Comprehensive Assessment Service for Older People (CASOP)

Comprehensive Assessment Service for Older People (CASOP) is based within the Specialist Rehabilitation Department at London Road Community Hospital. It is a purpose built facility designed to deliver a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment to patients with various conditions.


Falls and Frailty Service

People are referred to this service if they have had a fall or at risk of falling. Other issues such as continence, mobility, frailty, fear of falling and loss of confidence are also addressed.

This service aims to establish the reason for falls and/ or unsteadiness. This assessment in done by a team of health professionals who aim to address your problems and enable you to be as independent as possible.   

The team consists of:

  • consultants (doctor) who has a special interest in older people, falls and frailty
  • registered nurses who can help provide support about a wide range of health problems.
  • occupational therapists who can provide help and advice to increase independence in activities of daily living, increase, reduce falls risks around the home and assess cognition.  We work with family and carers to increase safety and reduce carers strain.
  • physiotherapists will look at your walking, strength and balance and where possible devise an exercise program to help to improve these skills. They can also discuss walking aids, vestibular symptoms and other mobility or exercise concerns where necessary.
  • dietitians, continence nurses and speech and language therapists who we can access if a need is identified.

Following initial assessments by a nurse, physiotherapist and occupational therapist, you will be invited to attend a separate appointment with one of our consultants. A personalised care plan will be put together and ongoing treatment and support provided.

When attending for your first appointment it is usual to be expected to stay for 2 to 3 hours for the initial appointment. We advise you bring a snack and something to drink. Please refer to your appointment letter for more details. 

Your carer may attend with you on the first visit.


Find and contact us

Take the path to left of the main entrance following signs for Specialist Rehabilitation

London Road Community Hospital
Specialist Rehabilitation
Junction 1
London Road
Derby
DE1 2QY

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Telephone: 01332 258 431