Client-Centred Cots: Prescription Advice at Kidz to Adultz Wales & West
This post has been written by Jon Nock on behalf of Theraposture. Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, will be available on the Theraposture stand at Kidz to Adultz Wales & West, to offer expert advice regarding care cots for disabled children and young adults.
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol, BS35 3JB
Free professional Theraposture tape measure for all visiting therapists
Organised by the charity Disabled Living, regional Kidz exhibitions provide a rewarding opportunity to see the latest assistive products, services and associated charities. Theraposture is a long-standing supporter of these events and will once again be showcasing its popular and trusted range of adjustable cots and beds. This ethical specialist believes appropriate product provision is only possible through assessment-led services hence works closely with Occupational Therapists to ensure positive outcomes for all. This approach is strengthened by Theraposture’s in-house OT, Shaun Masters, who will be available on stand A3 to discuss individual client cases on a one-to-one basis.
All healthcare professionals, carers and families are invited to meet Shaun so a better understanding of care cots can be achieved. Shaun will highlight the key product features and benefits to consider in relation to specific conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and challenging behaviour. Discussions will be informal and allow visitors to seek solutions to current situations and access topical case studies that illustrate why Theraposture cots are the considered choice. Through his extensive frontline experience, Shaun will offer advice regarding a multitude of care scenarios and how best to maximise safety and comfort for young users. Equally, solving the needs of carers can also be discussed in terms of safe working heights and moving and handling best practice.
Shaun Masters, OT, comments:
“I would encourage all OTs and parents looking for safe adjustable sleeping solutions to meet me at Kidz West. With the support of quality Theraposture cots, such as the popular Mascot Mk2, I will be practically demonstrating the many product features to assess when prescribing a suitable bed. Design will be explored in relation to specific paediatric conditions so occupational performance and sleep hygiene can be optimised. Topics such as functionality, padding and safety legislative will all be discussed along with the major consideration – future proofing. By specifying truly modular designs, the changing needs of a user can be continually met without the need to purchase new cots in the future. This cost effective approach is of significant importance both for public sector and personal budgets.”
Alongside Mascot cots and a Theracare adjustable bed, there will be free educational information available on the Theraposture stand. This will include informative case studies, funding and ownership guidance and details regarding Theraposture’s provision of cots through Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loan Services. All healthcare professionals will receive a free quality tape measure to assist with everyday client assessments and the usual irresistible chocolates will be available to all.
Visit Theraposture on stand A3 on Thursday 4th July.