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Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family? OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDER CARE, DEMENTIA, CARE, HOMES, ... , CARE Many of us meet occupational therapists for the first time when we have an older relative preparing to leave hospital. It's not ...

How to safely lift your parent

... How to safely lift your parent mobility, occupational therapist, stand aid, hoist, electric chair One of our lovely readers, ... , asked us the following question: "How can I and my husband safely, and confidently, lift his 89 year old mum ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... look for in mobility aids for your parents mobility, independence, occupational therapist, Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable.co.uk, ... her advice for finding the right mobility aids to suit your parent's needs as well as personal style. As our parents get older, ...

Hospital discharge and getting the right services in place

... right services in place HOSPITAL, NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE, PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ELDERCARE We often see stories in the media about older ... being discharged from hospital without enough care to support them at home. Aleisha White, an independent social worker and founder of The Care ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying a bath and shower ... be difficult. We asked Annette Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some tips on choosing and funding ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... move onto a commode. This equipment is mostly organised through an occupational therapist or district nurse via the local surgery and is supplied on ... NHS, although in some circumstances families will purchase the bed. If the older person requires walking aids or is prone to falls, ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... good idea to ask for your parent to be referred to an occupational therapist who can advise on the types of products to buy to ... you create a functional anti-wander system to suit you and your parent. Who should be alerted if there's a problem? While you may ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... make sure it's right for your parent's needs and health. An occupational therapist can help to advise on the suitability of adaptations. If ... want to make changes around your parent's house you may be able to get help or at least advice from your parent's local authority or ...

Who matters in the care home?

... mean a significant shift in thinking. Rosemary Hurtley, an experienced occupational therapist and Pat Duff, an independent advisor to care homes with ... experience in nursing and gerontology, have developed a framework that they hope to introduce into care homes across the country. The 360 standard ...

How to help your parent live well with Multiple Sclerosis

... capabilities than physiotherapy treatment. Seeking help Getting the advice of an occupational therapist can help your parent to assess the changes they need to ... as they can refer your parent to a local speech and language therapist. Allowing your parent to take more time over their words and ...