Bariatric/Plus Size Rehabilitation Services ASSISTING RESIDENTS & STAFF
A bariatric (larger) person can be anyone regardless of age, who has limitations in health and social care due to their weight, physical size, shape, width, health or mobility. They commonly have problems with their mobility and movement, skin, respiratory difficulties, oedema, or fluid retention, and/or mental health issues.
Caring for plus size individuals draws upon specialist knowledge and expertise from across a range of disciplines including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, moving and handling, dietetics, and mental health professionals.
At Therapies on Thames, we understand this, and our team of experienced and highly qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists have helped many care home residents and staff in Berkshire and Hampshire with specialist bariatric care and rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy service in care homes is widely considered to play an essential part in keeping care home residents healthy in body and mind.
Our bariatric/plus size care home partners
We offer bariatric/plus size care and rehabilitation, as well as specialist services such as:
- Specialist bariatric moving and handling
- Post operative rehabilitation
- Post discharge rehabilitation from acute hospital stay
- Posture & seating assessment and intervention (Wheelchair and Riser recliner Chair)
- Contracture prevention and management for stroke/neurological client, including hand splinting
- Falls prevention service (Telecare)
- Care of long term conditions i.e MS, MND, Parkinson’s Disease
- Palliative / End of life care
- Therapeutic and Manual handling support for staff
What we offer in bariatric care and rehabilitation
With years of experience in bariatric and complex needs assessment and care planning, we offer a bespoke service to meet the needs of your service and your service users. We offer group training, as well as individual assessment and recommendations, to help meet the needs of individual service users.
Specialist bariatric training
Protect and empower your staff. Training with a solution focused and problem-solving approach to equip and empower your staff to effectively support plus size individuals, whilst protecting themselves. By completing this training, your healthcare team can provide more effective care to your patients, and help them achieve improved health outcomes.
Specialist bariatric care planning
With an increasing number of plus size individuals coming in to contact with health and social care services, we offer you expert support and assessment to help meet the needs of these individuals. Common complications include skin rashes, ulcers between skin folds, as well as infections, breathing difficulties, sleep apnoea, oedema, fluid retention, and fluid leakage.
Our specialist nursing and therapy assessments help identify care plans to meet the individual’s needs, support independence and autonomy and maintain the safety of the individual and your staff, including identifying appropriate equipment, and moving and handling plans.
Specialist bariatric rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of plus size individuals requires a multi discipline approach, this will often require specialist equipment, drawing upon psychological approaches including motivational interviewing and solution focused practice.
If you are a care home owner/manager in Berkshire or Hampshire, and are interested in how Therapies on Thames can assist your residents and staff, call us today on 0333 011 3278 for a consultation.
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We’re here to help restore your strength and get you standing on your own again.
All of our therapists are experienced, DBS checked professionals, who love nothing more than enabling people to live life the way they want to – independently at home!
TESTIMONIALS FROM CARE HOME MANAGERS AND STAFF
Therapies on Thames work with us at Bridge House Nursing Home in Twyford. They provide our rehabilitation and maintenance therapy to our short and long stay residents. We have seen some fantastic results; residents who were immobile on arrival after several weeks of holistic therapy they walk out of our home back into their own homes. For our permanent residents, the therapy has helped to maintain their independence and mobility for longer, in turn improving their quality of life.
Phil and Laura Sherwood
Therapies on Thames team is incredible. As a Care Home Manager I have witnessed how dedicated they are to their clients, and how effective their rehabilitation truly is. They are extremely knowledgeable, involving both the individual receiving therapy, their families, and other health care professionals. They can help re-able and motivate a wide variety of different clients, and achieve fantastic outcomes for them. It’s a pleasure working with you and your team.
The team is a great support in the care homes. They’ve done tremendous work supporting the Residents discharged from hospitals for rehab care and long term care Residents, always keeping spirits up and going the extra mile in assisting them with all their needs during the sessions.
Ioane (care home nurse)
SUCCESS STORIES OF OUR PATIENTS
When my 88-year old grandfather fell and broke his hop. he was given the life-changing news that he'd never walk again. With so much on the line, we reached out to Therapies on Thames for a second opinion and we're so glad that we did. Not only did the wonderful Maeve get him walking again with a frame, but she did so with such exceptional passion and kindness that it transformed him.
