OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT) is a person centred profession that is regulated by the Health Care Professionals Council (HPCP) https://www.hcpc-uk.org/.
OTs work in a diverse range of settings from hospitals, community, voluntary organisations, private companies, prisons, schools, police service to name a few. We work with people of all ages.
OTs support people to overcome the barriers that they face and empower and enable them to do the occupations (activities) that they need and want to do.
My area of expertise is supporting people aged over 50 to live independent lives. The NHS reports that
Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.
Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 and half of people over 80 will have at least one fall a year.
Most falls do not result in serious injury. But there's always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn, and feel as if they have lost their independence.
Below is a list of services that I currently offer.
These services are completed virtually using Google Meet, WhatsApp or Messenger. In future, in person assessments can be completed within Oxfordshire (Covid restrictions allowing).
Please fill out the Contact Us form, email at Nicola@independentfutures.co.uk or tele on 07590219688 to arrange an appointment.
If you would like OT to help you with some aspect of your life, but are not sure what, get in contact.
This assessment will take approx 1/2 hour. During this time I will ask some questions to identify an area that may help.
FREE you will receive:
verbal or email with suggestions
follow up phone/video call.
Equipment Personal Shopping
If you feel you or a loved one need a specific piece of equipment, ie toilet frame, walking aid etc, I can search the open market and offer a range of products
For £50 you will receive:
telephone or video consultation to discuss your needs
report on my suggestions
follow up phone/video call.
Functional Home Safety Assessment
Using a virtual method of contact (Video via Zoom, Google) I will spend some time looking around your home at the areas that you use and identify areas that could be changed to reduce your risk of falls.
For £100 you will receive:
a virtual tour around your house.
suggestions of items that could be moved or changed
suggestions of minor alterations that could be made to your home
suggestions of minor equipment
a written report.
follow up phone/video consultation.
Care Home Support Service
This service is for people who have loved ones in residential care and need a change in their walking aid, or seating.
This assessment is ideally done in person, although due to Covid restrictions can be done via video for minor aids.
For £70 you will receive:
recommendations of equipment
a written report
follow up appointment