Care services are under enormous pressure. An increasing number of people need social care and help with day-to-day living. Something has to change. Fast.
Investing wisely can reduce care intervention.
Responsible and effective use of government funds for care services are essential. To do this, we must balance the investment in the equipment we choose with the benefits offered. When you choose the correct care aids, it’s possible to reduce the amount of care intervention required. This means that while the initial investment may be larger, there can be long-term savings offered by reduced care intervention, such as less need for support with washing, toileting or cooking, that outweighs the cost of the initial purchase. Investing in the right equipment can save money.
Less strain on care packages
Many people who need support with day-to-day living are dependent on shower chairs and carer intervention to help them shower. However, with the right equipment, they could complete certain tasks independently.
By providing a shower chair that removes the need for carer intervention for one hour each day, 365 hours of carer intervention could be saved each year. This represents a cost saving of £6,643 annually for a single user.
The saving on care would pay for the cost of the shower chair in just 7 months
How the IndiGo shower chair reduces the need for care
How does this look for the user? Here are some of the ways in which the IndiGo shower chair can reduce the burden on care packages:
With powered assisted drive, the IndiGo chair can transport users from room to room/bathroom independently, without carer intervention..
With powered assisted drive, the IndiGo chair can aid independence by moving the user around the bathroom independently, removing the need for care support.
With IndiGo's powered functions, including tilt in space and heigh adjustment, and the inbuilt pelvic belt/chest strap, independent, intervention-free showering has never been easier.
Care cost per hour (based on an average care package)
Saving of one hour per day a year/365 days
IndiGo powered shower chair cost
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How much could your client’s care package change?
The calculations above are just representative of the savings that could be achieved by investing in the right equipment for your clients. The reality is that they could be significantly more. To obtain a more accurate figure based on your client’s needs, check out www.homecare.co.uk or other, similar online calculators.
The IndiGo shower chair is already changing the lives of countless users and reducing their burden on care packages. Our IndiGo case study demonstrates just how this remarkable shower chair has improve the day-to-day life of one user, while also reducing his care package down to zero.
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