Sensory loss workers assess for and provide equipment, adaptations and support services for people with hearing and/or visual impairments to enable independence at home.
What we do and who for
A SEQOL rehabilitation officer will work with you to provide your own individual training programme, depending on your level of impairment or loss. The programme may cover one or more of three skill areas: mobility, daily living skills and communication. For example:
- if you have serious sight problems, you may need training in the use of a cane, new equipment to help you make hot drinks safely, adequate lighting in the kitchen so that activities of daily living can be carried out independently, and a talking clock
- if you have serious hearing impairment, a technical and rehabilitation officer will assess your hearing loss and plan with you, how to maintain your quality of life and level of independence.
- you may be contacted by a technical and rehabilitation officer who will assess your individual needs and discuss any equipment provision.
When and where
We can carry out specialist assessments if you have dual sensory loss. This will help you look at maintaining your independence.
Home assessments can be carried out following referral.
Care Line is a local service providing information to older people, adults with physical disabilities and carers.
Rather than spending time and effort tracking down lots of different people - just contact one Freephone number for a friendly and helpful response to your enquiry:
Freephone: 0800 085 6666
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