East Lindsey Primary Care Network (ELPCN) Occupational Therapy Service is a non-urgent service supporting adults at risk of - or experiencing - falls and frailty.

Falls (including near misses) and frailty significantly impact a person’s well-being. This can affect their ability to complete activities of daily living.

Our Occupational Therapists provide proactive assessment and early intervention with the aim of promoting positive and healthy ageing. Patients will receive specialist comprehensive Occupational Therapy input face to face in surgeries, at home and in care homes.

Assessments include:

  • Activities of daily living – for example personal care, domestic activities, leisure pursuits
  • Falls – Including risk assessment within the home environment
  • Strength and Balance
  • Frailty – Including assessment to reduce the risk of frailty
  • Walking – including the ability to stand from furniture such as the bed, chair and toilet
  • Memory and concentration

Interventions may include:

  • Proactive health promotion, including strategies to live well and avoid the onset of frailty
  • Falls and environmental modification advice
  • Strength and balance exercises
  • Strategies to self-manage health conditions and associated symptoms
  • Equipment and mobility aid provision
  • Onward referral to other appropriate services as needed

Patients can request an Occupational Therapy assessment by contacting their GP surgery.