Get expert advice on adapting your older relative’s home to meet their needs
myageingparent.com has teamed up with Design for Independence Ltd, a private specialist housing occupational therapy company, to help your elderly relatives adapt their home to maintain their independence
How can a private Housing Occupational Therapy company help your older relatives?
An expert housing occupational therapy company can assess every aspect of your living space and recommend alterations and equipment based not only your needs today, but also on your future needs.
Design for Independence understand how medical conditions progress, and how the physical consequences of these conditions can impact on 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.
Getting advice from an Housing Occupational Therapy company can save you a great deal of money in the long run by ensuring you do not make alterations, or purchase equipment, that will not meet your long-term needs. As a private occupational therapy company, Design for Independence can offer interventions at a very early stage. Early intervention is important in preventing conditions from deteriorating; it also helps people retain their self-esteem and confidence.
Summary of Housing Occupational Therapy Services
- Adapting Your Home: advice on all aspects, including: replacing your bath with a wet room, adapting access to create a ramp or half steps, installing stair lifts, adapting your kitchen, installing hoists and applying for grants. Design for Independence work closely with a number of different architects, builders and project management companies, and can recommend a suitable one for your project should you need one.
- Home Purchasing Advice: advice on the type of property that would meet your needs. Design for Independence can also assess properties you are considering purchasing and produce a detailed report highlighting the adaptation potential and the modifications needed.
- Advice on Furniture, Equipment and Technology: support with purchasing specialist pieces of furniture and small and large aids, for example, riser recliners, height-adjustable beds, shower chairs, wheelchairs, environmental control devices and telecare.
- Manual Handling. Design for Independence is fully qualified to complete risk assessments to identify and minimize all the risks involved in manual handling activities, conducting manual handling training in your own home and with your own equipment to ensure carers are safe.
Get help now by calling 01799 588056 and quoting ‘myageingparent’ or fill in the form for more information
Please note that Design for Independence do not provide rehab sessions or services.
Please note that Design for Independence are unable to provide information regarding local authority provision and eligibility criteria for public funds; please contact your local authority directly for this information.