Exeter Community Rehabilitation Service
About our Service
The team works with people with a wide range of conditions who require rehabilitation at home.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we aim to help people recover from, or manage, their health condition in order to improve their quality of life, safety and independence.
The service is available to adults registered with an Exeter GP.
We accept written referrals by post, email or fax – for more information see Contact Us details. Before we see you for the first time, we would require a summary of your medical condition and treatment from your GP. You can be referred by your GP, or by other health or social care staff.
You can refer back to our service directly if your situation condition or needs change.
Our team includes :
Physiotherapists: Assess strength and control of your muscles and then provide information and treatment to help with movement; balance; strength; flexibility and mobility.
Occupational Therapists: Assess and provide information and treatment to help you to manage your daily activities as independently as you would like.
Speech and Language Therapists: Assess and provide information, treatment and advice for people with communication and swallowing difficulties.
Therapy Support Workers: Work with the Therapists to provide you with the support to continue your treatment.
Administration staff: Provide clerical support for the team and are often the person that will take your call.
We work closely with hospitals, GP surgeries, social care, the voluntary sector and private care agencies. We would always ask for your permission (or consent) before sharing information with other organisations.
Your GP will continue to be responsible for your medical care.
More about our Service
What does the Team do?
- We carry out an assessment of a person’s individual needs and agree treatment goals and a plan for us to work together with you
- We advise on strategies and techniques to help achieve daily tasks and encourage self-management and build confidence
- We offer advice on equipment and home adaptations, such as grab rails and walking aids
- We offer advice and support for carers and families.
- Rehabilitation plan – this is to show how we will help you to work towards your goals. This may involve the support workers or other members of our team to help you achieve your goals
- When your goals have been achieved or reviewed, we will discharge you from our service. To achieve some goals, we may need to refer you on to other services to continue working to achieve these goals.
You can be referred back to our service by your GP or another health or social care professional, or you can self-refer back if your situation or needs change
- Sometimes we will provide advice, education and information on your condition (to enable you to understand your condition or difficulties). With your consent, we may need to seek further assistance from other services
- Occasionally we may provide equipment to help you manage your condition or advice as to where you may purchase this.
You may be asked to attend the Falls Clinic based at Exeter Community Hospital. The appointment lasts for approximately an hour and is usually led by a physiotherapist with an occupational therapist in attendance if required. You will be asked about any falls you have had or balance issues you are struggling with and will then be assessed and given advice, specific exercises and referred to the Balance Group or other services as appropriate.
Following assessment by a member of our team, if it is felt appropriate, we can offer a balance exercise group in addition to a home exercise program. We offer a 6 week or 12 week evidence based class at Exeter Community Hospital dependent on level of ability. These help to improve problems with balance, general strength, flexibility and confidence.
Exeter Community Hospital (Whipton),
Tel: 01392 – 208342
There are Disabled parking bays and limited patient parking bays near the Budlake building.
Local Buses are J, K and T.
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