All therapies at ILS are offered as a charitable contribution by QEF and are available to support residents general needs. Residents are assessed for their therapy needs which then become part of their support plan and staff build time into each residents weekly activities to reflect these needs.
Our physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist and their assistant, provide a valuable service to our residents, along with professional support and training to the staff team.
Our physiotherapist assess residents therapy needs and works with residents to promote their mobility, supporting them with physical exercises and wheelchair adjustments.
The physiotherapist establishes an ongoing programme to achieve the resident’s short and long-term goals, which is reviewed every six months.
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)
The SLT therapist assesses every resident’s eating, drinking and swallowing skills and any difficulties managing food, drink and medication. Each resident has a Mealtime Information Placemat that carries essential information to help manage any risks. Those with specific difficulties will also have more detailed documentation to let staff and families know how to manage eating, drinking and swallowing.
The therapist also focuses on each resident’s communication, and runs individual or small group therapies to improve the strength, effectiveness and co-ordination of the mouth where speaking is challenging.
Our occupational therapist helps residents with their mobility aids and assessments for equipment such as slings and shower chairs
Staff's care responsibilities include:
- Negotiating a care/support plan with each individual, which fosters skills in self-care and independent living
- Developing social skills and leisure opportunities
- Support to engage with specialist medical services, e.g. GP, dentist, dietician, speech and language therapy, consultants, continence advisors, Well-Man and Well-Woman clinics, in order to promote optimum health