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Complete solution to moving assessments

by Lisa Carr

How many children and adults with impairments are currently struggling with discharge from hospital, or inability to access parts of their home, because of problems getting up and down stairs or steps in their residence?

Occupational Therapists have an easy solution, which may not even require major funding: using the resources of AAT GB.

AAT GB is the only stairclimber company in the UK to be able to offer OTs and adaptations teams a free of charge client assessment,  by whatever means is appropriate for each case- remote, virtual or actual. The facility is available nationwide.

Further helping accelerate the process, provision of a stairclimber is usually classed as a minor adaptation, or even simply provision of equipment. Most local authorities already have at least one in their stores(1), which can be quickly deployed to where needed. Alternatively, new models are available ex stock. Whether re-issue or a new stairclimber, AAT provides comprehensive free training for two carers as part of the process.

“In the current strange times, it is crucial to employ whatever means are appropriate to expediate solutions for people in need,. It offers added benefit if that solution is cost-effective against alternative solutions, and can be provided almost instantly(2), and requires no building work. The range of accessories means it can be easily tailored to each person for optimum safety and comfort,” says Peter Wingrave, AAT Director.

“Our stairclimbers offer a best value, safe solution to getting people home from hospital if the limitation is accessing the different floors of their home. If someone needs a wheelchair to be moved safely up and down steps or stairs, a stairclimber provides the answer(3). It minimises, and can even remove, the transfer from wheelchair to transportation equipment and back again.

The AAT stairclimber suits paediatric and adult users, and can accommodate narrow flights and turns, even spiral staircases! Versions either feature an integrated wheelchair (removing the need for a further transfer at the top or bottom of the flight) or simply clip-fit to the wheelchair. The AAT stairclimber then safely powers up or down the flight with little or no manual effort from the carer. Thus it provides a quick and completely safe(*) means for a carer to move anyone needing a wheelchair up or down stairs.

When not needed, the stairclimber can be folded discreetly away.

For assessment support and demonstration of the AAT stairclimber, email sales@aatgb.com or call 01978 821875.

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