Enabling Single Handed Care
We are an ageing society – the number of people likely to need social care will increase significantly in the coming years as a result of demographic changes. And with Authorities experiencing cuts to budgets and staff, decisions are being made on the viability of established methods of delivering care.
However, it is not all doom and gloom as technology and equipment for the disabled, at cost effective prices is rapidly advancing. This is providing Authorities with the opportunity to provide the same or improved standards of care utilising a single carer.
As part of a number of processes designed to improve efficiencies, an increasing number of authorities are adopting the ‘Single Handed Care‘ model to those who have been assessed as suitable for such a care package.
A large number of double handed care reviews have indicated that approximately 40% of those reviewed were suitable for a reduction in their care package. In addition, many service users also felt that their privacy was being compromised by having two carers, who may not be the same every day.
Single Handed Care facilitates a significant cost saving to local authorities and provides increased empowerment, independence, flexibility and greater dignity for clients.
Prism Medical UK has vast experience in assisting authorities to deliver single handed care. Our cost-benefit tool is a proven mechanism to show the significant savings available.
How Prism Medical UK can help you enable single handed care
We have a team of experienced assessors who can assist in the assessment and joint assessment of clients to identify the most appropriate moving, handling and bathing equipment.
We offer the largest portfolio of quality moving, handling and bathing products at a competitive prices for organisation enabling single handed care.
We have one of the largest teams of Engineers operating from our Regional Service Centres across the UK. We can normally install products within seven days of receipt of an order.
At every stage before and after the supply of products our Assessors and Business Managers, supported by Customer Service Teams, provide friendly, efficient support.
Practical ‘hands on’ training is provided as part of our product offering. Training can be provided to clients and those who care for them. We also offer free product awareness days at many of our Regional Service Centres across the UK.
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