Stairclimber specialist AAT is offering interim solutions to carers and their clients who are undertaking housing adaptations.
Housing adaptation works can provide risks and difficulties for clients at the best of times, and AAT noted that the process has been elongated by the many social distancing measures people have to follow at the moment.
Now, the national stairclimber provider has implemented a plan to give occupational therapists and equipment store teams the preventative solutions to enable clients to live better and more safely while more permanent adaptations are made.
Its many services include: remote video technical sessions for OTs about its products; remote or in-person assessments; fully certified training of the operator; and the provision of equipment immediately via loan or hire while an order is fulfilled.
“People don’t stop becoming in need of support just because of COVID” says Peter Wingrave, AAT sales director. “If anything, workloads are increasing because of the difficulty in executing in person assessments.
“We all have a duty to prevent exposing clients to unnecessary risk, such as the parent whose child with special needs has grown so they can no longer safely carry them up and down stairs, or the adult whose condition has deteriorated so they can no longer manage stairs on their own but their home is too small to accommodate them moving downstairs.
“There is growing need therefore to consider interim solutions as well as the long-term objective.”