Reablement

The Lodge at Oakhill, Bristol: Reablement, Rehabilitation and Respite

Our reablement service centres around an occupational therapy programme with significant physiotherapy input designed to help you reacquaint yourself with daily activities: from making a cup of tea or a meal to cleaning, gardening or taking part in hobbies.

Downloads: Reablement & Rehabilitation brochure, Respite brochure

On-site occupational therapist

We have an on-site occupational therapist for five days a week. When you arrive, you’ll meet your occupational therapist as well as your physiotherapist, and agree a suitable time for your initial assessments.

See Rehabilitation – your arrival, welcome and care assessment for more information.

Adaptive devices and equipment

During your time at The Lodge at Oakhill, we will assess your progress regularly in real home conditions. We’ll ensure that step-by-step, you regain your strength and mobility. When you’re ready to return home, we’ll advise on support you may need, from adaptive devices or training for your loved ones/carers, to a care package. We’ll work with your family, friends, and caregivers to make sure you have all the support you need to live the life you love.

Activities of daily living

We may be like a luxury hotel, but we know how important it is for your recovery to create a home-from-home where you’ll get used to domestic tasks – as well as enjoyable activities! That’s why our occupational therapists will support you to use our domestic kitchen and laundry, bathrooms, bedrooms, and gym. S/he will help you with the basic activities of daily living such as eating, doing the laundry, cooking meals, shopping, washing and dressing, and will regularly assess and report your progress.

You’ll have access to a range of in-house adaptive devices and equipment to support you, such as dressing aids, long-handled devices, specialised cutlery, bed levers, toilet raisers and frames, a kitchen trolley, and walking and mobility aids. If you’d like to continue using these when you return home, we have a range of devices available for you to buy.

You’ll also be able to enjoy a range of leisure activities including group cooking classes, group arts and crafts, gardening, and group games.