A common reason for referrals from care homes, our seating assessments can help you ensure comfy day seating for the entire home community, or provide a detailed review of an individual resident's postural needs including night-time positioning and static or dynamic chairs. Following our assessment we would provide a detailed report of our recommendations, or organise their implementation at your request.
Moving & handling
A moving & handling assessment involves our OT examining the needs of both residents and carers, looking at current procedures and use of equipment and providing guidance on techniques and best practice. With a clear picure of current and future moving & handling needs and the possible risks they present, our report offers detailed recommendations, a risk assessment and a moving & handling plan. Recommendations may include the trial of new equipment equipment or the provision of additional training.
Care homes often approach us for advice on maintaining an accessible environment for the current and future needs of their community. An environmental assessment can be undertaken for a single room or individual resident, or comprise a full audit of the property to help you meet legislative requirements as well as other best practice guidance on accessibilty for residents.
An equipment review may be requested for a specific resident with identified needs or for the entire home community, to ensure that purchases are fit for purpose, and appropriate for both immediate and longer-term needs.
Our training packages for care homes are varied and always tailored to the needs of each home community. We can offer one-off sessions in moving & handling or seating training for carers, for example - or arrange and deliver a care home's entire annual training schedule.