CAHS – Maximising Independence
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What is Maximising Independence?
Maximising Independence provides therapy based rehabilitation and re-enablement. Patients are supported to regain their independence following illness or injury, supported to manage their Long Term conditions and to optimise their health and wellbeing.
Maximising Independence aims to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, prevent premature admission to residential and nursing care homes, promote independent living and wellbeing in community settings.
Maximising Independence is provided by Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and therapy support workers.
Maximising Independence will work closely with Facilitated and Supported Discharge to accelerate safe discharges from hospital.
Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 18:00
Some examples of the things community therapy can help with:
- People needing physiotherapy / occupational therapy to support them coming home from a hospital stay
- People who fall or have difficulty walking or moving around
- People who need walking aids
- Musculoskeletal problems where patients cannot go to an outpatient clinic to see a physiotherapist
- People with difficulties doing personal and domestic activities of daily living such as washing and dressing or making a meal who would like to be more independent doing these tasks.
- People having difficulty getting on and off public transport
- People with difficulty swallowing
Who can refer to Maximising Independence?
Patients, and with their consent their families, carers, Healthcare Professionals, Social Care Providers and Voluntary Services are able to refer in to services via Access and Coordination.