If you are finding it difficult to get in and out of the bath, an Occupational Therapist can carry out an assessment with you. They will explore a range of options to best suit your needs and as a last resort, may recommend that your bathroom be adapted and this will involve removing the bath and replacing it with a level access shower.
When we receive a referral for a bathroom adaptation we will contact you to arrange a visit from a Care & Repair Officer to explain the process. Once you are happy to proceed, we will arrange a joint visit to your home with an Occupational Therapist and an Architect. They will discuss and agree the best layout and design of the proposed level access shower and then drawings will be prepared and agreed by the Occupational Therapist, with amendments being made if necessary. You will be consulted over decisions and kept informed of progress by the Care & Repair Officer and the Occupational Therapist.
The Care & Repair Officer will assist with completing application forms for grant-funding to East Lothian Council and other charitable bodies.
Once funding is confirmed, a contractor will be appointed and the Care & Repair Officer will introduce the contractor to you, explain how and when the work will be carried out and you will have the opportunity to choose wall and flooring colours from a range of samples.
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