My husband has Osteoporosis, i think he will need a wet room — Scope | Disability forum
Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

My husband has Osteoporosis, i think he will need a wet room

mykezza
mykezza Member Posts: 2 Listener
My husband has osteoporosis  and can't make it upstairs or in the downstairs shower I think he may need a wet room 

Comments

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mykezza welcome to the community and your husband too!

    Has your husband been seen by a Occupational Therapist to determine what he needs?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Jean_OT
    Jean_OT Member Posts: 513 Pioneering
    Hi @mykezza

    Sorry it has taken a while to get back to you, I have been away from the office.

    Unless you intend to fund your home adaptations yourself the first step is going to be contacting the Community Occupational Therapy Team, which is part of your local authority. They will assess your husbands needs and decide on how they think they can be met by the most reasonable and cost effective method. Depending on your circumstances it is possible that the adaptations may be funded via a Disabled Facilities Grant: https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/disabled-facilities-grant

    Some people who have access to the financial means decide to self fund adaptations to their home. This is often quicker and gives them more control over what happens. However, even if you are self funding if would be advisable to seek the advice of an OT about what is needed. If you don't want to wait on the Community OT it is possible to commission the services of an OT in private practice:  https://rcotss-ip.org.uk/find

    Please do post again if you have any other specific questions

    Best Wishes
    Jean

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.