Guide sets out the issues when choosing disability equipment

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A new guide to help care professionals, family carers and people with disabilities choose appropriate assistive devices has been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Choosing Assistive Devices ­ a guide for users and professionals is written by Helen Pain, Lindsay McLellan and Sally Gore, all of the Southampton Disability Equipment Assessment Centre. The guide sets out the many issues involved in choices about equipment including availability, carers¹ requirements, possible funding and the users¹ physical and intellectual capacity, opinions and lifestyle. A evidence-based approach is used to provide step-by-step guidance for therapists, family or professional carers and users. Drawing on their own experience the authors present the information needed to make appropriate decisions about seating, toileting, handling and bathing devices, with illustrations and a useful list of resources. – Choosing Assistive Devices ­ a guide for users and professionals, ISBN 1 85302 985 8 priced £25, is available from

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