USAGE OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES IN HOME HEALTH REHAB SERVICES
There are a variety of products that are available in the market which can be used as an adjunct in the rehab process for many patients in the home set up. When a patient is ready to go home after a major surgery or after a stroke or any other specialized medical procedure, some of the following products are used for easy mobility and safety.
1). Hospital Bed with side rails
This is a hospital bed with side rails which can be used at home.
2). Hospital bed with trapeze
3). Raised toilet seat with safety rails
4). Bedside Commode
5). Bath tub seat with tub transfer bench
6). Tub safety rails
10). Quad cane
13). Self- help assistive devices fordressing, grooming, feeding and cooking.
14). Patients with impaired communication or phonation may require augmentative communication devices, cassette tape or electro-larynx.
A team of rehabilitation specialists which includes Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Speech therapists can work with the patient’s family members in selecting the appropriate assistive devices to improve their functional ability and independence in their own home environment.