If you feel you need equipment and/or adaptations in your home to help you please contact the Occupational Therapy team
Types of equipment could include help with
- getting on/off the toilet;
- getting in/out of bed;
- getting in/out of the bath;
- getting in/out of the chair.
Types of adaptations could include:
- Support with getting up/down stairs;
- Support with personal washing.
An Occupational Therapist will visit you and carry out an assessment of your needs. They can advise and make recommendations about what equipment/adaptations would be most useful to you. The type of equipment/adaptation offered to you will depend on your individual needs. Not all equipment/adaptations are suitable for all people.
Occupational Therapy staff may talk to you about mobility, personal care, household tasks, recreational or social activities, employment, education or training - all aspects of life which are important to you.
What happens at the visit?
At the visit, the worker will discuss a range of options with you. These may include:
- Advice on ways of managing everyday tasks to increase your independence, confidence and skills;
- Advice for any practical or emotional difficulties you or your carer may be experiencing
- Information on resources available within the area;
- Practical solutions to difficulties you are having through the provision of specialised equipment and adaptations to your home.
How quickly will you be visited?
We have a priority system to make sure the service is provided as soon as it can be for the people who need it most. However, there may be a delay in being visited. This is because demands on the service have been increasing.
Examples of people in greatest need include:
- Terminally ill people;
- People living alone and at risk;
- People being discharged from hospital who urgently require assessment.