Proportionate spending – using adaptations to reduce long term costs
How often do you walk past a stand and think “they’re expensive so won’t be approved”? The term expensive relates to perception about an initial one-off cost, but what about the long-term impact of that spend?
This session looks to challenge the issue of cost, reflecting on the financial impact of equipment and adaptations. We focus specifically on bathing and consider whether the installation of a specialist bath can justifiably be used to save money through care reduction and facilitation of health and well-being.
• Reflect on our pre-conceived ideas about cost, and when it becomes ‘expensive’.
• Review the use of adaptations and equipment to reduce long-term spending
• Consider the impact of supporting long-term health and well-being on the care system