Daily Living Rehabilitation Flat
A realistic home simulation environment to learn and practice occupational therapy skills.
Our purpose built rehabilitation flat provides the opportunity to learn and practice occupational therapy skills within a secure environment.
The flat has a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with a range of equipment and daily living aids.
The flat is used to demonstrate equipment and the way in which an occupational therapist may assist a client to learn a new way to perform an activity and maintain their independence.
This environment was designed to be small and cramped, thereby offering physical hindrances for students to experience environmental challenges that may impact an individual with physical disabilities. The four roomed “Flat” is 37sqm (roughly 400sqft) with a living area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
Realistic simulation area
The realistic environment now has comfortable furniture and “homely” fittings to set the scene of a community visit where occupational therapists and other health care professions may work alongside service users. This simulation area attempts to mirror a real-life home environment model to a high degree of fidelity whilst allowing a variety of simulation techniques to be utilised effectively.
The flat is fitted with cameras and therefore allows for a structured debrief method through video-facilitated feedback. In addition to this, the updated simulation environment allows for research through the introduction of technological enhancement.