After a long stay in ICU and a further 3 weeks on a ward in hospital recovering from a major operation, my 84 year old father had a failed hospital discharge. After a gruelling night trying to help my father climb the stairs to bed (resulted in him crawling for an hour), we honestly thought that my dad would not survive the night, very breathless and extremely weak, he was bedbound, confined to the bed
Therapies on Thames were extremely professional and caring in every aspect of their service. Simon treated my mother with great compassion and professionalism. Their service made a real difference and I, her son, am extremely grateful for what he did.
My first time dealing with these guys and such a pleasure to come across such professionalism from the staff. Everything was done with the end user in mind and his obvious knowledge with regard to the customers needs was clearly evident. Well done!
The team is a great support in the care homes. They've done tremendous work supporting the residents discharges from hospitals for rehab care and long term care residents, always keeping spirits up and going the extra mile in assisting them with all their needs during the sessions.
The entire team at Therapies on Thames are excellent. The therapy provided by them to my father earlier this year has been the reason why he is back on his feet. Not only do they provide a meticulous service but they have enabled him to regain confidence in himself throughout his rehabilitation journey. Thank you ToT.
Therapies on Thames provides a highly professional and effective physiotherapy service for the elderly community. The support that they offer is vital to their clients to ensure their continued mobility and independence. Wade Day Centre regards Raj and his team as a huge asset to our offering to the elderly residents of Wokingham and surrounding areas.
Therapies on Thames have provided first class rehabilitation support for our mother since she moved into a nursing home two months ago. Having been too anxious to get out of bed, she is now out and about in a wheelchair enjoying a better quality of life. The team of empathetic and experienced therapist worked wonders in rebuilding her confidence and regaining her physical strength - thank you!
Therapies on Thames provides exceptional care for our mother and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They not only bring huge experience and knowledge, but outstanding emotional intelligence and care of the individual patient. They are certainly in the business of going the extra mile and making a difference.
Professional and caring therapists with a clear passion for helping folk regain their mobility, and many times with truly astonishing results. Therapies on Thames physiotherapy services is second to none for rehab care, delivered by a wonderful team all demonstrating both care and compassion.
Currently helping my mum recover from a recent fall and being in hospital, everyone at Therapies on Thames has been very helpful, respectful, polite and a great support.
Raj at Therapies on Thames offer a super service to people wishing to regain and retain their independence at home. Years of experience and a passion for helping people's quality of life at home really shine through.
Great team!!! Very supportive people always doing their best to improve lives!!! Always putting people's needs first!!! Keep going!!!
Friendly and reliable with great communication and results.
Therapies on Thames have provided first class rehabilitation support for my elderly uncle (95) since he moved into Woodbury House Nursing Home ten months ago, having been told by the hospital he would never walk again. He was too anxious to even stand, and is now walking with a frame and support from the carers, giving him a better quality of life. The team are excellent and have worked a miracle.
My Grandfather has been in bed for roughly 3 months due to illness and the doctor recommended Therapies on Thames. Within a week we were already seeing improvement in the way my grandfather was moving. We have been having 3 visits a week for roughly 5 weeks and we have gone from being unable to sit up on the side of the bed to walking the length of the hallway and living room.
Really friendly and professional therapists. Excellent service helping the elderly get back on their feet again and regain their confidence.
Friendly, professional and great results - I was recommended by a colleague to contact them following a sports injury. Very pleased with my recovery and back on track with my running - a big thank you. I would recommend to others.
Absolutely amazing help at a very stressful time, can't thank you enough for all your help, guidance, recommendations and support to me, my brother and mum. Couldn't have got through all these arrangements on our own. Truly exceptional company and values.
My 100 year old Mother-in-law has received excellent therapy treatment from the Bridge House staff which has really resulted in a significant improvement in her physical and mental health. Raj, in particular, has been very patient and supportive.
Phil and Laura Sherwood
Therapies on Thames work with us at Bridge House Nursing Home in Twyford. They provide our rehabilitation and maintenance therapy to our short and long stay residents. We have seen some fantastic results; residents who were immobile on arrival after several weeks of holistic therapy they walk out of our home back into their own homes.
Charlotte Van Rooyen
Just want to say a huge thank you to Raj and all the team at Therapies on Thames who stepped in to help my mum after a full during lockdown. When she was having tremendous difficulties in seeing her GP or getting any face to face support through the NHS, Therapies on Thames were so helpful and communicative. From daily emails and updates, to the actual treatment itself they have been wonderful.
All of our therapists are fully qualified, experience professionals, DBS checked, registered members of Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and registered with relevant professional bodies.