Hi all my father has been diagnosed with PSP for a number of years. He is now in the advanced stage where he has no speech, doubly incontinent and unable to weight bear. Until recently he has been able to spend time in a recliner chair but sadly due to muscle stiffness and lack of core strength he often ends up slipping down the chair and is unable to straighten himself, resulting in my 84 year old mother having to ask neughbours for help. As a result he now spends 24hrs in bed. He has carers in 4x a day and they use a hoist to get him out of the bed so it can be changed.
My father now looks depressed and despondent and sleeps all the time. We would love to get him into a chair or a wheelchair so he has at least some quality of life outside a bed. We are thinking maybe a wheelchair with a safety belt may be an option?
The OT has been no help at all. Just wondered if anyone has any experience of this or recommendations of companys.
We are based in Coventry UK.
Thanks for any advice you may have