Quality Occupational Therapy - Reducing Risk, Improving Independence

Case Studies

Demonstrating our skills and knowledge through evidenced based practice.

Reason for referral: Risk assessment for safety in and around the care home.

Mrs T was residing within a residential home specialising in dementia. She was independently mobile in and around the home with no walking aid. Her room was situated on the 2nd floor. Access to this floor was via a stair lift with steps in-between as the stair lift was not available on all floors. Mrs T was able to follow basic instructions however she was not orientated to time and place...More

Reason for Referral: Re-assessment of needs on admission to care home.

Mrs M was admitted to a residential care home. Mrs M had been transferred from a different home as her family wanted her to be closer to them so that they could visit more frequently.

The care staff report that on arrival Mrs M was very anxious and reluctant to mobilise. The previous care home was transferring Mrs M with 2 care staff and a manual handling belt. She required assistance to tran...More

Reason for referral:

Mr G's family contacted me as they had growing concerns about their father who had suffered a stroke 10 years ago and his mobility and memory has since deteriorated. He has been living in his own home alone for a number of years now and he intends on staying as independent as he possibly can.

My aim was to assess Mr G in his own surroundings with regards to his activities of daily living and mobility around the home. Identifying any poten...More

Reason for referral:

New resident admission and requiring more support than suggested by the acute setting.

Mr W also had his own concerns about various aspects of his care such as:

  • Long wait for assistance when the call bell has been alarmed
  • Privacy issues at the patio window when toileting on the commode
  • Inappropriate moving and handling equipment
  • Lack of physiotherapy input
  • Lack of understanding of his Par...More


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