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Fairhand Visiting Physiotherapy

TEAM OF FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL PRIVATE COMMUNITY PHYSIOTHERAPISTS INVOLVED WITH SEEING & TREATING ELDERLY PATIENTS IN THEIR OWN HOME, TO HELP REHABILITATE AFTER DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL . IN TH PREVENTION OF AVOIDABLE ADMISSION TO HOSPITAL AND IN THE PREVENTION OF FALLS.

Updated:
15 June 2017
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care, Domiciliary Care, Health, Medical, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Banstead Dementia Action Alliance, Surrey Dementia Action Alliance, Croydon Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As physiotherapists, we endeavour to listen and to give our patients a voice. To enable them to access mobility treatment and to be part of the decision- making process about themselves. We strive to educate their carers & family members about how best to maximise the individual's quality of life.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Lack of time.

Lack of funds.

No knowledge of the existence of our sevices.

Lack of understanding about the real benefits of domiliary physiotherapy.

 

Member website

www.fairhand.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Promotion of the benefits to the elderly of physiotherapy in the domestic home

    To be more visible in our local community by giving talks about ourselves and in promoting the real benefits to be gained from physiotherapy in the home.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • To engage in the Prevention of Falls in those with dementia

    To promote our official Self Help information booklet. By learning how to avoid falls, raising awareness in the community about the real benefits to longterm health & in promoting being able to stay at home.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • To help promote safer home environments for people living with dementia

    Share our own professional knowledge and what we have learnt out in the community with carers and families.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Helping to prevent avoidable hospital admission in people with dementia

    Sharing our physiotherapy professional knowledge and experience around safer caring in the home and what to be be alert for.  

    Status:
    Being implemented