Dei. Typically the clients have had joint replacement surgery, traumatic brain injury or some other physical injury. They will be staying at LiveLife few days or weeks before they will be going home.
There are many professionals working in LiveLife as Multi Disciplinary Team: doctors, nurses, carers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologist, exercise physiologists and psychologists. Also many students from different countries are doing their practical trainee in LiveLife. We are working with two occupational therapists and one occupational therapy assistant. OT’s are Maltese and OT assistant is Italian. All together the atmosphere in LiveLife is very international, vivid and lively, and we enjoy it a lot.
Some of the clients speaks only Maltese but most of them speaks perfect English. It makes things easy for us, to communicate and do therapy-sessions with them. Above all the clients are mainly very pleased about the treatment and rehabilitation they are having in LiveLife. It is a really rewarding to work with them.
The facilities in LiveLife are good. All the clients have their own rooms or they share it with one another client. The rooms are all furnished and they are light, spacious and include big bathroom. The hallways and lifts are big and wide, so it’s easy to move around with wheelchair or frame walker. On the ground floor there is a garden area which is a nice place to go with clients when the weather is good. For the therapy-sessions there are gym and assisted kitchen which can be used. We are doing most of our sessions in the client’s room. For cookery sessions we use the assisted kitchen and dining room. Sometimes we borrow some equipment from the gym which is mostly used by the physiotherapists.
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