top of page

Mobility Aids and Home Adaptations on Hospital Discharge

If you have mobility issues and would benefit from home adaptations or mobility equipment, you will need to be assessed by an occupational therapist (OT). Your ward nurse, key worker or a liaison nurse can arrange for an OT to visit you if this hasn’t already happened as part of a needs assessment.

Once an OT has assessed your needs, they’ll arrange for any mobility aids or other equipment needed to be available when you go home.

Remember that home adaptations may take longer to organise, so as long as it’s deemed safe to go home, you might be discharged on the basis that the adaptations will be carried out once you're home.

You might have to pay for these services, depending on your savings or income. A financial assessment will be undertaken by the local authority if you are deemed to be eligible for care following a needs assessment.


Recent Posts

See All

Planning for Old Age

Planning remains one of the biggest challenges for the senior housing market as councils across England remain unprepared to provide suitable accommodation. Research by property consultancy Knight Fra

All Time Low Care Satisfaction

New findings from the British Social Attitudes survey, published by the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund, show that public satisfaction with social care services has dropped to just 13 per cent, the

How England compares to other UK Home nations

England’s system of means-testing for care of those who meet eligibility criteria is by far the least generous of the four UK nations. While Northern Ireland operates the same capital thresholds for c


bottom of page