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Bathroom for Osteoarthritic Adult: Assessment

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Case Type Assessment
Accomodation Setting Private-owned/purchasing
HACC Letters of Name ronel
Date of Intervention 13/03/1994
Total time Involved in provision of Intervention 5 hours
Current Problems Independence, Safety
Expected Outcomes Independence, Safety


Person 1

Care Recipient
Informal Care Relationship
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Carer co-Habitation
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Receipt of Formal Services
Home help, meals on wheels and day centre-based meals
Living Arrangements
Lives alone
Government Pension/Benefit
Aged Pension
Primary Medical Diagnosis
Medical Prognosis
Limb Segment Length
In Proportion
Limb contractures
Spinal Curvature



Recent revision of right total hip replacement, history of hypertension for previous 20yrs, Left & Right total hip replacement just under ten years previous, Divorced but son & daugheter live nearby & are supportive

Impairment Details

Reach/Dexterity (incomplete use of arms/fingers and/or difficulty gripping) Moderate Problem

Functional Limitations

Diagram of the client's functional limitations
  • Difficulty reaching with arms

Activity Details

Activities Impaired Bathing (or showering), Food Preparation, Housekeeping, Laundry, Shopping, Transportation
Equipment Provided/Avaliable Raised toilet seat, high arm chair, hand held shower
Activities Enabled Bladder, Bowel, Dressing, Feeding, Finances, Grooming, Medication, Telephone

Mobilising on crutches, can transfer in/out of chair & bed independantly using chair arms. Can sit to stand on toilet using raised toilet seat. Currently standing to shower over external floor drain as there is inadequate space for shower chair over outside bath.

Home Details

Area of Residence New South Wales
Post Code 2760
Accomodation Setting Private-owned/purchasing

Freestanding single storey brick home.


Photo of single storey brick home
Single storey brick home.


Space 1

Link Type
Bathroom general
Wall Particulars
Fibro partition with suds and noggins
Floor Particulars
Tiled concrete floor
Ceiling Particulars
Compressed fibro


Intervention Particulars

Remove: Bath & Basin.

Toilet Strip: Wall lining.

Carpentry: Supply & sheet walls with approved wet area sheeting, supply & install necessary framework to complete job, supply & install approved shaving cabinet, supply & install towel rail, supply & install shower curtain rail, supply & install 3 grabrails, and remove window & sheet over both sides.

Plumbing/Drainage: Extend/alter as necessary existing drainage, sanitary plumbing, S/F HWS gas model 1753 hot shot 90l external (LHS of house), S/F sliding hand shower & rail fix at lower level, S/F lever taps standard, S/F hand basin, white ceramic wall hung, S/F toilet pan & dual flush cistern with seat & roll holder, S/F standard rose at normal level.

Electrical: Supply & install GPO located in shaving cabinet, renew exhaust fan and connect to light switch.

Tiling: No hob shower, supply & fix approved tiles to 1800mm in shower area, supply & Fix approved tiles to 1350 to rest of bathroom, supply & Fix approved non-slip floor tiles 50 x 50 mm, supply & fix soap holder Flashing: supply & install approved wet area flashing which is to be returned 150mm up walls & wall junction to 1800mm, supply & install approved waterproofing system to floor area prior to tiling.


Plumbing, Lighting, Electricity

Access Points

Hinged door

Access Point Description

Inward opening hinged door

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