Market-leading online independent living aids shop, Completecareshop.co.uk, has launched a new Occupational Therapy service.
The new ‘Occupational Therapy Assessment Service’ offers a personalised, one-to-one assessment with one of Complete Care Shop’s fully qualified (registered with the Health and Care Professions Council) Occupational Therapists over WhatsApp, Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
During the assessment, the Occupational Therapist will discuss any challenges the person may be experiencing in getting around and performing daily tasks such as struggling with bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, dexterity, strength and personal care or living with conditions such as arthritis, dementia and incontinence.
The Occupational Therapist will be able to discuss this with the person and their family to understand what is important for them personally to be able to do at home and how this can be achieved, as well as evaluate the environment to assess any minor adaptions to the home or alternative solutions to support independent living. This report can be used to form part of an ongoing private healthcare plan.
Rachel Seabrook, Clinical Services Director at Complete Care Shop said: “Most people understandably want to do everything they can to ensure they can carry on doing the things that are important to them for as long as possible despite getting older or having a disability. For most of us that includes staying in our own homes.
“As we are all now using online services for everyday tasks like shopping, banking and making video calls to loved ones, the time was right for us to offer a virtual assessment with an Occupational Therapist to provide a personalised, proactive and rapid solution to those who may be experiencing difficulties and are unsure of where to turn for help.”