Sometimes, it’s hard to accept help when we age as our pride gets in the way. Or perhaps it’s denial or downright stubbornness. But mobility aids aren’t a sign of ageing: they are a badge of independence.
Staveley Pharmacy supports the surrounding community by working closely with District nursing and Occupational Therapy teams through a community equipment scheme that is helping to keep our residents safe and independent. Additionally, our service helps with the smooth discharge of patients back home from hospital.
Community equipment includes devices, tools and aids that help you lead a safer and more independent life. There are two types of community equipment: Simple Aids and Complex Aids.
Simple aids to support daily living include things like shower seats, grab rails, commodes and raised toilet seats. But also small objects like adapted cutlery or grabbers.
Complex aids to support daily living include more substantial equipment like stairlifts, hoists and bath lifts. These items are often electrical or hydraulic and require installation and maintenance and can be arranged via District nursing and Occupational therapy teams.
We stock a range of simple aids in our store in Staveley near Kendal.
There are two main ways to access our range of simple aids:
Via written prescription that can be exchanged for ‘simple aids to support daily living’. This is usually following an assessment by a district nurse, or occupational therapist. This may happen at your home or in the hospital.
Via a private purchase. Our range of simple aids are is available to buy too. You can buy them as a gift for someone or for yourself to further improve your lifestyle.
Also, prescriptions can be “upgraded” should you prefer a similar model that is more pleasing. Upgrading will involve paying an amount to top-up the prescription.
We’re always happy to meet with customers who are interested in maintaining their home independence. You can phone us to find out what we have in stock or, instead, just pop-in to see us. We look forward to seeing you!
“Thank you Staveley Pharmacy for the way in which you dealt with my dad’s prescription following our call to NHS111. It was very much appreciated.”
“Didn’t have my prescription in stock due to suppliers being out of stock, so rang round other chemists in the area. When no luck the owner rang GP to get the prescription changed for a similar alternative. Stayed open late whilst waiting for GP to get back in touch. Incredible service and very much appreciated thank you.”
“Prompt and organised team, a huge and valuable range of services, from medication to health checks, and equipment. Staveley Pharmacy is most valued by the District nursing team.”