AAT, provider of powered stairclimbers and other nobility technology, has revealed it plans to remain open throughout England’s second national lockdown.
The company, which also offers vacuum posture cushions and powered lifting systems, describes itself as Britain’s only truly national stairclimber provider.
Now, AAT has pledged that its nationwide team will have every tool necessary to support healthcare professionals throughout the lockdown, ensuring hospital discharge is safely expedited.
It also confirmed that anyone who needs its products in order to sit, sleep, bathe, or otherwise go about their lives, will still be able to make orders and receive them in reasonable time.
AAT’s team can work alongside OTs and homecare teams to assess, advise and specify the most appropriate options for each individual.
The company will also train carers where necessary to ensure the one they care for is supported and safe.
AAT’s services can be accessed onsite where safe to so do, or remotely via telephone and video calls, or live chat through its website.
AAT director, Peter Wingrave, commented: “A report by Healthwatch England found that one in five people discharged from hospital during the first lockdown had unmet needs at home.
“Part of that is due to the perception that changes to a home environment have to be an ‘adaptation’.
“Occupational therapists and all involved in safe transfer to and around home need all the support they can get to manage people’s needs quickly.
“It amazes me that, at the clerical/administrative level, a real, effective, proven and re-useable solution can be deemed worthless because it is not screwed to a wall or built of brick.”
He added: “The limitations to effective solution providing do not lie at the professional levels of OTs, carers.
“The entire AAT team stands ready anywhere in the UK to meet the needs of, and support, OTs and carers through these difficult and demanding circumstances.”