Individuals may suffer / encounter a loss of ability to complete everyday activities for example getting in and out of bed or on and off their chair, getting washed and dressed, preparing meals and drinks as a result of a number of reasons:
- Physical impairment,
- Illness or injury,
- Cognitive impairment,
- Loss of confidence / anxiety,
- Environmental reasons.
An Occupational Therapist from LJ Consultancy will visit the person / individual at their own place of residence, they will complete a comprehensive assessment of the individual and their environment to identify current barriers to completing such activities, they will complete a report and will create a treatment plan or make necessary recommendations to overcome these barriers;
Treatment / Recommendations may include:
- Rehabilitation Programme
- Anxiety Management Programme
- Recommendations and support relating to purchasing assistive equipment
- Falls prevention
- Cognitive assessments
Recent government legislation has introduced standards for care provided to people within residential or nursing care homes. LJ Occupational Therapy complete Standard 22 assessments and work alongside care home to meet government standards as well as the needs of their individual clients.
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) currently holds the responsibility for the inspection of Care Homes, the CSCI regulates the services provided by Care Homes using the National Minimum Standards as produced by the Department of Health following the development of the Care Act 2000. The National Minimum Standards are available electronically from the CSCI at www.csci.org.uk.
All Care Homes are required to meet these standards and both announced and unannounced inspections can occur.
LJ Occupational Therapists can provide one off assessments or ongoing support for Care Homes and can support in meeting Standard 22 of the National Minimum Standards.
Our team have extensive knowledge of assessing clients with neurological conditions, poor posture, pressure damage.
We would do an initial assessment then if required a second assessment would be carried out with our own specialist seating representative, whereby we will trial different chairs until we have identified the one which is best suited to the client’s needs.
If you have an operation in a private hospital, it would be unlikely that an OT assessment of your home environment will be arranged. LJ occupational therapy can carry out an assessment for appropriate aids to support with independence. Also, we can carry out rehabilitation programs. NB If an assessment is needed prior to a hospital visit, please feel free to contract us.
we can work with Charities, Local Authorities, Social Services and clear waiting lists.
If you are finding it difficult to maintain your ability to carry out tasks around the house, at work or in your leisure pursuits, sometimes a piece of specialist equipment can support you in becoming more independent. We can assess and recommend the appropriate piece equipment for you. NB there is a vast amount of equipment on the market, an inappropriate choice could be expensive, so we will draw upon our years of experience.
LJ Occupational Therapy provides specialist manual handling training to care agency and care home staff. All training is provided by qualified Occupational Therapists with extensive experience working with the community and within a variety of care homes.
The training course is designed to introduce or to update delegates, providing them with the theoretical knowledge as well as the practical skills to safely and effectively move clients.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) requires all employers to ensure all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. The course provides information on and adheres to The Health and Safety Executive and other major manual handling legislation regulations.
Moving and handling injuries currently account for 40 percent of work related sickness and absence in the social sector. Our course will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to develop safer manual handling techniques contributing to a reduction in work place injury and therefore benefits both employees and employers.
Our expert trainers ensure the course content is interesting and relevant to delegates. Due to our clinical background our trainers can support with individual cases and provide advice relating to manual handling equipment as well as support with sling selection.
Specialist sessions can be provided and tailored to meet specific needs, for example, hoist training.