JONNY AGED 81 / PERSONAL CARE & SOCIALISING

We were approached by the client’s daughter with regards to her dad having support with his personal care and socialising. Johnny had a stroke some years ago which has affected his thinking abilities, he now has an additional diagnosis of dementia alongside two other long term health conditions that he requires support for from his district nursing team.

 

His daughter had noticed that dad was not caring for himself as well and was concerned about him becoming isolated.

 

We now visit three times a week and for an afternoon once a fortnight to help him wash and most importantly play cards where he delights in beating the girls on a regular basis. When the weather is fine he is supported to go to the local shops, for a walk or for a drive. Jonny looks forward to our visits and for Jonny's daughter it has reduced her stress considerabldsy knowing that her dad has more support, his skin condition has significantly improved and he is clean and comfortable, enabling her to have a holiday with her family for the first time in some years.

CARE DESCRIPTION:

CLIENT'S NAME: JONNY

CATEGORY: PERSONAL CARE & SOCIALISING

LENGTH OF CARE: 18 months

CARE DESCRIPTION:

CLIENT'S NAME: JOAN

CATEGORY: PARKINSON'S DISEASE CARE

LENGTH OF CARE: 6 months

JOAN AGED 87 / PARKINSON'S DISEASE CARE

We initially began caring for Joan daily to support her having a wash, getting dressed and into her lounge. Joan had Parkinson's Disease with limited mobility, speech and her cognition has been affected. Over time it became apparent that Joan was coming to the end of her life. We liaised with her local community health team and GP surgery to ensure that the right equipment was in place for us to care for Joan and we met with her family to talk about her care package and how and when it needed to be increased to provide Joan with the right care, privacy and dignity to meet her end of life needs. We spoke with our care staff on a regular basis to support them in caring for someone who is terminally ill.

 

Our staff were with Joan when she died, they were able to comfort her immediate family and as many of us were able to attended her funeral to say our goodbyes. Both Liz and Hazel were conscious of supporting the staff who had been with Joan when she died and the staff as a whole.

We talked about Joan at our next meeting about the care we provided and whether anything could have been changed with regards to the care provision.

ANGELA AGED 81 / POST HOSPITAL CARE

Angela came to us following a stay in hospital and at a local care home after having a fall and sustaining a fracture. Up until her fall. Angela had been an active member of the community. As her mobility has now reduced considerably the decision was made to have care.

 

Initially we were visiting four times a day to support her in all aspects of her care, as her condition and mobility improved and with regular reviews we are now visiting once a day to support Angela in having a wash and preparing her breakfast.

 

For Angela her and her families fears about not being able to manage at home have been allayed. We put Angela in touch with a local private physiotherapist and OT who have worked on her confidence and mobility.

 

For Angela the key has been that we have treated her as an individual and have considered her emotional and mental well being as a key part of her care.

CARE DESCRIPTION:

CLIENT'S NAME: ANGELA

CATEGORY: POST HOSPITAL CARE

LENGTH OF CARE: 6 months

 

CLIENT'S RATING: 

  • I'm not sure how I would have coped without you. I'm sure I would not be feeling confident and happy to face the future.

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