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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation can help people return to good health or independent living. It includes treatments to help restore strength and confidence in managing daily living activities. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work together to help people remain safe and well in their own homes.

 

Rehabilitation is also available within some Wirral nursing homes which provide intermediate care. It gives patients who have been discharged from hospital more time to recover before safely returning to their own homes. It can also prevent hospital admissions.

 

Rehabilitation may include:

 

  • Helping manage mobility and domestic activities
  • Preventing hospital admission and continuing with rehabilitation programmes started in hospital or an intermediate care setting
  • Helping reduce the risk of falls
  • Organising equipment to help maintain independence in personal care and general activities of daily living.

 

We also provide rehabilitation within intermediate care settings at Grove House and Hoylake Cottage Hospital. We also provide rehabilitation and discharge support for frail patients admitted to Rapid Access beds.

  

How do I get an appointment?

 

For home visits and intermediate care assessment and treatment, you must be referred by your GP or healthcare professional.

 

For further information contact:

Tel: 0151 514 2444

 

 

Occupational Therapy

 

What is Occupational Therapy?


Occupational therapy assists people of all ages to achieve health and wellbeing through improving their ability to carry out the activities they need to do or choose to do in their daily lives.

 

What types of treatment are available?

 

Treatments aim to improving independence to ensure safety within the home environment when undertaking activities of personal care and daily domestic activities. They may include:

 

  • Ensuring safe transfers on and off furniture to prevent falls
  • Enabling people to wash, dress and prepare own meals
  • Improving memory, planning and sequencing particularly with neurological conditions
  • Enabling energy conservation.
  • Building self confidence through graded activity
  • Undertaking environmental assessment to ensure a safe home and advising on necessary adaptations or specialised equipment
  • Signposting to local resources and facilities e.g healthy homes, assistive technology, handyman service.

 

For further information contact:

Tel: 0151 514 2444

 

 

Rehabilitation at home

 

Rehabilitation at home

 

We provide rehabilitation to house-bound patients (which can include patients within a care setting). The team comprises Specialist Physiotherapists, Specialist Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Nurses providing holistic core assessments and staged rehabilitation programmes.

 

This is a truly multi-disciplinary team that works closely with other health professionals and agencies to ensure patients are fully supported at home during their rehabilitation. The aim is to optimise independent living and so reduce the need for intensive care packages or hospital admission.

 

This service supports:

 

  • Patients who have fallen or who have lost function or mobility, but are able to improve with the provision of individualised balance and strengthening programmes. Community therapists can assess for and provide equipment to support mobility and reduce risks within activities of daily living
  • Continuing programmes of rehabilitation within the home for patients recently discharged from hospital including neurology, orthopaedics and general surgery
  • Chest clearance physiotherapy for acute chest infections. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to energy conservation and specialised anxiety management techniques for long term chronic chest conditions

 

The team has the additional benefit of:

 

  • Highly specialised Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for patients requiring specialist palliative rehabilitation
  • Highly specialised Physiotherapy for housebound patients with peripheral joint and back pain (including acupuncture)
  • Highly specialist Occupational Therapy to provide formal cognitive or functional assessments and rehabilitation programmes (particularly for complex neurological conditions including ABI, Parkinson’s disease and stroke)
  • Provision of specialist assessment and advice for complex seating needs

 

Referrals

 

  

Referrals

 

All patients requiring the above services must be referred by a GP or other approved healthcare professional using the relevant referral form (NOTE: Only healthcare professionals are able access this form).

 

For further information contact:

Tel: 0151 514 2444

 

Falls Prevention

 

From 1 July 2015 this service will be provided by Wirral Independence Service. This is a partnership between Medequip and Community Voice. Wirral Community NHS Trust no longer provide this service.

 

This change has been introduced by Wirral Council and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group. They are the organisations responsible for deciding on how some health services are delivered to the residents of Wirral.

 

If you are currently receiving support from the falls prevention serivce:

  • Wirral Independence Service will continue to provide you with the falls prevention services you have been receiving from the Wirral Community NHS Trust
  • There will be no change to the services you currently receive

 

All enquiries should be made to Community Voice. Their details can be found at www.communityvoice.org.uk

 

 

Last Updated: Monday, 27 March 2017 10:45

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