The challenge of specifying solutions to facilitate hospital discharge or enable minor or major adaptations works is being addressed via a pioneering approach by AAT.
The company, which specialises in safe transfer and support systems for people with reduced mobility, has become- it believes- the first healthcare equipment provider to offer virtual team meetings.
“Everyone is shouting about the provision of remote assessments, but how can the community care and adaptations teams make a valid assessment, and make a home appropriate, if they don’t know all the solutions available?” asks AAT Director Peter Wingrave.
AAT’s entire product range- stairclimbers, posture systems and support solutions- enables people with reduced mobility to be appropriate and safely discharged from hospital, and/or to be empowered to access all areas of their home without the need for major adaptative building work, and all its associated disruption and cost.
AAT’s national team can offer tailored briefing sessions/ team meetings for Occupational Therapists, trusted assessors and adaptations teams.
Sessions can cover how to enable a wheelchair user to transfer between levels safely and with dignity, how to healthily and safely support clients with reduced mobility to sit, bathe and/or sleep, how to empower carers to raise a fallen person safely and with dignity, and how to help people stand without the need for a riser/recliner.
Sessions can be undertaken via whichever channel is preferred- Skype, Teams or zoom.
“Our aim is to help the adaptations teams and professionals to make informed choices, that deliver what is necessary and appropriate, what is reasonable and practical,” adds Peter Wingrave. “Budgets are tight, despite additional Government funding, and time is even more limited than ever, so it is important to be aware of alternatives that enable a rapid, best value solution. Don’t forget, most local authorities already have at least one of our stairclimbers in stores, which further expediates a solution, if only all involved are aware!”
Contact AAT via phone (01978 821875) or email(firstname.lastname@example.org) to organise your team meeting.