Occupational Therapy Service E valuation of the Effectiveness of Homelift Provision W ithin NHSCT. Introduction. Homelifts are provided in domestic settings Delegated responsibility of Occupational Therapy service PFA target – 16 weeks Types of homelift :
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Types of homelift:
Stairlift – straight/curved (£1700 -£2000)
Through floor lift (£7,000 – £10,000)
Perching lift (£2,000)
Step lift (£5,000-£7,000)
Volume of lift installations
Total expenditure 2012/13 - £1,109,500 (private and social sector housing)
Need to ensure effectiveness of homelift provision in terms of meeting the service users needs and to establish if their needs had changed since provision.
“It has been life changing. Has taken pressure off wife”
“Wife had to assist by lifting affected leg onto stairs and hold until other leg brought in line”
“I know now I have freedom in my own home. Before the stairlift I filled a carrier bag in the morning with things I may have needed during the day as I was scared to attempt the stairs”
“not as tired and feel I can do more during the day”
“Housework and cleaning – I don’t have to rely on family”
“can go upstairs to use the toilet as previously had a commode in the lounge. Also had to sleep in an armchair as I couldn’t get up to bed”