Our Services Support Services Specialist Occupational Therapy Personal Care and Dressing
Personal Care and Dressing
Following an acute illness,
stroke or fall or because of
frailty caused by age,
managing to bend to get
dressed or reach over our
heads to put on jumpers can
become very painful and
Personal hygiene can also
We understand that this can
become very upsetting.
For some people, this may be
a temporary period but for
others, it becomes an
ongoing problem requiring
long term management.
Don’t Worry we can help.
You may be recovering from
an illness, surgery or had a
recent medical emergency.
Our staff are kind and caring
and fully trained to help you
with our Occupational
Helping to Restore Independence and Dignity
Our experienced Occupational Therapists are very skilled at helping
people for whom everyday tasks such as washing, dressing and toileting
have become difficult.
We want to help you to stay as independent as possible for as long as
We will work with you to identify the difficulties you are having, agree a
program of steps which will build strength and flexibility so you can
achieve your goals helping you to maintain your dignity.
We will break down currently difficult tasks into manageable steps and
integrate them into your daily routine.
How we can help
Our Occupational Therapy assessment will identify exactly the personal
care problems facing you, provide best possible practical advice, and
instruction in new techniques of personal care appropriate to your
circumstances and ability level.
We will assess all aspects that are difficult for you and design a care plan
to help you to improve your personal care capabilities.
Assessment areas include:
Daily routines and activities
Physical stamina and health
Your home environment, identifying trip hazards and likely points
Mobility in and out of doors
Your goals for the future
Where appropriate we will provide:
An illustrated exercise program to help increase strength, balance
Guidance and practical demonstrations to help you to manage
getting off the toilet to putting on socks.
Recommendations regarding Daily Equipment.
Recommendations for home adaptations including minor
adaptations to provide safer solutions when completing personal
Advice about arranging your home which may make managing
personal care easier.
Advice to family and carers
Our aim is to help you remain independent in your own home,
managing your personal care safely and confidently by providing flexible
and practical solutions to maintain and improve your ability around your