Home adaptations and equipment

Home & Work adaptations

What we do?

We assist you with minor & major adaptions to your home and provide tailored solutions specific to your needs.

We assess your home and make recommendations regarding alterations and equipment based on your present and possible future needs. 

As occupational therapists, we know how medical conditions progress and how the physical consequences of these conditions can impact on your daily living. For example, a shower cubical might be a good solution for you today, but would not be suitable when you need a carer to assist you with washing in a year’s time.

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Minor and major adaptations: 

Bathrooms

Examples of minor adaptations:

  • Adapting a bathroom to keep the bath.
  • Providing special baths.
  • Step-in-showers, level access showers and over-bath showers
  • Adding an additional special toilet facility
  • Adjusting the height of the toilet

Examples of major adaptations:

  • Replacing a bath with a wet room

Stairs & surfaces

Examples of major adaptations:

  • Installing stair lifts, set lifts or domestic lifts
  • Creating ramps or half-steps

Examples of minor adaptations:

  • Having areas for wheelchairsProviding non-slip/tactile surfaces

Enablement access

Examples of minor adaptations:

  • Providing storage space for wheelchair ramps.
  • Handrail at front or rear entrance of dwelling.
  • Widening of doors for wheelchair access
  • Provision of intercom & door unlock systems
  • Installing ceiling track hoist & advising on suitable slings

Kitchens

Examples of major adaptations:

  • Re-designing kitchens for wheelchair users and people with visual, cognitive or emotional impairments, alzheimers or dementia.

Furniture

Beds

  • Profiling, height adjustable beds & sleep systems
  • Assessing and recommending pressure relief mattresses

Seating

  • Addressing posture and recommending seating
  • Assessing and recommending pressure relief cushions and chairs
  • Recommending made-to-measure seats which provide suitable support whilst sitting and assisting with chair transfers

Showers

  • Shower chairs, commodes & Trolleys

Baths

  • Bath lifts and bath cushions.
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Technology: at home and work

Door

Control Devices

Environmental control devices, including automatic openers for door, curtains and windows.

Sensor

Telecare

Connecting wireless sensors to your carer or family via a smartphone or tablet. (such as camera, fall sensor, fire alarm, central heating etc.)

Control devices

Sensory

Sensory equipment

New homes

  • Sourcing properties suitable for your needs.
  • Assessing properties you are moving to & providing a detailed report of recommendations.
  • Applying for local authority grants such as the disabled facilities grant.

Ergonomic Assessments - at work 

This assesses your interactions between you and the equipment you use.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments, which are a legal requirement, can help to combat musculoskeletal disorders, reduced concentration levels and other ill-health effects that are symptomatic of time spent at poorly-designed workstations

Occupational Therapy Equipment

Increase benefit for the service user, carers, families and commissioners.

Innovative and affordable products to benefit Service users:

  • Increasing independence with transfers.
  • Increasing autonomy.
  • Increasing dignity and confort.
  • Can contribute to pressure relief reduction and improve management of existing pressure sores.
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Innovative and affordable products to benefit family members and carers:

  • Decrease strain on carers and family when carrying out manual handling tasks and transfers.
  • Decrease the need for additional carer support.
  • Decrease package of care.
  • Decrease back problems.
  • Improve working conditions.

Innovative and affordable products to benefit Commissioners:

  • Eliminate or reduce the need for careers in some instance, by either promoting independence or enabling family to assist more easily.
  • Decrease need for additional equipment.
  • Decrease reduce time and task to user and careers.
  • Prevention the riesgos laborales, reducir accidentes usuarios y personal sanitario.
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What should I do next?

If you think you, a family member or carer could benefit from manual handing risk assessment or training, please contact us on:

United Kingdom: +44 (0) 7950 460 708

Spain: +34 626 146 611

info@healthyandindependent.net

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