Andrea Lyons is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience in both public and private sectors. She has worked with a variety of conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Palliative Care, Brain Tunour, Orthopaedic and Dementia,
Andi will provide a holistic assessment in an individual’s home environment focusing on a person’s physical, environmental, psychological, social, and emotional needs in order to find out what difficulties a person may be having as a result of an illness, ageing, or accident. These difficulties may include activities of daily living, such as personal care, domestic tasks, leisure and work commitments.
Andi can offer advice on equipment and adaptations, such as toileting aids, bathing/showering aids, bed/chair raisers, grab rails etc as some people may struggle to get in/out of bed, on/off the toilet, getting in/out of the bath, washing and dressing, using the stairs and accessing the garden safely. This can help a person become more independent and prevent falls which are associated with unnecessary hospital admissions.
Andi can also offer advice on memory strategies following functional assessments, fatigue management, routine planning and energy conservation to help reduce anxiety and promote feelings of control which are all important to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle.
She will also work closely with family and carers so that they feel supported and can manage their caring responsibilities and provide them with information on other resources available.
Andi maintains strong links with colleagues who work for the local authorities, external healthcare teams, charitable organisations and retail/technician services.
Her service provides a high level of professional excellence and integrity and aims to deliver a seamless, timely service so that an individual’s personalised needs are being met without delay.
Andi is avaibale to visit patients in their homes in the Guildford area.
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