We have been waiting for 6 weeks for an OT to visit us, which I requested myself from Adult services after our usually helpful GP wouldn't refer him in November. in the meantime my OH is losing strength and the carer and I have has episodes where we have been helping him dress or move from chair to bed and his legs have folded under him. He has another mini chest infection this week, and is back on antibiotics so not at his best, I phoned adult services to hurry up the OT visit but am left unsure that will happen soon. What have other people found helpful at this stage, I am wondering if we should hire something rather than risk him falling. The carer has suggested a standing hoist does that sound right? I just wish it was easier to get hold of a professional when things are going downhill.