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Improving Mobility post-Hospital Visit Positive living and learning for people with epilepsy and other complex needs

Improving Mobility post-Hospital Visit

Following a brain haemorrhage, one of our Adult residents lost significant mobility. After they were discharged from hospital, the Therapy Team put together a programme of on-site therapy support.

Our Occupational Therapist (OT) provided a high-low (adjustable height) bed, supported them to use their riser recliner chair, and provided them with a solid-backed chair and a handling belt. Our OT also fully assessed them and their needs around getting in and out of vehicles so that they could still attend off-site activities.

They attended physiotherapy treatment sessions in the on-site therapy room three times a week for 10 weeks, with therapy provided by our physiotherapist and therapy assistants. These sessions focused on balance, strength and improving mobility.

Care plans were created by the OT and physiotherapist for our care staff to follow, and regularly updated as support needs changed.

They are now able to walk without help or using a walking frame when outside. They have re-gained their independence, can go off-site, and able to wash and dress themselves as they had before going to hospital. They are happy that they feel independent again and are able to live their life in the way they wish.

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